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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. 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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Denver lets homeless stay at Aloft hotel through December

(Denver, Colo.) After Denver approved a $2.4 million contract, homeless people living at the Aloft hotel downtown can stay there until the end of the year. The contract pays Aloft, 800 15th St., to provide 140 rooms for $95 per night through Dec. 31 for a cost of $2.4 million.

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.

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...

Man killed in west Denver shooting

A shooting Tuesday night in west Denver left one man dead. The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. at West 13th Avenue and Xavier Street, said Sean Towle, a spokesman for the Denver Police Department. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died, Towle said. Investigators were working...

Victim dies in west Denver shooting

DENVER — One person died after they were shot Tuesday evening in a west Denver neighborhood, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD). Officers responded to the shooting about 6 p.m. in the area of West 13th Avenue and Xavier Street, which is a few blocks east of Sheridan Boulevard.

Colorado Weather: Monsoonal Moisture Is Coming, Heaviest Rain Stays Away From The Front Range

DENVER (CBS4) – The seasonal shift in wind direction called the summer monsoon will mean a lot of moisture in Colorado through the weekend. The heaviest rain will be in the southern region of the state. The moisture is coming from New Mexico where there has been a lot of rain in recent days. And that is why Colorado’s southern communities from the San Juan Mountains to Pueblo and Lamar will see the most significant precipitation. Weather models agree at least some areas south of Highway 50 will get at least 2 inches of rain through Sunday. (source: CBS) Farther north in Denver...
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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...

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

DENVER — (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It's heading back to Florida. The resilient Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5.