• Avalanche advantage at special teams paves way for 3-1 Cup lead

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    TAMPA, Fla. - Once the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final arrived here Wednesday night, special teams went away. As expected, the referees let the little things go.
    This game was going to be decided at even strength, and it was with Nazem Kadri's overtime heroics giving the Avalanche a 3-2 victory and 3-1 series lead against Tampa Bay.
    But in the 11-plus periods leading up to the third period and overtime in Game 4, the Avalanche has dominated special teams in this series, a big reason why they can clinch the Cup on Friday night. The Avs have won that comparison in all four...
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  • Lightning 3-peat in trouble after Game 4 loss to Colorado

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took one question during his postgame media session. Without getting into specifics about whether Colorado had too many men on the ice, he suggested the Avalanche's overtime goal shouldn't have counted.
    “This one is going to sting much more than others,” Cooper said Wednesday night after a 3-2 loss in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. “It's hard for me. It's going to be hard for me to speak. I'm going to have to speak. I'll speak with you tomorrow. You're going to see what I mean when you see the winning goal. And my heart breaks for the players...
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