Nazem Kadri complains on live TV in first intermission of Game 4

He made his Stanley Cup Final debut tonight in Tampa.

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Forward Nazem Kadri made his Stanley Cup Final debut for the Colorado Avalanche’s lineup for tonight’s Game 4. However, the first period was rough for Kadri and his teammates, who managed just four shots on goal in the first period, while the Tampa Bay Lightning scored 36 seconds in and racked up 17 shots on Darcy Kuemper.

In the first intermission, Kadri was interviewed and complained about the quality of the ice, and maybe the work of the Zamboni driver at Amalie Arena. 

“The ice is kinda garbage.”

Fans started calling him a sore loser on social, seeing that at the time he made the comment, the Avalanche was trailing behind.

In the second frame, Colorado tied things up at 1 thanks to a power-play goal by Nathan MacKinnon. Maybe the ice is getting better, Nazem? He'd probably say no, seeing that the Lightning took the lead back moments later as defenseman Victor Hedman scored his third tally of the postseason. 

Two weeks ago on Monday, Kadri underwent surgery on his right thumb, the result of a dangerous crash into the boards at high speed following a hit that earned Edmonton Oilers’ Evander Kane a one-game suspension during the Western Conference final.

While Kadri is not likely to take face-offs tonight to protect his thumb, the Avalanche is glad to have him back.