Kadri has been out of action since Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against Edmonton Oilers, missing the last 4 after going through surgery to fix a broken thumb.
Tampa Bay wasted little time scoring the first goal of the 4th. Just 36 seconds later, Anthony Cirelli lit the lights, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead before most of the fans took their seats. surname.
The Lightning held a 1-0 lead until Avalanche captain Nathan MacKinnon tied the game at 5:17 in the second half. Tampa Bay would regain the lead just over five minutes later when Victor Hedman scored a backhand at 10:42. The Lightning led 2-1 in the second half.
In the third inning, it was Colorado’s turn to strike quickly. Andrew Cogliano scored the equalizer for Avalanche 2:53 in forced overtime.
Despite the remarkable play of Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy, it was in fact Avalanche in extra time. Colorado’s offense caused a stir around Vasilevskiy, who kept multiple net opportunities in the inning.
Avalanche’s attacking pressure eventually prevailed, and Kadri scored the winning goal at 12:02 in the first extra time. The referee behind the net did not signal the goal immediately, which created some brief confusion. But after a quick squabble among officials, the target was made official.
Vasilevskiy made 34 saves in the fourth half. On the way down, Darcy Kuemper solidified for Avalanche, neutralizing 37 of 39 shots.
The Stanley Cup will be held at the Ball Arena for Game 5 on Wednesday night in Colorado when Avalanche can end the final with a win.