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Monday moments you may have missed


  1. The Tampa Bay Lightning turned the tables on the Colorado Avalanche beating them convincingly 6-2 in game 3 on Monday night. Steven Stamkos, Pat Maroon and Ondrej Palat each had a goal and an assist. Anthony Cirelli, Nicholas Paul and Corey Perry contributed a goal a piece. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 37 shots for the defending champions. Gabriel Landeskog scored 2 goals and Mikko Rantanen had 2 assists for the Avalanche. Colorado goalie Darcy Kuemper gave up 5 goals on 22 shots. With 5:02 left in the in the 2nd period, after Tampa scored goals 5 and 6, they pulled Kuemper.  Pavel Francouz replaced him and finished the game with 9 saves. Game 4 is Wednesday night.

What a pretty play from Stamkos and Palat. 🤩 The @TBLightning take their first lead in the #StanleyCup Final series! — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 21, 2022

  1. Late in the 3rd period Tamp Bay star, Nikita Kucherov, suffered an injury after getting cross-checked by Colorado defenseman Devin Toews. The team offered no injury update for Kucherov in the postgame.

Nikita Kucherov to the locker room after this cross-check by Devon Toews — Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) June 21, 2022

  1. The Carolina Hurricanes are still hoping to re-sign restricted free agent defenseman Ethan Bear. However, the 2 sides do not appear to be anywhere near any sort of an agreement. Carolina has given Bear permission to speak to other teams.

CAR has given RFA Ethan Bear permission to talk to other teams. From what I hear, Hurricanes still wish to sign Bear, but two sides are not close on an agreement. Remember, nothing can happen before July 13 without Carolina approval. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 21, 2022


  1. Manuel Margot, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, was taken off of the field on a medical cart in the top of the 9th inning.  Margot hit the wall while chasing a hit by Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees. The Rays skipper Kevin Cash said after the game that Margot “would miss significant time.” He also said that they were calling it a right knee sprain but “it didnt look good.”

Manuel Margot is being carted off the field after seemingly injuring his leg while trying to make a play at the outfield wall 🙏#RaysUp — Bally Sports Florida & Bally Sports Sun (@BallySportsFL) June 21, 2022

  1. Two rookies were called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Indianapolis both contributed in a big way in their major league debut. Oneil Cruz drove in 4 runs and also recorded the hardest throw this season by an infielder on a throw from shortstop to 1st going 96.7 mph. Bligh Madris had 3 hits in his debut helping the Pittsburg Pirates dominate the Chicago Cubs 12-1 on Monday night.

It's Oneil Cruz's first game of the season and he already recorded the hardest throw by an infielder this year at 96.7 MPH 🤯 — MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2022

  1. Corbin Burnes pitched 7 commanding innings and Tyrone Taylor smashed a 2-run homer sealing the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-0 win over the Cardinals. The 2 teams were tied for the division lead going into the series. Burns struck out 10, walked 2 and gave up 2 hits.

GET UP, GET OUTTA HERE, GONE!#ThisIsMyCrew — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 21, 2022


  1. Defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’, Ndamukong Suh reportedly said on Monday that he intends to continue with his NFL career in 2022 but doesn’t expect to return to the Bucs. Suh said on NFL live that “It looks like the Bucs are out of the picture.” Tampa Bay has appeared to move on from Suh when they signed Akiem Hicks to a 1-year deal back in June.

And @NdamukongSuh on ESPN2’s NFL Live, on where he might be in the future: “It looks like the Bucs are out of the picture.” But Suh did say he would like to continue playing. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 20, 2022

  1. Veteran cornerback Trae Waynes was asked on the “Geary & Stein Sports Show” if he’s still keeping the door open for other teams. The free-agent answered “I mean, it’s open, but I’m not really exploring anything, to be honest with you.” He continued later saying  “Multiple teams have actually called, but in my head, I’m done. I’m not officially doing it just because I don’t give a shit. I’m retired, but it’s not like I announced it or anything.”

Former #Bengals CB Trae Waynes tells the Geary & Stein Sports Show podcast that his football days are over: “Honestly, in my head, I'm done. I'm not officially doing it just because I don't give a (expletive).” More here: — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 21, 2022

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