Tampa Bay Lightning beat Colorado Avalanche 3-1

The Lightning needed a stronger first period and a respite after getting blasted out in Game 2.

They grabbed both and won 6-2 to narrow their deficit against the Colorado Avalanche to 2-1 and illustrate why they're reigning champs.

In Denver, the Avalanche won 4-3 in overtime and 7-0 with three first-period goals. Valeri Nichushkin put them up early. Then it broke

Lightning coach Jon Cooper disputed the goal when the video team discovered a decent angle. 

The NHL concluded that Avalanche defender Bowen Byram was offside after a thorough review.

The NHL concluded that Avalanche defender Bowen Byram was offside after a thorough review.