If they tried, the NHL couldn't have written it better. Nazemkadri wins overtime to win the Colorado Avalanche's first game back after an injury. 1
For a brief moment, nobody knew where the puck was. This gives us flashbacks to Patrick Kane's win for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.
An interesting development occurred after the Avalanche players left Amalie Arena in celebration, and dejected Tampa Bay Lightning fans fled Amalie Arena.
Colorado had six skaters at the time Kadri won the game.
Bednar stated that he didn't like the call because he didn't believe there was the intent. "I don’t think he was even checking that guy.
It looked to me as if he had tripped on his stick. It's a difficult one. That was their only power play goal. That hurt, it stung a bit. It is what it is. You have to be flexible with the situation.
Makar stated, "I'm here not to talk about refs." We have to fight through that. It's playoffs. There will be discrepancies from one game to the next with different people.
The sides were already playing 4-on-4 when it happened. This was due to minor penalties to Alex Killorn for holding and a late offset call against J.T.
Compher is the one who holds the stick. Colorado's penalty kill was already 2-for-2, but it couldn't keep up with Kucherov who unloaded a shot onto Darcy Kuemper.
As the series moves back to Tampa on Sunday, Colorado must do the same as before and forget about Friday's disappointment.
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