Sports by Hartley Miller as of 12:05 a.m. Thursday, June 23rd
Colorado Avalanche 3 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (OT)
Colorado leads the Final 3-1 with a chance to win the Stanley Cup on home ice Friday night (5:00 PT) in Denver.
Nazem Kadri, in his first game back after breaking his thumb in the previous series, scored at 12:02 of overtime.
KADRI?! WHAT AN ENDING TO GAME 4! 😱#GoAvsGo | #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/NzqHc5Xb2Y
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 23, 2022
Lightning coach Jon Cooper hinted after the game that he thought the winning goal should not have counted.
This is clearly why Cooper was so upset ⤵️ https://t.co/NhfWVuenpq
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 23, 2022
It appears the Avalanche had six skaters (plus a goalie) on the ice when Kadri tallied the winner.
Video of the goal showed that Nathan MacKinnon was about to step off the ice as Kadri — who had just jumped over the boards — received a pass, skated in and scored.
NHL Hockey Operations released a statement on Nazem Kadri’s Game 4 overtime goal. Thoughts?
h/t @SWhyno | #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/oaXDK7vQRH
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 23, 2022
The loss ended Tampa’s 8-game home winning streak.
The NHL playoff schedule/results are right here or right here.
Stanley Cup Final: (All times 5 p.m. PT)
Wednesday, June 15: Tampa Bay at Colorado (Colorado won 4-3 in OT)
Saturday, June 18: Tampa Bay at Colorado (Colorado won 7-0)
Monday, June 20: Colorado at Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay won 6-2)
Wednesday, June 22: Colorado at Tampa Bay (Colorado won 3-2 in OT)
Friday, June 24: Tampa Bay at Colorado
*Sunday, June 26: Colorado at Tampa Bay
*Tuesday, June 28: Tampa Bay at Colorado
The Florida Panthers have hired Paul Maurice as their head coach, replacing interim coach Andrew Brunette.
The 55-year-old Maurice coached the Winnipeg Jets for nine years.
He is 4th in NHL history in terms of regular-season games coached (with 1,685).
Memorial Cup Junior Hockey:
Edmonton Oil Kings 4 Saint John Sea Dogs 3 (OT)
The victory for the Oil Kings ended a 14-game losing streak for WHL champions at the Memorial Cup dating back seven years.
Edmonton (with an overtime win and a regulation loss) plays its final round-robin game Friday (3 p.m. PT) against the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Hamilton plays the Shawinigan Cataractes tonight.
The Memorial Cup schedule/results are right here.
The Memorial Cup standings are right here.
The Prince George Cougars have signed 2007-born forward Lee Shurgot, the 9th overall pick in the 2022 Prospects Draft, to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
Shurgot played for the Saskatoon Generals Bantam U15 team in the Saskatchewan AA Hockey League, leading the team in scoring with 100 points (57G-43A) in 31 games played.
We are excited to announce the signing of 2022 9th Overall @TheWHL Bantam Draft Pick F Lee Shurgot (07)!
— PG Cougars (@PGCougars) June 22, 2022
PG Spruce Kings:
TRADE: The Spruce Kings have traded the BCHL rights of defenseman Aiden Reeves (02) to the West Kelowna Warriors in exchange for Future Considerations.
DETAILS: https://t.co/hxrBSgqjvn pic.twitter.com/XHbnT6NRhZ
— Prince George Spruce Kings (@SpruceKings) June 22, 2022
(Update from 7:30 this morning (Thursday)
.@UNBCATHLETICS soccer great Francesco Bartolillo inducted into Wall of Honour | #cityofpg https://t.co/WZ9NSO38SV #PrinceGeorge #northernbc pic.twitter.com/bSaYsLHa7w
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) June 23, 2022
Toronto Blue Jays 9 Chicago White Sox 5
The (39-30) Blue Jays are 1-2 on a 6-game road trip that continues Friday night (5:10 p.m. PT) against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
The Blue Jays schedule is right here.
The MLB standings are right here.
Week 3 of the CFL season starts tonight (Thursday 4:30 PT) with (2-0) Saskatchewan visiting (0-2) Montreal.
The 1-0 B.C. Lions return to action Saturday night at 7:00 when they host the 1-0 Toronto Argonauts.
The CFL schedule and results are right here.
The CFL standings are right here.
PG Senior Lacrosse:
BHL Bandits 10 Northland Nissan Assault 8