Tampa is alive, Kucherov is the best player of our time! The NHL Finals Show Continues

Lev Lukin

Kucherov scored 2 points in the NHL Finals game

True, the victory of the “lightning” was overshadowed by the injury of the Russian leader at the end of the meeting.

The third consecutive NHL Finals got off to a terrible start for Tampa. In the first game in Denver, the Lightnings famously bounced back from 1:3, but lost embarrassingly in overtime, and a couple of days later they were trampled with a humiliating score.



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However, it was clear that the most experienced “Tampa” would not fall apart and would not fall apart even after this. The Lightning had to return to the home court, where they can beat absolutely any team.

However, at the beginning of the third meeting, it seemed that Tampa’s nightmare continued. So far, the main hero of the final at Colorado, Valery Nichushkin, scored another goal against Andrei Vasilevsky! But the joy of the “avalanches” was short-lived: John Cooper took the challenge to the offside position and it turned out that the puck really left the Tampa zone shortly before the goal.


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However, in the 9th minute, Colorado still opened the scoring. Landeskog mostly won the fight on the spot and was rewarded with a lucky rebound.

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And at this moment, “Tampa” woke up. The Lightning finally managed to score several goals in a row, embarrass Colorado goaltender Kemper and turn the tide of the game.

In the 14th minute, Cirelli equalized, famously deceiving Kemper at the end of the counterattack.

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111 seconds have passed, and now Palat and Stamkos are turning the heads of the Avalanche defense, playing the standard combination at speed.

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At the beginning of the second period, Nick Paul also scored, and a lot became clear in this match. At the same time, Colorado returned to the game, having realized the second majority in the match – again Landeskog scored from the passes of Rantanen and Makar. But then Nikita Kucherov got down to business, who activated the “magic transfers” option.

First, the Russian smartly found Stamkos on the patch – the captain did not miss Kemper from a couple of meters.

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And then Kucherov did a great job with Maroon, who got out on a nickel and pushed through the Canadian goalkeeper of the Avalanches. This was the last straw – while Tampa was celebrating the fifth goal, Pavel Francouz changed Kemper in the Colorado frame.

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The Czech did not stay dry for long – Corey Perry in the majority shoved the puck from the patch, setting a unique achievement along the way.


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6:2 in the course of the second period is quite a worthy response of “Tampa” to the dominance of “Colorado” in the Denver part of the final. As for Kucherov, Nikita went to a clean 28th place in the list of NHL scorers of all time, and also repeated the cool achievement of Gretzky, Bossy and Trottier, having managed to reach the 25-point mark in the third playoff in a row.

In addition, the Russian super-forward “Lightning” became the best among all active hockey players in the NHL in matches with 2+ points in the final series. Kucherov held the seventh such game, beating Crosby and Kane.

The third period has largely become a formality. Until the last minutes, nothing interesting happened, and then, as expected, passions flared up. At the same time, Tampa lost one of the main characters of the meeting – Kucherov left ahead of schedule for the locker room after Teyvz’s dirty hit. The consequence of this was a natural fight between Colton and O’Connor in the next shift.

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But all these events had no effect on the score of the match. Tampa is alive in this final – did anyone doubt it? The most interesting thing is ahead, however, for the “lightning”, of course, the degree of damage to Kucherov will mean a lot.

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