Ex-Shark Goodrow wins Stanley Cup Final against Pavelski

Lightning's Barclay Goodrow and Stars' Joe Pavelski
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Barclay Goodrow went from one of the worst teams in the NHL this season to a Stanley Cup champion.

What a crazy ride for the 27-year-old Toronto native.

Goodrow and the Tampa Bay Lightning captured the 2020 Stanley Cup Final with a 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 on Monday night in Edmonton.

Goodrow's joy is Joe Pavelski's heartbreak. The former Sharks captain was in search of his first Stanley Cup win, but he came up short for the second time in his iconic career.

Pavelski had a notable series, as his goal late in the Game 5 forced overtime. The goal also was the 61st of Pavelski's playoff career, making him the all-time leader among U.S.-born players.

The Sharks traded Goodrow to the Lightning on Feb. 24 along with a 2020 third-round draft pick for a 2020 first-round draft pick and 26-year-old forward Anthony Greco.

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While Goodrow gets to lift Lord Stanley's Cup over his head Monday, the Sharks watched the playoffs from home. They finished with the worst record in the Western Conference (29-36-5).

The Sharks and their fans surely are disappointed with how their season ended, but they have to be thrilled that the trade worked out so well for Goodrow.