Lightning Outlast Avalanche in Game 5, Force Game 6

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin A late Ondrej Palat goal propelled Tampa Bay to a 3-2 victory in Colorado. View the original article to see embedded media. The Lightning refuse to go away, scoring once in each period to hold on and beat the Avalanche 3-2. With Colorado now up 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Final, the Avalanche will have a second chance to win it all Sunday night in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay opened the scoring when defenseman Jan Rutta scored his first goal of the postseason in the first period. In the second period, both teams traded goals as Valeri Nichushkin buried his fourth of the series and ninth o…

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