TAMPA, Fla. -
Nazem Kadri scored astatine 12:02 of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche bushed Tampa Bay 3-2 connected Wednesday nighttime successful Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to determination wrong a triumph of dethroning the two-time defending champion Lightning.
Playing for the archetypal clip since June 4 owed to a thumb injury, Kadri skated successful connected Andrei Vasilevskiy and slipped a changeable nether the goaltender's close limb to springiness Colorado a 3-1 bid lead.
The Avalanche outshot the Lightning 11-3 successful the other period. Vasilevskiy stopped Logan O'Connor connected a breakaway, and Colorado had a changeable clang disconnected the station and different deed the crossbar earlier Kadri ended it.
Game 5 is Friday nighttime successful Denver, wherever Colorado won the archetypal 2 games of the bid and are 7-2 this postseason.
Anthony Cirelli scored 36 seconds into the crippled and Victor Hedman besides scored successful regularisation for the Lightning. They took a 2-1 pb into the 3rd period.
Nathan MacKinnon scored connected a second-period powerfulness play for Colorado, and Andrew Cogliano tied it aboriginal successful the third.
Darcy Kuemper, pulled from Game 3 aft giving up 5 goals successful a 6-2 loss, stopped 37 shots for the Avalanche.
Vasilevskiy finished with 35 saves. He has rebounded from allowing 11 goals successful Games 1 and 2 to bounds the high-scoring Avalanche to 5 the past 2 games.
The Lightning are trying to go the archetypal squad to triumph astatine slightest 3 consecutive Stanley Cup titles since the New York Islanders won 4 successful a enactment from 1980-83. The Avalanche past hoisted the Cup successful 2001.