Watch: Valeri Nichushkin gets Avs on the board, ties up Tampa in Game 5
The Stanley Cup Final came back to Denver with the Avalanche leading 3-1, and only one team in NHL history had erased a 3-1 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final.
But Tampa Bay got off to a good start, scoring one in the first to take a 1-0 lead into the second period.
The Avs answered the Bolts back, scoring at 5:07 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1.
Nichushkin picks up the rebound and it's a tie game 🚨 pic.twitter.com/cPZg9o8IHa
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) June 25, 2022
It was Valeri Nichushkin’s ninth playoff goal, getting helpers from Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar.
Game 5 is tied 1-1.