Lightning’s Game 3 win comes at a cost, as Nikita Kucherov leaves in third

Lightning’s Game 3 win comes at a cost, as Nikita Kucherov leaves in third

TAMPA — As Nikita Kucherov slid puck control to his right hand and tried to maneuver around Devon Toews late in the third period Monday at Amalie Arena, the Avalanche defender cross-checked Kucherov from behind. It sent the Lightning forward tumbling, causing his right side to crunch against the boards. For a few moments, Kucherov …

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