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With a 5 game win over Colorado Avalanche, the Tampa Bay Lightning went 3-2 to play another day.

Andrzej Palat took the lead 6:22. Paulette’s shot goes wide of the net past goalkeeper Darcy Cumper’s glove. This is exactly what Lightning needs to do to cross Colorado. Tampa Bay did not follow the entire game and will now return the series to the East Coast.

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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Pallet celebrated # 18 in the third half of Game 20 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado on June 24, 2022.

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ondrej Pallet # 18 celebrated their third season goal in Game 20 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalon at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado on June 24, 2022.
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This is Palat’s 11th goal in the series.

Tampa Bay goalie received a big game from Vasilevsky. He stopped 36 shots and was able to keep most of Colorado’s high-powered offense away from the game. The two goals he allowed were Valerie Nichushkin in the second period and Kale Makar in the third period.

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In the third period, Makar’s shot hits Vasilevsky, and Lightning defender Eric Sernak hits Vasilevsky’s legs. The previous goal was to tie the match.

Celebrated scoring with colleagues Kale Maker # 8 in Avalanche, Colorado in the third period of Game Five at the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final on June 24, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

Celebrated scoring with colleagues Kale Maker # 8 in Avalanche, Colorado in the third period of Game Five at the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final on June 24, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
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Colorado Avalanche Right Wing Valerie Nichushkin (13) Celebrated June 24, 2022, after scoring his second period goal in Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Avalanche Right Wing Valerie Nichushkin (13) Celebrated June 24, 2022, after scoring his second period goal in Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.
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But the palat goal gave more hope to the lightning.

Jan Rutta scored in the first period and brought the Lightning to the board. In the second period, Nikita Kucherov scored in the power play to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead.

Tampa Bay Lightning defender John Rutta (44) celebrates with right wing Corey Perry (10) after scoring his first period goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals between Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche on June 24 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.  , 2022.

Tampa Bay Lightning defender John Rutta (44) celebrates with right wing Corey Perry (10) after scoring his first period goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals between Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche on June 24 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. , 2022.
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The Colorado victory could end the series. The team now has a 3-2 lead in the Series over Lightning and Sunday victory could provide their first Stanley Cup Championship since 2001.

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Winning for Lightning on Sunday will strengthen the 7th game.