With the loss of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals, veteran Patrick Maroon saw his very long playoff unbeaten streak come to naught.
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Indeed, the 34-year-old had won his last 15 series before the failure in six games against the Colorado Avalanche in the final round this year.
The striker was trying to win a fourth consecutive championship, after that of 2019 with the St. Louis Blues, then those of the following two campaigns with the “Bolts”.
His successful streak began when his former team defeated the Winnipeg Jets in the first round; the Blues eventually lifted the trophy on the Boston Bruins rink.
Maroon then signed a one-year contract with the Lightning, followed by a two-year deal which he officially ended in 2022.
In Tampa, he thus lost for the first time in 12 playoff confrontations.
For the next two years, he will earn $2 million under a pact agreed to last February.