“Tampa” beat “Colorado” and closed the gap in the Stanley Cup final, Kucherov has a goal
MOSCOW, June 25 – The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.
The meeting, which took place in Denver, ended with a score of 3:2 (1:0, 1:1, 1:1) in favor of the guests. The winners were scored by Jan Rutta (16th minute), Russian forward Nikita Kucherov (29) and Ondrej Palat (54). Russia’s Valery Nichushkin (26) and Cale Makar (43) scored for the Avalanche.
Defender “Tampa” Mikhail Sergachev chalked up two assists. Thanks to this, he scored 30 points in his career in NHL playoff matches and caught up with Sergey Berezin in this indicator, sharing 25th place with him in the list of Russian scorers. Lightning goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky saved 36 shots out of 38.
The score in the series to four wins was 3-2 in favor of Colorado. The sixth match will take place in Tampa on the night of June 27 Moscow time.