Tampa, Florida 2022-06-24 20:59:03 –
Denver, Colorado — Tampa Bay Lightning did a simple job in front of them on Friday night, got on the ice, won … or went home. Lightning had to beat Colorado Avalanche 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals to avoid the cup being overturned in Denver.
Prior to the game, Lightning announced that they would again be without Center Briden points. He missed most of the Stanley Cup Finals, leaving a big hole in the Tampa Bay line.
Tampa Bay fans knew that the team had to play better than the bad efforts shown in Game 4 overtime. It was Nikitakcherov, who was barely visible in the Stanley Cup Finals, that attracted attention.
Tampa Bay also needs a power play unit to make some noise while the penalty kill unit eventually needs to shut down the avalanche.
The puck dropped in the first period shortly after 8:15 east as Lightning explored the three petes held by the thread.
Three minutes after the first period, Tampa’s power play unit took ice after a high sticking penalty against Avs. Tampa’s power play unit was 1-14 towards Game 5 against Avs, but this power play made no difference because Lightning couldn’t do anything.
Tampa overcame an early storm from Colorado when the first period was just over six minutes and the TV time-out was reached. Still, Lightning needed more to continue the series.
Seven minutes after the first period, Lightning resumed power play after Avs’ Nazem Kadri received a significant penalty. Surprisingly no one watched the final, the second power play ended without a goal from Tampa Bay.
Later, Colorado received a delay penalty for Lightning, sending a deadly power play on the ice in 11 minutes during the first period. The Lightning Penalty Kill unit removed Colorado from the board as both teams regained more power.
With four and a half minutes remaining in the quarter, Jan Mutta shot a slap shot just in front of Colorado goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper, giving Lightning a 1-0 lead. Shots at 95 mph were barely visible when zoomed in on the net.
Avalanche was thrilled by lighting goalkeeper Andreiva Silevsky when the clock stopped in the first period, but Bigcat gave Tampa a 1-0 lead to finish the first period. Strongly stopped all the shots I faced for.
Tampa takes 1-0 lead over Avalanche into first intermission Source link Tampa takes 1-0 lead over Avalanche into first intermission