Tampa Bay scored the opening goal, when Ryan McDonagh set up a David Savard shot that was tipped in by Ross Colton. It would prove to be the only goal of the contest, Tampa Bay holding onto their one-goal lead throughout the third period, with Andrei Vasilevskiy recording a shutout. The 1–0 victory won the series for Tampa Bay and their second consecutive Stanley Cup.
Vasilevskiy was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player during the playoffs. With their victory, Tampa became the first team since the 1983 New York Islanders to win the Stanley Cup without winning an overtime game during the playoffs.