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Palat, Rutta among top performers for Lightning in Cup Final Game 5

DENVER -- Who played well in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final? Sometimes it's easy to tell, sometimes it isn't. NHL.com graded the players in the 3-2 victory by the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Friday. The Avalanche lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 with Game 6 on Sunday. Here are the players and trends that stood out the most.
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Lightning find 'mental fortitude,' win Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

DENVER -- The Stanley Cup was in the building, ready to be awarded to the Colorado Avalanche. The fans roared for it all night, hoping for a celebration, anticipating one. "WE WANT THE CUP!" they chanted. "WE WANT THE CUP!" But the Tampa Bay Lightning weren't ready to give it...
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Rockies play the Twins with 1-0 series lead

Colorado Rockies (31-40, fifth in the NL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (39-33, second in the AL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (3-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Twins: Chris Archer (1-3, 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -190, Rockies +163; over/under is 9 runs.
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat plays hero again in Game 5 win over Colorado Avalanche

DENVER -- If the Tampa Bay Lightning need a clutch goal in the third period during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ondrej Palat is the one scoring it. Palat tallied the game-winning goal at 13:38 of the third period on Friday night, allowing the Lightning to avoid elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals and sending the series back to Tampa.
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Lightning edge Avalanche in Game 5, extend Stanley Cup Final

Ondrej Palat gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 Game 5 lead and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves in a win, extending the Stanley Cup Final and three-peat bid. Palat's one-timer from between the circles rattled between the pads of Darcy Kuemper before sliding over the goal line. Jan Rutta and Nikita...
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Butterfly Pavilion expands in Broomfield, hopes to be world-renown facility

A rendering of the outside of the new Butterfly Pavilion, which will open in Broomfield, CO. in 2025.Courtesy of Butterfly Pavilion. (Broomfield, CO) Since 1995, the Butterfly Pavilion has taught countless people how to understand and appreciate invertebrates. Now, the Pavilion is expanding to a space more than double its current size to expand its research and education programs.
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Lightning stay alive with late goal to beat Avalanche

The Stanley Cup was in the building on Friday in Denver, and the Colorado Avalanche were ready to skate it around the ice for the third time in franchise history. The party will have to wait. The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled things and got right back into the series. Ondrej...
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Abortion rights protest splinters in the night

A group of protesters was marching through Capitol Hill in Denver into the evening on Friday night after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal right to abortion. Joshua Short reports.
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Lightning-Avalanche Game 5 report card: Battling back

The Stanley Cup final isn’t a best-of-four series. If it was, the Avalanche would have been skating around Amalie Arena with the chalice over their heads after their overtime victory Wednesday in Tampa. It takes four wins to claim the NHL’s championship trophy, and the last is the hardest...
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