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Nathan MacKinnon’s first goal in the Stanley Cup Final tied the game 4-1-1 in the second period at Amalie Arena.

Anthony Cirelli scored 36 seconds into the game to give Tampa Bay an early 1-0 lead.

The Lightning, trailing the series two games to one, aim to tie the Stanley Cup Finals at two games apiece and avoid falling within an elimination game.

Tampa Bay picked up its first win of the series with a 6-2 victory in Game 3 on Monday at Tampa. Colorado won the first two games in Denver.

Nikita Kucherov and Nick Paul are for the Lightning, Brayden Point is absent. Nazem Kadri returns for the Avalanche, who will launch Darcy Kuemper in net.

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Second period

Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) battles for position in front of goal just before scoring just 36 seconds from the start of the first period. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Anthony Cirelli’s backhand carom Darcy Kuemper into the corner

Zach Bogosian shot blocked by Erik Johnson

Corey Perry blocks Cale Makar’s shot

Makar wrist shot saved by Andrei Vasilevskiy

The snapshot of Nathan MacKinnon saved by Vasilevskiy

Artturi Lehkonen shot saved by Vasilevskiy

Victor Hedman sanctioned for interference with Nico Sturm

MacKinnon’s one-timer from the left circle misses wide

Makar, shot from the center point, moves away from the back wall

MacKinnon’s explosion from the point knocks Cernak down

Mikko Rantanen blocked shot

Makar Shot Blocked

AVALANCHE OBJECTIVE: Rantanen’s shot deflects off Vasilevskiy and then MacKinnon’s skate into the net. Lightning 1, Avalanche 1 (5:17)

Bowen Byram penalized for hooking Victor Hedman near Colorado net

First period

Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov (86), center, along with defender Victor Hedman (77), left, and center Anthony Cirelli (71) warm up before the game.
Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov (86), center, along with defender Victor Hedman (77), left, and center Anthony Cirelli (71) warm up before the game. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Alex Killorn wrist shot saved by Darcy Kuemper

Anthony Cirelli’s tip saved by Kuemper

Erik Cernak’s wrist shot saved by Kuemper

LIGHTNING GOAL! Anthony Cirelli returns the puck to Kuemper’s stick from the crease. Lightning 1, Avalanche 0 (0:36)

Valeri Nichushkin wrist shot saved by Andrei Vasilevskiy

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Ondrej Palat’s wrist shot saved by Kuemper

Shot by Victor Hedman blocked by Cale Makar

Josh Manson shot blocked by Mikhail Sergachev

Artturi Lehkonen shot blocked by Ryan McDonagh

Makar shot blocked by Brandon Hagel

Devon Toews shot blocked by Palat

Cirelli wrist shot saved by Kuemper

Nazem Kadri’s shot deflects from Steven Stamkos on Vasilevskiy

Lehkonen wrist shot saved by Vasileveskiy

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare shot blocked by Erik Johnson

Jan Rutta shot saved by Kuemper

Toews shot blocked by Palat

Rutta wrist shot blocked by Alex Newhook; Riley Nash’s strong backcheck prevents the breakaway

Nash forces the puck out of the Lightning zone

Kuemper stops Nick Paul from the low lunge after Nathan MacKinnon’s turnover in his own end

Toews fired from the slot blocked by Sergachev, who limped to the bench

Toews shot blocked by Killorn

Kuemper saves gloves on Stamkos wrist from slot

Zach Bogosian sniffs on a shot from the right circle

Bellemare fired from the center point out of Bowe Byram in the corner

Darren Helm penalized an interference against Riley Nash, putting Lightning on the power play

Nikita Kucherov shot blocked by Kuemper

Cale Makar’s shot is saved by Vasileveskiy

Maker’s wrist shot saved by Vasilevskiy

Killorn backhand from bottom in the right circle stopped and stifled by Kuemper

Avalanche kill the penalty

Cirelli wrist shot saved by Kuemper

Deflected Cernak Shot

Cirelli is knocked down at the offensive blue line, but no penalty on the play

The shot in the last seconds goes through Kuemper’s legs and comes out the other side

(Lightning leads 1-0 after one period)

Pre-match scouting report

Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates after scoring in the second period of Game 3 Monday at Tampa.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates after scoring in the second period of Game 3 Monday at Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]

The Lightning have talked about making history all season long.

Now they have another chance to do so.

Complete their comeback from a two-game series deficit and the Bolts will become the first team since the 1980-83 Islanders to win three or more straight Stanley Cup championships.

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They can also become the first team in league history to come back from a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-7 consecutive rounds streak after doing so for the first time against Rangers in the Champions League final. the Eastern Conference.

But first, they have to tie the series against the Avalanche.

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The Lightning took the first step with an impressive 6-2 win Monday in Game 3. They have a chance to tie the series tonight at home, where they have won eight straight playoff games. Tampa Bay is 8-1 in the playoffs at Amalie Arena. Game 3 was the Avalanche’s first loss on the road to the playoffs after seven straight wins.

Head coach Jon Cooper seemed to suggest center Brayden Point would be out for the 12th time in the last 14 games when he said this morning he expected the Lightning to play the same roster as they did in Game 3. Right wing Nikita Kucherov, who took to the ice shortly after crossing from behind late in Monday’s game, is expected to play.

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Forward Andre Burakovsky, who remains in Colorado for medical treatment, will be out of the Avalanche roster for the second straight game. Forward Nazem Kadri, who had 14 points, including six goals, in 13 playoff games, is back in the lineup after missing four games following hand surgery.

Darcy Kuemper, who was retired in favor of Pavel Francouz in the second period of Game 3, will start in net.

game night scene

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