Avalanche vs. Lightning: Live updates from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 20: Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) skates during morning practice at Amalie Arena June 20, 2022. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)
Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) skates during morning practice at Amalie Arena June 20, 2022.

Injured Avalanche center Nazem Kadri practiced with skills coach Shawn Allard following the full-team morning skate ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday morning.

Kadri, who is recovering from a surgically repaired broken right thumb, was stick-handling and doing light shooting. He is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 but is ruled “day-to-day” by coach Jared Bednar.

Kadri broke his thumb in Game 3 against Edmonton in the Western Conference finals. — Mike Chambers

from Mike Chambers here.

The Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning now moves to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., for Game 3. Stick here for live updates leading up to and during the game. Refresh to see our latest analysis.

Live updates

Turn on the AC (90 minutes to puck drop). Hot and humid here in the Land of Lightning. And storms a plenty. On my Uber to Amalie Arena the sky became dark and rain was coming (didn’t hear any lightning). Beautiful downtown, but it sounds like folks outside the area are running for cover. There’s a little less than 90 minutes before puck drop — before this place goes all Lightning. Good hockey town! — Mike Chambers

Staff predictions

Ryan O’Halloran, sports writer: Avalanche 5, Lightning 3. Fool me once (Game 1), shame on you. Fool me twice (Game 2), shame on me. I think that’s how the saying goes. At any rate, I picked Tampa Bay to win Game 1 and thought for sure it would rebound and win Game 2. I’m done picking the Bolts. The Avalanche won’t score first, but it will score the last three goals to take a 3-0 series lead.

Mike Chambers, Avs beat writer: If Tampa Bay can shake off that complete dusting of a loss in Game 2 it will have a good chance to win tonight at home. The key will be special teams because Colorado is so good at even-strength. I think the Avs are destined to win the series — it’s their time — so I won’t predict the Bolts will win tonight. Avalanche 4-2 with an empty-netter.

Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri skating and shooting in Tampa ahead of Game 3
Andy Cross, The Denver PostColorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri (91) skates during morning practice at Amalie Arena June 20, 2022.

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