After Disputed Goal, Avalanche on the Cusp of a Stanley Cup Win

Players and officials needed an extra moment to realize Colorado had scored in overtime. Now, Tampa Bay trails 3-1 and needs to quickly move on from a goal it believes should not have counted.

TAMPA, Fla. — The game that ushered the Colorado Avalanche to the precipice of winning their first Stanley Cup in over two decades had ended a minute or two earlier, and the Hockey Hall of Famer at the back of the freight elevator at Amalie Arena stared straight ahead as it descended the seven flights to ice level.

His face betrayed no hint as to what he had just witnessed — the puck that vanished, the confusion

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