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Avalanche’s Valeri Nichushkin is having himself a playoffs — and earning himself a payday

Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin is having himself a playoffs — and earning himself a payday

DENVER — Ask his coach, Jared Bednar, and Valeri Nichushkin is “built for this time of year.” Ask his teammates, like Cale Makar, and Nichushkin is a “train for us,” the “full package.” Josh Manson calls him “amazing.” Andrew Cogliano calls him “an absolute horse.” Colorado Avalanche players and coaches have long known how valuable …

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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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Kenan Thompson looking forward to hosting 2022 NHL Awards again

Kenan Thompson looking forward to hosting 2022 NHL Awards again

Kenan Thompson said he is looking forward to hosting the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday, three years after he hosted the last live edition of the event prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The Emmy-award winning actor and comedian will be front and center at Armature Works in Tampa (7 pm ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS) to …

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2022 Stanley Cup Final – How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

2022 Stanley Cup Final - How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

TAMPA, Fla. — What a difference 48 hours and a venue change makes. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final — and coming off of a 7-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche that felt even more lopsided than that score — the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home and threw an epic counterpunch, …

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Charles Barkley roasts Jayson Tatum during Stanley Cup Final broadcast

Charles Barkley roasts Jayson Tatum during Stanley Cup Final broadcast

Charles Barkley was on ESPN’s Stanley Cup Final broadcast for only a few minutes, but he had more than enough time to roast Jayson Tatum before he left. Barkley joined ESPN’s halftime show to discuss Ondrej Palat’s incredible goal for the Lightning in the first period of Monday night’s Game 3, among other things. During …

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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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3 Keys: Avalanche at Lightning, Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

3 Keys: Avalanche at Lightning, Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche (1C) and Lightning (3A) 8 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS Colorado leads best-of-7 series 2-0 The Tampa Bay Lightning know they’ll need more than a boost from their home crowd in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena on Monday. After losing the first two …

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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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