NHL – Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay still alive – rts.ch
Tampa Bay is still alive! The double defending champion won 3-2 in Denver in Act V of the Stanley Cup final to dismiss a first match point. Colorado, however, retains the hand. The Avalanche leads, in fact, 3-2 in this series before the 6th game which will be played Sunday in Tampa.
Colorado has won 8 of 9 away games in these playoffs. A possible 7th match would take place, moreover, in Denver. Finally, only one team, Toronto, won the Stanley Cup after trailing 3-1 in the final. It was in… 1942.
21 years of waiting
In front of an unleashed Colorado public that has been waiting for a new Stanley Cup for 21 years, Ondrej Palat scored the winning goal 6’22 » from the siren. In his cage, Andrei Vasilevskiy deflected 35 shots to perfectly protect his teammates. The Lightning had led twice thanks to the successes of Jan Ritta (16th) and Nikita Kucherov (29th). Colorado was able to equalize thanks to Valeri Nichushkin (26th) and Cale Makar (43), author of his 28th and 29th points in these series during this meeting.