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Tampa Bay Lightning survived to play another day With a Game 5 win 3-2 against the Colorado Avalanche.
Ontrage Balt scored the goal at 6:22. Ballet’s shot went over the back of the net beyond the glove of avalanche goldsmith Darcy Cumber. Lightning was just right to pass Colorado. Tampa Bay did not continue The whole game and now sending the series back to the East Coast.
This is Palat’s 11th goal in the series.
Tampa Bay got a great game from Goldilocks Vasilevsky. He stopped 36 shots and somehow managed Colorado’s high power Crime in the Gulf for most of the game. The two goals he allowed were Valerie Nichushkin in the second period and Gale McCarthy in the third period.
In the third period, McCarthy’s shot hits Vasilevsky, then lightning strikes Eric Chernak and falls at Vasilevsky’s feet. The goal in this period was to equalize the game.
But Baltin’s goal gave extra hope to the lightning.
John Rutta put the lightning that struck in the first period on the board first. In the second round, Nikita Kucherov scored in the power play to make Tampa Bay 2-1.
Colorado can end the series with a win. The team are currently 3-2 up in the series against Lightning and if they win on Sunday it could give them their first Stanley Cup championship since 2001.
Victory for Lightning on Sunday will force Game 7 on.