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Kadri’s OT goal gives Avalanche 3-1 series lead over Lightning

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Colorado Avalanche in one win.

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Thanks to them 3-2 win in overtime After beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, the Avalanche managed to take a 3-1 lead.

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The hero of the evening was Nazem Kadri with his first career playoff overtime goal as he returned to the lineup. It was an awkward moment as no one was sure the puck had hit the net. After receiving a pass at the blue line and flying into the zone, Kadri landed a quick shot that fell under the arm of the Lightning goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky and settled under the bar at the top of the grid.

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Everyone’s reaction was belated because no one really knew where the puck was. The puck was eventually found, and Colorado celebrated their second overtime win of the series and their third overall victory.

[Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info]

The victory also put the Avs one game closer to not only ending the Lightning’s dominance at the top of the league after two straight championships, but also winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in over 20 years.

It was also a good game for Colorado after losing Game 3 on Monday.

Of course, it wasn’t easy.

Tampa Bay took the lead less than a minute into the game. Anthony Cirelli Target.

Colorado responded with a powerplay goal to the game in the second period.

But it looked like they were about to change in favor of Tampa Bay when Victor Hedman beat Darcy Kemper to a backhand that probably should have been stopped.

Colorado was able to equalize early in the third period at Andrew Colliano purpose is to help send it overtime.

The big story here was Kadri.

After missing the last four games due to thumb surgery, there was some uncertainty about whether he would be able to play again this postseason. But after getting closer over the past few days, he was finally allowed to play. He was clearly not 100% Gabriel Landeskog took the faceoff when their line was on the ice, but he was able to make a strong impact.

Kadri was one of Colorado’s top players this season and scored seven playoff goals. None of them were bigger than that.

Cooper unhappy with victory

After that, Lightning head coach John Cooper answered only one question and hinted that missing too many calls led to Qadri’s victory.

– I will talk to you tomorrow. You will understand what I mean when you see this goal,” said Cooper. “My heart breaks for the players because maybe we should still be playing. I will be available tomorrow.”

2022 NHL Playoff Schedule: Stanley Cup Final

COLORADO EVALANCE vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (Call leads 3-1)

Game 1 – Avalanche 4, Lightning 3 (OT)
Game 2 – Avalanche 7, Lightning 0
Game 3 – Lightning 6, Avalanche 2
Game 4 – Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 5 – June 24: Lightning in an Avalanche, 8 pm ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 6 – June 26: Avalanche at Lightning 8pm ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Game 7 – June 28: Lightning in an Avalanche, 8 pm ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)

Adam Gretz writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

Adam Gretz writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

Adam Gretz writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.



Source: nhl.nbcsports.com

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