Tampa Bay Lightning scorers Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos have only been teammates since 2013, but at the end of the second period tonight against Montreal, the pair showed off the communication skills of a longtime married couple. As the Lightning pushed the puck down deep in the Canadiens’ zone, Kucherov flashed a backhanded, no-look pass that went straight to Stamkos in front of goal for a one-timed score.

That’s how you become the best team in the NHL.