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Steven Stamkos, Lightning Praised for Bounce-Again Recreation 3 Win Over Kuemper, Avalanche

Steven Stamkos, Lightning Praised for Bounce-Again Recreation 3 Win Over Kuemper, Avalanche

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are two-time defending champions for a purpose.

Whereas many groups would have hassle getting up for a sport towards an offensive juggernaut after falling behind 2-0 within the Stanley Cup Remaining with a blowout 7-0 loss, the Lightning had been greater than up for the problem. They defended house ice at Amalie Enviornment in Monday’s Recreation 3 with a 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche and are actually down 2-1 within the collection.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport


All tied up in Tampa Bay

(through @BR_OpenIce)

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

Tampa Bay has their first lead of the collection 👀 #StanleyCup

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

Three unanswered for the defending champs 😱 #StanleyCup

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce


What a shot from in entrance #StanleyCup

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

Now it is the @TBLightning‘s flip to place up 5 🖐 #StanleyCup

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce


Tampa is as much as SIX now #StanleyCup

Maybe probably the most encouraging growth for the Lightning was the truth that the celebs led the best way.

Steven Stamkos (one objective and one help), Nikita Kucherov (two assists) and Victor Hedman (two assists) all had multi-point video games, and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy bounced again with 37 saves on 39 shot makes an attempt.

The complete workforce earned loads of reward on social media:

Bruce Arthur @bruce_arthur

One factor in regards to the Lightning: they actually learn to play groups. Colorado is an unreal check of that, and this sport is not even over, however Tampa’s resilience and persistence as a collection goes on is absolutely putting

Mike Ryan (Ruiz) 🙌🏽 @MichaelRyanRuiz

You’re gonna have to cut their head off, put a stake by their coronary heart and set their physique on hearth too simply in case in case you wanna kill the Tampa Bay Lightning

Scottie Upshall @ScottieUpshall

The champs doing what champs do – That is the way you come house and climate an Avalanche storm. @TBLightning

Sean Reynolds @snseanreynolds

Stamkos within the slot goes off the crossbar and in. Lightning up 4-2. Stamkos wished the Lightning to point out what they had been manufactured from after Recreation 2. Main with each phrases and motion.

Joe Smith @JoeSmithTB

Kucherov gained a board battle after which made sick cross to Stamkos, who transformed as he fell to 1 knee from slot. #tblightning stars coming to play tonight

Caley Chelios @CaleyChelios

Kucherov is on one other planet. I’m nonetheless not over the cross to Stamkos. How?!?

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Lightning scored FOUR objectives within the 2nd interval 😳

Pete Blackburn @PeteBlackburn

It seems really capturing the puck and testing Darcy Kuemper was a good suggestion

Tampa Bay Lightning @TBLightning

Hi there, we might wish to report a theft.

Jamie Hersch @JamieHersch

Crowd cheering Vasy! Vasy! each probability they get. The benefit in goaltending for Tampa has lastly emerged tonight. Kuemper’s evening is over and the Massive Cat is roaring.

It appeared to be extra of the identical when Colorado opened the scoring 5 minutes in, however Valeri Nichushkin’s objective was overturned upon assessment for offside. Though the Avalanche nonetheless scored first and received two objectives from Gabriel Landeskog and two assists every from Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar, they regarded far much less dominant after the group got here to life when the primary objective was disallowed.

Tampa Bay answered the primary objective with three straight. Nicholas Paul scored one regardless of an obvious damage earlier within the sport, and Ondrej Palat scored one other off a stupendous cross from Stamkos.

The sample continued when the Lightning answered Colorado’s second objective with three straight once more with Kucherov aiding on objectives from Stamkos and Pat Maroon.

It was sufficient to drive goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the sport, however the injury was already executed for the guests. Vasilevskiy was additionally dialed in to forestall any reputable comeback threats.

Consideration now turns to Wednesday’s Recreation 4 when the Lightning will look to tie the collection up and proceed the theme of the house workforce successful each time.

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