Bolts Come Alive at Home

Colorado Avalanche v. Tampa Bay Lightning
Game 3 – COL Leads 2-0

Game Recap:

Heading to Tampa Bay for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final the Lightning look to get themselves back into the series against the dominating Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period the Bolts would start off with some good jump to their game as they would register the first three shots of the game, but then the Avs would shift the momentum in their favor as they would look to get the first goal of the game, but unfortunately after a coach’s challenge the goal would be overturned and lead to a Tampa powerplay 50 seconds later. However, the Bolts powerplay would get cut short as Ondrej Palat would get called for high sticking, and the Avs would strike with their powerplay as Gabriel Landeskog would score to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. Later in the period the Bolts would get another powerplay, but after that one would expire they would finally score to tie the game at one with an Anthony Cirelli tally. Then less than two minutes later Ondrej Palat would score to give the Lightning their first lead of the series as they would take the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

In the second period the Lightning would begin to roll as Nick Paul would strike less than 90 seconds into the period to grow the Bolts lead to two. Then shortly after the Avs would go back onto the powerplay and Landeskog would strike again to get the Avalanche back within one, but that would be it for the Avs as the Lightning would become unstoppable. A little over three minutes after the Avs goal Steven Stamkos would strike to retake the two goal lead for the Bolts, and then Pat Maroon would score to chase Darcy Kuemper from the crease and see Pavel Francouz enter the game for the Avs. Then later in the period while on the powerplay Corey Perry would score off of a rebound in the crease to give the Lightning the dominating 6-2 lead over the Avalanche.

Then in the third period it would be a feisty one between both teams, but the Lightning would hold on to take Game 3 6-2 over the Avalanche to cut their series deficit to one.

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Colorado Avalanche:

Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Valeri Nichushkin

Nicolas Aube-Kubel — J.T. Compher — Mikko Rantanen

Alex Newhook — Darren Helm — Artturi Lehkonen

Andrew Cogliano — Nico Sturm — Logan O’Connor

Devon Toews — Cale Makar

Jack Johnson — Josh Manson

Bowen Byram — Erik Johnson

Darcy Kuemper

Pavel Francouz

Scratched: Justus Annunen, Ryan Murray, Kurtis MacDermid, Jacob MacDonald, Jayson Megna

Injured: Samuel Girard (sternum), Nazem Kadri (hand), Andre Burakovsky (upper body)

Tampa Bay Lightning:

Ondrej Palat — Steven Stamkos — Nikita Kucherov

Brandon Hagel — Anthony Cirelli — Alex Killorn

Ross Colton — Riley Nash — Nicholas Paul

Pat Maroon — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Corey Perry

Victor Hedman — Jan Rutta

Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak

Mikhail Sergachev — Zach Bogosian

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Cal Foote, Fredrik Claesson, Brayden Point

Injured: None

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First Period:

COL Penalty – 5:50 – JT Compher 2 minutes for Interference

TB Penalty – 7:09 – Ondrej Palat 2 minutes for High Sticking

COL PPG – 8:19 – Gabriel Landeskog (10) from Mikko Rantanen (18) and Cale Makar (18)

COL Penalty – 10:54 – Alex Newhook 2 minutes for Holding

TB Goal – 13:03 – Anthony Cirelli (2) from Pat Maroon (2)

TB Goal – 14:54 – Ondrej Palat (10) from Steven Stamkos (7)

End of FirstCOL – 1TB – 2
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Second Period:

TB Goal – 1:26 – Nick Paul (5) from Ross Colton (4)

TB Penalty – 4:03 – Ross Colton 2 minutes for Hooking

COL PPG – 4:43 – Gabriel Landeskog (11) from Cale Makar (19) and Mikko Rantanen (19)

TB Goal – 7:52 – Steven Stamkos (10) from Nikita Kucherov (18) and Zach Bogosian (3)

TB Penalty – 8:58 – Pat Maroon 2 minutes for Roughing

COL Penalty – 8:58 – Josh Manson 2 minutes for Roughing

TB Goal – 11:15 – Pat Maroon (4) from Nikita Kucherov (19) and Victor Hedman (14)

COL Penalty – 14:22 – Nico Sturm 2 minutes for Delay of Game

TB PPG – 14:58 – Corey Perry (6) from Ondrej Palat (9) and Victor Hedman (15)

TB Penalty – 15:45 – Alex Killorn 2 minutes for Slashing

COL Penalty – 19:43 – Andrew Cogliano 2 minutes for Roughing

TB Penalty – 19:43 – Mikhail Sergachev 2 minutes for Roughing

End of SecondCOL – 2TB – 6
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Third Period:

COL Penalty – 12:03 – Andrew Cogliano 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

COL Penalty – 13:38 – Devon Toews 2 minutes for Cross Checking

TB Penalty – 14:40 – Bench (Corey Perry) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

TB Penalty – 17:48 – Ross Colton 5 minute major for Fighting

COL Penalty – 17:48 – Logan O’Connor 5 minute major for Fighting

COL Penalty – 17:48 – Andrew Cogliano 10 minute Misconduct

TB Penalty – 17:48 – Pat Maroon 10 minute Misconduct

COL Penalty – 17:48 – Nicolas Aube-Kubel 2 minutes for Slashing

End of ThirdCOL – 2TB – 6
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