The Colorado Avalanche have been on fire ever since the Stanley Cup Finals started, and they’re showing no signs of stopping. They’re just one game away from winning the title after scoring another memorable OT winner in Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Wednesday night’s game gives Colorado a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven finals. The next game could determine the winner, but it’s still not too late for Tampa Bay to make a comeback – it’s just highly unlikely given the amazing state Colorado is in right now.
Nathan MacKinnon and Andrew Cogliano scored goals for the Avalanche, but all eventually came down to Nazem Kadri’s epic overtime goal. He returned to the ice after undergoing thumb surgery to take part in his very first Stanley Cup Finals.
“I’d been waiting for this (for) my whole life, so I figured I’d stop waiting and just try to join the party. I’m just grateful I’m able to be in this position, and with this group of guys, (you) couldn’t have written a better story,” Kadri told ESPN.
Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog said he’s not surprised by Kadri’s amazing performance because he’s the kind of guy who’ll do everything to win. Game 5 is set to take place on Friday, and Colorado will have the chance to lift the Cup trophy on home ice.