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The Tampa Bay Lightning went into Game 6 with the knowledge that only seven teams have recovered from a 3-1 series deficit in the Stanley Cup final to the series and only one team, the 1942 Toronto Maple Leaveshave come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the Stanley Cup (the Leafs were actually trailing 3-0 before winning four in a row).
Both teams had injuries heading into Game 6 with Colorado missing Andre Burakovsky before the game while Tampa Bay ran out brayden point† The Lightning were at home 8-2 en route to their final home game of the season, while Colorado was 8-1 en route in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.
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COLORADO 2 TAMPA BAY 1 (Colorado wins the Stanley Cup 4-2)
The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending the Lightning’s dream of winning three consecutive Stanley Cups.
Cale Makari was declared the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and rightly so, as he finished the playoffs with 29 points, third best in scoring and best points catcher of all participants in the Stanley Cup Final. Makar was the unanimous winner and collected all 18 votes.
The first period was without many whistles, as the action was non-stop. The lone goal of the opening frame came at 3:48 of the period in which the captain, Steven Stamkos took the lead and hit Darcy Kuemper† Cale Makari‘s attempt to clear the pass from behind the net hit the skate of Ondrej Palat and the puck went straight to Stamkos who are 11 . pote of the postseason.
Although there were no pucks in the net for the rest of the period, both keepers played quite well with Andrei Vasilevskiy making some excellent saves while Kuemper was firmly in the Colorado cage.
The shots at the net after the first period were 10-8 in favor of Tampa Bay.
It was all Colorado in the second period, at least on the scoreboard as they scored a couple of goals to take a 2-1 lead after two runs.
Nathan MacKinnonheld to just one goal in their first five games, took over when he hit his 13 . scorede of the playoffs at 1:54. MacKinnon took a pass from Bowen Byram and his one-timer from the faceoff circle easily defeated Vasilevskiy.
The Avalanche took a 2-1 lead on a controversial goal as Josh Manson seemed to crochet Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the Colorado zone. The Avs then broke up with MacKinnon losing the puck but it goes Artturi Lehkonen in the face-off circle and his shot defeated Vasilevskiy. There could easily have been a penalty at stake, but there was none and the goal was allowed to stand.
The Avalanche defeated Tampa Bay 13-9 in the second period to take a 21-19 lead after two.
Surprisingly, the Avalanche ran the game in the third period, beating the Lightning 9-4 and disallowing a shot from Tampa Bay for more than 15 minutes from late in the second period into the third.
Kuemper calmed down his opponents when he found himself firmly in the Colorado net, stopping 22-of-23 shots for his 10e win against four defeats. He had a 2.57 GAA and a save percentage of 0.902.
Vasilevskiy ends the 2022 postseason with a record of 14-9 with a 2.52 GAA and a save percentage of 0.922.
MacKinnon had seven shots on target.
Bowen Byram had eight hits.
There were only two small penalties called the whole game because the umpires let them play.
The curse of Corey Perry triumphed over the winning ways of Pat Maroon Perry has now gone to three consecutive Stanley Cup finals without winning, while for Maroon he lost his first Stanley Cup series after 15 consecutive wins as he won at St. Louis in 2019 and Tampa Bay the last two seasons before he retired. year lost.
Congratulations again to the 2022 Stanley Cup champions, the Colorado Avalanche!
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Steven Stamkos – 1
Nathan MacKinnon – 1
Artturi Lehkonen – 1
Ondrej Palat – 1
Bowen Byram – 1
Nathan MacKinnon – 1
Josh Manson – 1
Shots on target
Nathan MacKinnon – 7
Bowen Byram – 8
Erik Cernak – 5
Ryan McDonagh – 2
Cale Makari – 2