Welcome back Nazem Kadri. He made his Stanley Cup Final debut for the Colorado Avalanche’s lineup for tonight’s Game 4 and ended up scoring the overtime winner to get the 3-2 win over the Bolts, pushing them on the brink of elimination on Friday in Denver,
This was a poetic ending as Kadri was questionable the entire day after skating with the team earlier on Wednesday.
He took part in the warmups and dressed for the game, which was a great call by head coach Jared Bednar.
In a wild overtime in which Bolts goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy faced 11 shots, Kadri fired his second shot on net and it got in.
However, no one knew where the puck was as it lodged itself in the back of the net. Players on the ice couldn’t tell where the puck had gone while Kadri’s teammates were celebrating on the bench. Then the referee motioned for a goal and the crowd defeated in Tampa as the Avalanche celebrated.
This was reminiscent of Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane scoring the Stanley Cup game-winning goal in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers back in 2010.
Just an amazing ending to an amazing game!
The Avalanche leads the series 3-1 and could hoist the Stanley Cup at home on Friday night.