One win to go.
Nazim Qadri The overtime winner scored to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. Colorado leads the best of seven series 3-1 with a chance to win the Stanley Cup on ice at home with Game 5 scheduled for Friday night in Denver.
Nazim Qadri The winner scored in overtime in his first line-up match since Game Three of the Western Conference Final after sustaining an upper body injury and undergoing surgery. Nathan McKinnon Register on Playing power, while Andrew Cogliano He also found the back of the avalanche network in the organization. Darcy Comber He made 37 exports on 39 shots in the victory.
For Tampa Bay, Anthony Cirelli and Victor Hedman scored on the list. Andrei Vasilevsky saved 34 saves in 37 shots in the list.
Video: COL @ TBL, Gm4: Kadri beats Vasilevskiy for OT . winner
My destiny returns and scores the winner in overtime:
The avalanche went from coast to coast on the overtime winner. Kuemper made a save–and earned the first-ever goalkeeper assist to a Stanley Cup Final OT winner in NHL history–then Arturi Laconin He took an ice disk and fed my pot. Central, who skated into the low hole and pulled the puck from backhand to forehand and fired a low shot into his wrist. The ball went through Vasilevsky’s elbow and crossed the goal line at 12:02 to seal Game 4’s avalanche win.
Colorado beat Tampa 10-3 in overtime.
On his return, Kadri skated by his side Gabriel Landskog And the Valery Neshushkin. My destiny scored 18:31 minutes, fired two shots and delivered one hit.
Video: Kadri, Avalanche top group 3-1 with game win 4
despite of In the face of Lightning’s stifling playstyle and defensive dominance, Avalanche remained patient and trusted in its belief in the process to keep the course and ultimately achieve victory.
Lightning got off to a fast start, taking the first kick after just 36 seconds into the match and dominating the first half with a 17-4 shot advantage.
Immediately after the puck fell and gained possession, the bolts thrust into the Efes defense zone and spin the ball. Eric Cernak’s shot from above the right-hand circle was stifled by Kuemper, but during the play his mask fell off. As the stampede began on the front end, Cirelli buried the puck on the Kuemper stick to give Tampa a 1-0 lead.
Lightning did not allow the avalanche to score a second shot at the net within 11 minutes of play.
Avalanche got to the plate early in the second period with his sixth goal in force play of the series. Hedman was sent to square 3:57 in the frame to interfere Nico Sturm. On the Colorado man’s advantage, McKinnon pulled a cross pass to Miko Rantanen Where the Finnish winger put a shot on the net. Vasilevsky kicked the goalkeeper with his toe, but McKinnon netted and redirected the rebound from his skate to Lightning’s goal for a 1-1 equalizer in 5:17.
Video: COL @ TBL, Gm4: MacKinnon forwards a puck to PPG
The Lightning reclaimed the lead at 10:42 on an all-out singles effort by Hedman. Swedish defender – and runner-up in the Norris Cup to Colorado Cal Makar – Ski from private bloulene to the Colorado area. Hedman dangled in front of the Colorado skiers and from inside the right-facing circuit, fired a backhand shot to the far side and over the Comber guard to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead.
Early in the third half, the avalanche tied the score 2-2 with a goal from Sturm. Colorado executed the pass from d-to-d and Josh Manson He hung a volley from his wrist on the net. Sturm flipped the ball over, and while Vasilevsky initially paused, the German midfielder hit the rebound and slid past Kogliano and past Vasilevsky into the net at 2:53 in the period and on target that would force overtime.
In the net:
Kuemper made 37 saves on 39 shots in the overtime victory.
Kuemper came in with a massive gauntlet that saved at a pivotal point in the third game when the score was tied 2-2 as he rejected Ryan McDonagh’s shot with 8:24 remaining in regulation.
- Qadri scored his seventh post-season goal and the second winner of the match.
- McKinnon scored his twelfth goal in the playoffs and the sixth in a power game.
- Cogliano buried his third post-season goal, which fits his career better.
- Kuemper gets help in Kadri’s overtime winner.
- Colorado recorded its ninth post-season win, its second-largest post-season win in NHL history behind the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Colorado finished the game 1-on-2 in strong play (record six PPGs in the series) and 2-on-2 in a penalty kick.
- Nicholas Ob-Kobel, Andrei BurakovskyAnd the Ryan MurrayAnd the Curtis McDermidJustus Anunin and Samuel Gerrard (Upper body) were scratches to Colorado.
The 2022 Stanley Cup Final between Colorado and Lightning returns to Denver with Game 5 scheduled for Friday night at the Ball Arena. The puck drop has been scheduled for 6 PM GMT.