Tampa Bay Lightning Fall 3-2 in Game 4 Overtime Thriller, Colorado Leads Series 3-1

By  //  June 23, 2022

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Game 5 set for Friday at 8 p.m. ET in Denver

TAMPA, FLORIDA – Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri scored 12:02 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche moved to within one victory of their first championship since 2001 with a 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Wednesday.

In his return after missing four games following hand surgery, Kadri cut to the net around Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev on the rush and lifted a shot under Andrei Vasilevskiy’s right arm from low in the right face-off circle.

Nathan MacKinnon and Andrew Cogliano scored for Colorado, which trailed 1-0 after the first period and 2-1 after the second. Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves.

Anthony Cirelli and Victor Hedman scored, and Vasilevskiy made 35 saves for Tampa Bay, whose eight-game home winning streak ended.

The Avalanche lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 and can close it out at home in Game 5 on Friday (8 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS).