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Avalanche who defeated Lightning and won the third Stanley Cup

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Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri shoots the puck into the top of the goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for a goal during overtime of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.
Colorado Avalanche Center Nazem Kadori packs to the top of the goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky (88) scored a goal in the fourth extra time of the NHL Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Photo: John Bazemore /THE Associate Press

Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of the NHL Finals Tampa Bay Tonight, welcoming Lightning to Denver's Ball Arena, the Stanley Cup is inside the building.

Avalanche leads the Best of Seven Series 3-1 and is about to win the third cup title since 2001.

Lightning is still mixing to achieve their third straight title, but the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to return from a 3-1 deficit in the Cup final.

Colorado won a 3-2 extra time on Wednesday in Tampa, Florida, and moved within the scope of the title's victory.

Nazem Kadri scored a winning goal in his recovery from a thumb injury. Western Conference Finals.

Lightning coach John Cooper believes that there were too many Avs players to be penalized, so the goal wasn't controversial.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 24, 2022.

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