Nazem Kadri’s winning goal in the fourth final of the NHL Source: SITA / AP / John Bazemore TAMPA – Striker Nazem Kadri became the hero of the fourth final match of the NHL playoffs. The 31-year-old hockey player returned to the game just less than three weeks after hand surgery and scored Colorado with a 3: 2 overtime lead on the Tampa Bay Ice and a 3: 1 series lead. The Avalanches will be attacking their first Stanley Cup since 2001. Kadri was injured in the third game of the conference final with Edmonton, where he was knocked down by Evander Kane and hit the guardrail. Health issues were particularly secret in the playoffs, but Colorado coach Jared Bednar revealed that a Canadian striker had headed for the operation soon after. After that, he started training without a stick, with a stick, gradually added a puck and tried to shoot easily. Kadri declined to say how well he was in health, only saying enough to board. “I have emotions like on a roller coaster now,” said Kadri, whose start has begun in the last two days. “I thought I was done. I had very little hope and I’m sitting here now. It’s unbelievable. Because of this, I’ve been excited all my life. I’m excited to be back in the cab and to be able to play,” added the striker, who in thirteen seasons in the NHL, he fought with Toronto and Colorado to the second round at most. Doubts also hovered around his winning goal from the 73rd minute. Colorado took advantage of the fact that the opponent was substituting, the goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper quickly defeated Artturi Lehkonen, who sent Kadri. The Canadian striker skewed Mikhail Sergachov, pushed in front of the goal and overtook Andrei Vasilevsky with a shot under the crossbar, where the puck got stuck and did not fall out. Tampa’s goalkeeper seemed to muffle the puck between his hand and body, so no one rejoiced for a few seconds. “I immediately thought it was a goal, but Vasilevsky confused me. He was sprawling in the goal area and I thought he had a puck somewhere in his gear. There was a moment of confusion, and then I saw all the teammates jumping on the ice, so I he knew I thought it right and that it was a goal, “Kadri described the situation. Kuemper, backed by Pavel Francouz, became the first goalkeeper in NHL history to assist in overtime in the final. My heart is now broken According to Tampa coach Jon Cooper, however, Kadri’s victory did not work when he indicated too many guests on the ice at the time of his achievement. “This goal hurts us even more than the others. It’s hard for me to talk about it now, we’d better talk about it tomorrow. You’ll understand what I mean when you see the winning hit again. My heart is broken now because of the players, because we’re probably they still had to play, “said Cooper, who left the press conference in a fit of emotion. Following the duel, the NHL has issued an official statement stating that possible exclusion is a decision that only arbitrators can make on the ice. Not one of the four saw Colorado’s guilt for too many players on the ice at the decisive moment of the match. In addition, this offense cannot be the subject of an additional video examination. “I don’t know why he said that and why he shouldn’t pay the goal. It made me a little uneasy. But the puck demonstrably ended up in the goal. The end of the story,” Kadri responded. But the final story is not over, in which Colorado can interrupt Tampa Bay’s dominance and dethrone it from the throne it has set in the previous two seasons. Statistics also speak in favor of Avalanche – in the history of the NHL, only one team turned Toronto in the final 1: 3, Toronto eighty years ago. Photo gallery for article Number of photos: 13 Author: © VIDEO list: YouTube / SPORTSNET Source: CTK, TASR
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