2022 Stanley Cup Final: Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

The Stanley Cup has left the building.

The Colorado Avalanche looked a bit off against Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 but faced a tough challenge all night. Jan Rutta hit Lightning early, forcing Avalanche to play catch-up. Valeri Nichushkin was able to do that in the second half, but Nikita Kucherov pulled Lightning again with a power play.

Although Andrei Vasilevskiy played well all night, another brace was awarded to Cale Makar. Ondrej Palat finally put Lightning forward for the last time towards the end of the third season, and they resisted the last line from Avalanche to send the series back to Tampa Bay.

It would not be the first time the team has come back from a 3-1 draw in the Stanley Cup final, but it is still a rising lightning strike. Here’s how they kept their competitive hopes alive in Game 5.

Last resort

The Stanley Cup will remain in its original state for a few days, at least.

Colorado has had its chances of shutting down Lightning in Game 5 but after another impressive performance from Andrei Vasilevskiy and Lightning’s edge in the special team battle, the series will return to Tampa in Game 6 on Sunday.

It was not that Nyazi wanted to cross the Avalanche. Colorado has overcome two shortcomings to maintain its hopes of lifting the Stanley Cup at home. But the Avalanche did not seem to be fully alive until the third round, as in Game 4. They will have a chance to fix that Sunday in Game 6. Colorado should be desperate not to let Tampa Bay go too far in the game. series. Not when Vasilevskiy plays so well and Nyazi’s descent begins to show in a big way. – Kristen Shilton

Resting on the side

We’ll have to wait until Sunday to see if Avalanche will lift the Stanley trophy.

Tampa is not complete

Ondrej Palat is not ready to give up yet, as he silenced the Colorado crowd with a goal going forward late in the third.

Avs bind

Bad lightning break, as one slams Vasilevskiy to tie the game 2-2. Cale Makar was the one awarded the goal.

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