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Brayden Point's decision at Tampa Bay Lightning to time game for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

Brayden Point’s decision at Tampa Bay Lightning to time game for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

Tampa – Lightning Center Tampa Bay Brayden Point Coach John Cooper announced Monday that the game-time decision for Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final.

Point did not participate in the team’s morning skating. He returned to the Lightning lineup in Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche after missing the previous two rounds, after sustaining a lower body injury on May 14 in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The point skated 16:40 with one shot on target in Game 2. He didn’t have a shot in Game 1 at 17:59 of ice time but scored an assist. skate both with Ross Colton And the Nick Paul as well as with Anthony Cirelli And the Nikita Kucherov In Game 2 when Cooper defended his lines in a 7-0 loss.

Point has five points in nine playoff games, skating to -7. No player has scored more goals (30) than Point during the past three seasons in the NHL.

If Point cannot move forward, it is expected to move forward Riley Nash You will retreat for the lightning.

Avalanche led Tampa Bay 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. Their speed and attacking cadence caused lightning problems, but successive Stanley Cup champions did themselves no favors with a pair of poor starts that had them tracking multiple goals in the first period of both games.

“You have to give them credit,” Cooper said. “They jump out the gate quickly. Just simplify our game and please don’t take a penalty in the first five minutes of the game.” “It would be nice to have these guys chase the game for once instead of us.”

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