Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took issue with a winning goal in overtime from the Colorado Avalanche
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper suggested that the goal which pushed his team to the brink of defeat in their Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche was illegitimate, as the two-time defending champions suffered a 3-2 overtime loss in Florida on Wednesday night.
The returning Nazem Kadri struck at the 12:02 mark in overtime to hand the Avs a 3-1 series lead as they chase a first Stanley Cup since 2001.
But the nature of the result was questioned by Bolts coach Cooper amid suggestions that Colorado had six men on the ice before the game-winning goal.
“This one is going to sting much more than others,” said the Canadian.
“It’s going to be hard for me to speak. I’m going to have to speak. I’ll speak with you tomorrow.
“You’re going to see what I mean when you see the winning goal. And my heart breaks for the players. Because we…