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Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

The back-to-back Stanley Cup champions had been overwhelmed in a 7-0 loss in Game 2 at Ball Arena in Denver on Saturday, and they were down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. “That showing last game didn’t sit well with anyone in that locker room,” forward Anthony Cirelli said. “We knew we had to come out …

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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov forced from Game 3 after ‘dangerous play’ by Colorado Avalanche’s Devon Toews

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov forced from Game 3 after 'dangerous play' by Colorado Avalanche's Devon Toews

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov left Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final following what his teammate called “a dangerous play” by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews. Kucherov left the game with 6:05 remaining in the third period of Tampa Bay’s eventual 6-2 victory over the Avalanche that cut Colorado’s series lead …

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Colorado Avalanche pull starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 loss after allowing five goals

Colorado Avalanche pull starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 loss after allowing five goals

TAMPA, Fla. — The Colorado Avalanche pulled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 5-2 lead midway through the second period Monday night. Kuemper allowed five goals on 21 shots. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz as the Lightning went on to win …

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Stanley Cup Final Game 3 live blog: Avalanche vs. Lightning

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 live blog: Avalanche vs.  Lightning

Welcome to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Avalanche lead the best-of-7 series 2-0 and have yet to lose on the road this postseason, owning a 7-0 record. The Lightning lost the first two games of the Eastern Conference Final to the New York Rangers …

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Point game-time decision for Lightning against Avalanche in Game 3

Point game-time decision for Lightning against Avalanche in Game 3

TAMPA– Brayden Point is a game-time decision for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. The forward had missed 10 games after sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 14, but …

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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point game-time decision for Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point could return from injury for Game 6

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point is a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, coach Jon Cooper announced Monday. Point did not take part in the team’s morning skate. He returned to the Lightning lineup in Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche after missing the previous two rounds, having …

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Manson eyes Stanley Cup with Avalanche in Final after father came close

Manson eyes Stanley Cup with Avalanche in Final after father came close

“Oh, I didn’t even think about [Father’s Day],” Josh, a Colorado Avalanche defenseman, said last week. “The focus has been on everything else. I’m sure we’ll be spending some good time together soon and we’ll want to make it special.” Josh and the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the …

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Colorado Avalanche travel without injured Andre Burakovsky ahead of Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Colorado Avalanche travel without injured Andre Burakovsky ahead of Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

DENVER — Colorado’s Andre Burakovsky will not travel with the team to Tampa on Sunday after suffering an injury in the Avalanche’s 7-0 drubbing of the Lightning in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. Coach Jared Bednar said Burakovsky is still being evaluated and would join the Avalanche in Tampa on Monday. …

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Brady among Tampa Bay sports stars to wish Lightning luck in Game 2

Brady among Tampa Bay sports stars to wish Lightning luck in Game 2

Tom Brady led a parade of sports stars with Tampa ties in wishing the Tampa Bay Lightning luck before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. “Let’s do this Lightning,” Brady says in the video shared by the Lightning on social media Saturday. “Bring home the Cup! Let’s go!” Tweet from @TBLightning: Some special fans …

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