Avalanche vs. Lightning: Live updates and highlights from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final – The Denver Post

The Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning moves to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., for Game 6 with the Avs leading the series 3-2. Stick here for live updates leading up to and during the game. Refresh to see our latest analysis.

Live updates

Style update (4:30 p.m.): The Cup is in the building, so you better dress respectfully. — Matt Schubert

Absence hasn’t impacted Avalanche center Nazem Kadri’s offensive contributions

The lone benefit of having an upper body injury in the NHL playoffs? A player can still skate … and skate a lot.

For Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, a broken thumb sustained in Game 3 of the Edmonton series kept him out of the lineup for 18 days, but when he was cleared, he was in condition to play … and play a lot. — Ryan O’Halloran

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Avalanche prepares for second chance to hoist the Stanley Cup — this time in Tampa

It was another maintenance morning for a handful of Avalanche forwards on Sunday at Amalie Arena. Gabe Landeskog, Nazem Kadri, Valeri Nichushkin and Andre Burakovsky each skipped the skate ahead of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Colorado coach Jared Bednar said he’s hopeful all four banged-up forwards will be available to play as the club prepares for its second consecutive chance to win the Stanley Cup. — Mike Chambers

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Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6: Must reads

Keeler: Want to beat Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper, Avalanche? Join him. Start fast. Play desperate.

How bad do you want it, Nathan MacKinnon?

With the exception of Game 4, where things got cuckoo immediately and largely stayed there, the Stanley Cup Finals have been dictated by the team — Avalanche or Lightning — that controlled the first 20 minutes.

Game 1: The Gabe Landeskog and Val Nichushkin Show set the tone for the party, firing the hosts to a 3-1 lead at the first intermission, and a 4-3 Avs win in overtime.

Game 2: Andre Burakovsky’s goal capped a 3-0 first-period cushion en route to a 7-0 Colorado laugher. — Sean Keeler

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Game 6 debate: Which Avs player needs to step up for Colorado to stave off Tampa Bay?

The Avs are the team with more talent. The Lightning is the team with more belief. So what wins out? Talent, provided it steps up for Colorado. Read what The Post’s sports staff have to say about it.

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