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On the afternoon of a day the US Supreme Court will always remember... (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayThe Supreme Court decision of S., Roe v. Wade and subsequently ending the constitutional protections for abortion that had existed for nearly half a century, planned protests and demonstrations are being held throughout the Bay Area from San Francisco and Oakland to San Mateo and San Jose. As of 6 p.m., more than 1,000 people have gathered for the rally in San Francisco. It began at the Philip Burton Federal Building with a planned march down Market Street. It culminated in a sit-in protest at the corner of Market Street and Hyde Street, where a surgery is due to start tonight. Meanwhile, voices were heard at other rallies late Friday afternoon and early evening across the San Francisco Bay Area. Activists demonstrated for reproductive rights at 4:30 p.m. in San Mateo Central Park. after the fall of Roe v. More than 3,000 people participated in 49 minutes of civil disobedience in San Francisco early Friday night, the 49th day in force since 1973. Protesters taking part in a rally that started at 5pm. at the Philip Burton Federal Building, followed by a march to Market Street, where a sit-in began at the junction with Hyde Street. There, 49 minutes of civil disobedience began to protest today's U decision. After the culmination of those 49 minutes, protesters began marching east on Market Street toward The Embarcadero, where the rally is expected to end at the Ferry Building. Rallies are also taking place Friday night in Oakland and San Jose, as well as in San Mateo, where reproductive rights activists demonstrated in Central Park after news of the Supreme Court decision broke. San Mateo County enacted a 100-foot buffer zone ordinance to protect access to Planned Parenthood's local Mar Monte clinic and recently allocated $1 million to fund Planned Parenthood and other local abortion clinics in the town's footsteps Support becoming a place of refuge for people who want abortions. Senator Josh Becker said he was sad to be at this afternoon's rally as the father of an 18-year-old daughter who no longer has the same rights that have existed in the United States since 1973. Those attending the rally held placards that read "Justices lied now women will die" and "I Love Pro-Choice California," while also shouting "our bodies, our rights." Friday's decision, taken more than a month after a draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was leaked, showed the Supreme Court was ready to take the step. Friday's result is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the 50 states. The protest in the city of San Francisco Friday night against the repeal of Roe v. S. by the US Supreme Court began at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and ended at the Ferry Building after speeches, chants, marches and a 49-minute sit-in on Market Street commemorating 49 years of Roe v. represented. The protest was organized by the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice along with a coalition of other organizations including The Raging Grannies Action League, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights and Freedom Socialist Party. The rally started at 5 p.m. at the federal courthouse with a small crowd but soon expanded to more than 1,000 people listening to speeches berating Supreme Court justices and warning of the consequences of their decision. Many speeches blamed not only Republicans but also Democrats for eliminating reproductive rights. An evacuation drill will be conducted Saturday morning by the Novato Fire Protection District, Marin Firewise Communities, the Novato Police Department and the Marin County Sheriff's Department. Exercise applies to Black Point and Pacheco Valle areas only. The meeting will be held at the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1580 Hill Rd. Black Point evacuation drill begins at 9:30 am. The Pacheco Valle evacuation drill begins at 11:00 am. Residents living in these areas will receive an automated call informing them that an evacuation is underway at the time. Two Bay Area cities are among 10 regions across California receiving $17 million in Family Homelessness Challenge Grant funding to help reduce family homelessness in the Golden State. Oakland and Livermore are the two Bay Area cities that, along with 10 California communities, will receive the funds, which are awarded by the California Interagency Council on Homelessness. Oakland, the third-largest city in the Bay Area with 423,000 residents, will receive $2 million. San Leandro Police said they foiled two separate thefts of catalytic converters on the same night shift. The first case occurred around 9:15 p.m. in the Pershing Drive and Stoakes Avenue area. Wednesday. A suspect was removing a catalytic converter from a vehicle when officers arrived, according to the San Leandro Police Department. However, an alarm officer soon spotted the suspect's vehicle near the original scene of the theft and found a suspected accomplice and a loaded firearm in the vehicle. That suspect, Jesse Cortez, a 40-year-old Hayward resident, was arrested on suspicion of charges related to firearms and theft. Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Bancroft Avenue for another reported catalyst theft. Two suspect vehicles and their occupants worked together to remove the catalytic converter, police said. Police said both suspects drove away at high speed when officers arrived. A suspect ran from the vehicle and was then arrested for theft and possession of stolen property. The suspect is a 25-year-old homeless man, police said. The National Weather Service's forecast for Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area calls for daily highs to remain very warm through Monday. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. 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Elections, Carson Valley Days, Library Summer Kick Off and more

Happy Friday, Carson Now readers! Let's see what events await us this weekend in the Carson City area and beyond. (Author: Gardener)

Carson ValleyLet's see what events await us this weekend in the Carson City area and beyond. 112th Carson Valley Days Coming to Douglas County This Weekend The 112th annual Carson Valley Days is being held in Douglas County this weekend, from Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 12th. Bill Wharton will entertain guests at David Walley's Saloon with live music on Friday and Saturday this week in Carson City at Mangia Tutto Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante hosts the Patio Party & Pro Jam Thursday night with Brian Lester and Buster Chops. Join us from 6:30am to 8:30am for great live music, wonderful Italian food, cocktails and desserts. The Bank Saloon in Carson City features live music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. The Carson City Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the 2022 Youth Cadet Academy on June 11-12. The 2022 primary is underway and early voting ends Friday, June 10 in Carson City. Farmer's Market and Vintage Market Begin Summer Seasons in Carson City Saturday Two open-air summer markets begin Saturday, June 4 in Carson City: the annual Carson City Farmer's Market and the inaugural year for the Vintage Market. Carson City Library invites you to summer reading with the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge. Discover Nevada State Parks Day is June 11; Free Day Admission to All Nevada State Parks Nevada residents and visitors are invited to “Discover Nevada State Parks” on Saturday, June 11th. Park visitors receive free day admission and free fishing (no license required) at all Nevada State Parks. Carson City's Proscenium Players Inc. Seeks New Members; Annual Meeting to be Held on Saturday PPI will hold its annual meeting and celebration on Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 pm in the Brewery Arts Center Grand Ballroom and anyone interested in attending is invited. Flavors of India is hosting the first Holi Festival of Colors in Carson City this Saturday. Holi is unveiled this Saturday, June 11th as a community experience for all ages in Carson City. We had endured enough isolation, let's be part of this outdoor event full of fun and make our life easier and bring some color into it! It's a free event for everyone and a great opportunity for the community to participate. There will be a Johnny Cash Tribute Show on Saturday June 11th at 6pm. at 410 East John Street behind the Cracker Box Diner. Admission to the show is $10 per day. If you decide to stay two days, admission is only $15. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. This Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m., the Wylder Hotel Hope Valley continues its Eastern Sierra History series with a 50-minute presentation, “Tragedy at St. Francis Dam, Worst Man-Caused Disaster in California history". The market takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. from June to September and is free to the public. Annual Pops Party Concert Sunday, June 12, at the Capital Amphitheater in Carson City The Carson City Symphony's 2022 Annual Pops Party Concert will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Capital Amphitheater, in the park between the Capitol and the Legislature Buildings. Admission is free. Plant Walk on the Comstock takes place on June 12th in Virginia City. Roam the lanes and open spaces with Evert Broderick and explore everything from native plants typical of the region to the massive influx of introduced plants, weeds and more as part of Plant on Sunday 12 June Comstock in Virginia City. The Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble is celebrating 25 years of spirited music making with its Tintab's Playground concert series in Summer 2022. The Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble is celebrating 25 years of spirited music making with its Tintab's Playground concert series in Summer 2022. Art brings contrasts and connections. In the Capital City Arts Initiative's Contrasts exhibition, the minimalist sculptures of Mariah Vargas interact with the intricately patterned collages of Sogand Tabatabaei. Nevada Artists Association Presents Just The Right Size Exhibit Nevada Artists Association Presents Just the Right Size Art Exhibit now through June 17th! This is a must-see collection of works by a variety of artists, showcasing art in a variety of mediums such as acrylic, photography, sculpture, watercolor and more. Sunday Vibes at Empire Ranch brings outdoor music every Sunday in June at 2:00 p.m. (except Father's Day!) to the community. Please let us know if we missed anything this weekend in Carson City and beyond in the comments below!

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People with COVID-19 can infect cats and dogs and make them sick by cuddling them, a study says

VANCOUVER -- Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when they're infected with COVID-19 could be causing the animals to contract the virus, according to a Canadian study. (Author: Gardener)

VANCOUVERVANCOUVER -- Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when they're infected with COVID-19 could be causing the animals to contract the virus, according to a Canadian study. The study says that while it was already known that animals such as cats, dogs, ferrets and hamsters appear to be susceptible to COVID-19, transmission may be more common than previously thought. The research, published this month in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, included 69 cats and 49 dogs, including pets and animals from shelters and spay/neuter clinics. Pet owners were also asked to complete an online survey about how they interact with their animals. “These data indicate a relatively common human-to-animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and that certain human-animal contacts — for example, kissing the pet, pet sleeping on the bed — appear to increase the risk ", says the study. "We concluded that infections in dogs and cats reflect direct transmission from humans to animals, given the pandemic nature of this virus in humans and the limited contact of most pets with other animals." Dogs and cats living in shelters showed im Lower rates of COVID-19 infection compared to those living with humans, said study co-author Prof. "It was quite a substantial difference, as we expected," Weese said. Dorothee Bienzle, of the University of Guelph's pathobiology department, said the results suggest cats have a higher rate of COVID-19 infection than dogs. "It has to do with how well the virus attaches to the receptor in the cat's or dog's respiratory system," Bienzle said. The high prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in cats surprised researchers, she said. "We didn't expect so many," she said. Animals infected with COVID-19 show symptoms similar to people who contract the virus, she said. Weese said cats can transmit the infection to each other and to humans as well. A veterinarian in Thailand was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2021 after being sneezed on by an infected cat belonging to a patient who had tested positive for the virus, he said. Genetic analysis showed the virus was passed from cat owner to pet and to vet, Weese said. There is also evidence that mink infected by humans could spread the virus to other humans, he said. Human-to-animal transmission can be minimized by owners keeping their distance, wearing a mask and taking other precautions, just as they would to prevent infecting a person, he said. "Ideally, we want to prevent it from spreading as much as possible so that people can limit contact with animals if they are infected," he said.

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Avalanche prepares for a second chance to win the Stanley Cup - this time in Tampa

It was another morning of maintenance for a handful of Avalanche forwards on Sunday at the Amalie Arena. Gabe Landeskog, Nazem Kadri, Valeri Nichushkin and Andre Burakovsky each skated before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Author: Gardener)

Avalanche— It was another morning of maintenance for a handful of Avalanche forwards on Sunday at the Amalie Arena. Gabe Landeskog, Nazem Kadri, Valeri Nichushkin and Andre Burakovsky each skated before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said he hopes all four high-profile forwards will be available as the club prepares for its second straight chance to win the Stanley Cup. Landeskog has had an illness that has prevented him from participating in morning skating throughout the postseason. Kadri is hoping to play in his third straight game after returning from a broken thumb. Nichushkin suffered a lower body injury in Game 5 on Friday. And Burakovsky has missed the last three games with a hand/wrist injury. The Avs, who failed to end Friday's series with a 3-2 loss at Ball Arena, are 8-1 going this postseason and have won their previous three series outside of Denver. We talked a lot about that,” said Bednar from the podium on Sunday. "Different place, same game — but maybe a few fewer distractions when you hit the streets." Colorado held a 3-1 lead in the series but lost Game 5 at home before ending the series in Game 6 the road ended. "We had a chance at home but now we have a chance on the road and we know they will bring their best game. We have to be prepared for that. The Avalanche is hoping to make life harder for Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who plays behind a tall and physical blueline. Colorado wants to plant more forwards in front of Vasilevskiy to take away his view of the puck. "With the size of their D, the strength of their game is boxing guys and keeping guys off him and obviously when he sees pucks he's the best goalie in the world and he's going to stop them," Avs winger Andrew Cogliano said . “To get there, at the end of the day, it's a willingness to compete and that's part of the playoffs. “When you get to the top of the net you have to fight this guy one on one and that's what counts. They try to do their job but at the end of the day for us it's a big part of our game. Prior to this postseason, Lightning center Brayden Point had never missed a playoff game since entering the NHL in 2017 (67-67). But an upper-body injury in the Game 7 first-round win in Toronto has limited him to just two of the Lightning's last 16 games, including Sunday's Game 6 against the Avalanche. "Players are used to playing a certain way or how they think they can play, and when they don't feel safe playing at the caliber they're used to, it almost works against them" , said Lightning trainer Jon Cooper on Sunday morning. "It's unfortunate because it's a serious injury and at this time of year everyone is trying to get back into the lineup and there are just some things you can't do. "When you can't do what you're used to, it's tough for a player ... He's still going through and rehab and trying to get better." Point, who scored 28 goals in the previous two postseasons, participated Sunday the Lightning's optional skate. He played games 1-2 against Colorado before being shut down again. Cooper said the post-Game 2 conversation with Point was "extremely difficult for everyone involved because everyone cares so much. The Avalanche had the special teams advantage in Games 1-4, but Tampa Bay was 1-of-4 on the power play and 2-of-2 on penalties in Game 5. “It's pretty clear the team is winning the special teams' war kinda got the game won,” Cooper said. "It was a big step forward for us (in Game 5). You've heard me say this before: the power play can dip a little and you can get through it, but your (penalty kick) can't dip. Starting to kill some of those penalties really helped our game.” In games 1-4, the Avalanche was 6 of 13 on the power play and 13 of 14 on penalties.

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The absence has not affected the offensive contributions of avalanche center Nazem Kadri

TAMPA, FL. For Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, a fractured thumb sustained in Game 3 of the Edmonton series kept him out of the lineup for 18 days, but by the time it was erased he was able to play ... and play a lot . Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Tampa Bay: Twenty-Six Layers... (Author: Gardener)

Nazem KadriAvalanche center Nazem Kadri kept him off the lineup for 18 days with a broken thumb in Game 3 of the Edmonton series, but by the time he was released he was able to play... and play a lot. Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Tampa Bay: Twenty-six shifts and 18:42 ice time, two shots and the overtime goal. Game 5 vs. Tampa Bay: Twenty-two shifts and 15:33 ice time and a team high of seven shots on goal. Because of the thumb, Kadri doesn't take faceoffs, but he's resumed his regular role in the second row. "Obviously (he plays in) a big place in the squad," said coach Jared Bednar on Sunday morning. “The thing about Naz this year is the consistency and competitiveness that he's played with and you mix and match that with the ability and ability to create offense and score goals and still be a solid defender. Kadri entered Sunday night's Game 6 against the Lightning with 15 points in 15 playoff games after scoring a career-best 87 points in the regular season (26 more than his previous high). "Naz is a player," said winger Andrew Cogliano. “He's a guy, in those situations you want in your room and on your team. I think he proved that (in game 4). He's coming (after) a serious injury, an injury that's not easy to recover from in this time frame and he's making things work. Kadri was there earlier this postseason - one goal/assist and three goal/assist in away wins at St. Louis (Games 3-4), one goal in Game 1 vs Edmonton and three assists in Game 2 vs He was in his first shift (37 seconds) against the Oilers on June 4 when he was checked from behind by Evander Kane and slammed his hand against the boards. Kadri missed the first three games of the cup final but promptly scored the winning goal in game 4. As his teammates began to celebrate, Cogliano took the puck. "No reason," he said. "I just saw the puck sitting there and it was a good goal and it was an emotional time so I thought we should probably grab it." Despite missing basically five games, Kadri kicked off fifth in the Avalanche on Sunday in playoff points. "Creating attacks is difficult this time of year and his skill and finishing touches are something our team needs," Bednar said. Cogliano said: "We need him. He's a big part of our team and we need his best hockey."

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How to watch Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Find out when and where to watch Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals for free if you don't have cable. (Author: Gardener)

ColoradoThe Tampa Bay Lightning will look to force a Game 7 in the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals when they host the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 Sunday night. The Lightning avoided elimination Friday night thanks to a late goal from Ondrej Palat with a 3-2 win in Game 5. Jan Rutta and Nikita Kucherov also scored for Tampa Bay. Who: Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado leads the series 3-2. Read some of what the Associated Press's Stephen Whyno wrote about the Avalanche being one away win from their first Stanley Cup in 21 years. Josh Manson still had his bags half packed from the Colorado Avalanche's last tour when they returned home with a chance to win the Stanley Cup. That didn't happen, and now he and his teammates face Sunday night's Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the arena where they lifted the trophy a year ago to become champions back-to-back. As the Avalanche seek to win their first championship as a group and as an organization since 2001, they recognize the immense challenge they face against a desperate opponent who has more experience deep into the playoffs. "You have to have that desperation because it's the finals," Manson said Saturday in Denver before flying to Tampa. “You can't look at how many games we have left. You have to be desperate in every single game.” Colorado is desperate to avoid a second straight loss setting up Game 7 at home on Wednesday, and Tampa Bay is one win away from a three-peat. That happened in the second round as the Avalanche defeated rivals St. Louis 3-1 in the second round - the last team to win the cup before the Lightning's Run began in 2020. Much like Friday night, they lost a one-goal game at home to the Blues before returning to end the streak on the road in St. Louis. Manson said the Avalanche learned some desperation from that sequence, but the stakes were higher in the finals with the Stanley Cup indoors. "I know how badly our boys want it now: they worked for it," said coach Jared Bednar. The Lightning know all about this mental gymnastics, including some new tricks they've learned this postseason. The Eastern Conference Finals was the first time they fell short of a series since they were defeated in the first round in 2019 - the defeat that set the stage for that run - and had not fallen 3-1 down until now. Coach Jon Cooper and his team have avoided elimination once before and are armed with the experience of 11 straight wins to expect from either side in Game 6. "Undoubtedly we are better equipped in situations like this than you kind of feel like you put yourself in the shoes of the other teams as well and what they have to think what you think when you're in those situations and how games have turned out" said Cooper.

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How to Watch the Stanley Cup Finals - Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game 6

The Lightning were able to force a game six, but the Avalanche still have a chance to win it all (Author: Gardener)

Tampa Bay LightningIn a hard-fought fifth game, the defending Stanley Cup champions kept the finals going. However, as they return to the home ice Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still tough on the Colorado Avalanche. Lightning: Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Predictions, Odds and Two Best Bets In another exciting game, the Avalanche looked set to win the Stanley Cup last Friday. Jan Rutta opened the scoring for Tampa in the first period before the teams traded goals in the second period. After an odd Cale Makar goal early in the third game, Mr. Clutch Ondrej Palat decided one through Darcy Kuemper and helped extend the streak with a 3-2 win for the Bolts. Nikita Kucherov also scored for Tampa while Vasilevskiy put on another great performance to claim the win with a 35 save performance. Valeri Nichushkin stayed hot for Colorado and scored his ninth goal of the playoffs despite being taken in for X-rays after game five. Granted, they've looked like the better team for most of the series, but their minor mistakes and a couple of goals that goaltender Darcy Kuemper will likely want back, the Avs may be in line to return to Denver for an all or nothing Game 7 like at In most sports, the team facing elimination usually has nothing to lose. We saw that at Lightning on Friday night. Yes, the continued establishment of their legacy is at stake, but the two-time defending champions played hard and loose, showing the experience that has propelled them to 11 straight playoff series wins. During the run to three straight Finals, the Bolts are 4-0 when facing elimination. If they can execute their game plan again on Sunday, there's a good chance the Stanley Cup Finals will be played in Game 7 for the second time in four years. Check out the full NHL Stanley Cup Playoff results here

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Colorado Avalanche brings Tampa Bay Lightning to the brink of elimination with an overtime win

Nazem Kadri scored in overtime as the Colorado Avalanche took a 3-1 lead over two-time defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning. (Author: Gardener)

Bay LightningThe Colorado Avalanche made two decisions ahead of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night. They added Nazem Kadri to the lineup for the first time since his thumb surgery during the Western Conference Finals and returned to goaltender Darcy Kuemper after he was pulled in Game 3. The moves paid off as Kuemper made 37 saves and a game started in overtime which Kadri finished in a 3-2 win. The Avalanche took a 3-1 straight lead over the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The Avalanche overcame two one-goal deficits with random jumps, and Kadri's goal wasn't announced immediately after he went around Lightning defender Mikhail Sergachev and sent a shot past Andrei Vasilevskiy (34 saves). "I thought he might have had it," he told reporters, "so it was certainly a few seconds of confusion." Kuemper gave up an Anthony Cirelli goal in 36 seconds in a game that saw him lose his mask, but he ended the first period with 16 saves when the Blitz pressed. Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon leveled the game in the second period on the power play with a deflection off his skate for his first goal of the series and 12th place in the playoffs. Defenseman Victor Hedman made Tampa Bay 2-1 in the second half before Andrew Cogliano leveled the game in the third half when Niko Sturm's shot ricocheted off him. Kadri, normally a No. 2 center, didn't take any faceoffs in the game. He's in the Stanley Cup final for the first time in his career after three previous playoff encounters were nullified by suspensions. He was threatened in the second round after a collision involving St Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington , was injured and scored a hat-trick in the next game.Kümper had been drawn in game 3 ff ter gave up five goals. He got the Game 4 assignment after speaking to coach Jared Bednar. "Our team believes in him. I believe in him," Bednar said. "I wanted to make sure he believed in himself that he would be able to recover and get the job done. I thought he did a great job for us tonight.” Cirelli and defender Erik Cernak, who shared the opener, both left the game in the second period. Cernak was hit by a MacKinnon shot during a power play. Unable to clear the puck, the Lightning had to stay on the ice and left after MacKinnon hit. Appearing to have been cut by his teammate Alex Killorn's skate, Cirelli quickly left the ice surface. Cirelli ran a regular shift in the third period and overtime despite Cernak not playing, leaving the Blitz with five defenders by the wayside.

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Avalanche prepares for a second chance to win the Stanley Cup - this time in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. Gabe Landeskog, Nazem Kadri, Valeri Nichushkin and Andre Burakovsky each skate before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said he hoped all four ailing forwards would be available for the club... (Author: Gardener)

Avalanche— It was another morning of maintenance for a handful of Avalanche forwards on Sunday at the Amalie Arena. Gabe Landeskog, Nazem Kadri, Valeri Nichushkin and Andre Burakovsky each skated before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said he hopes all four high-profile forwards will be available as the club prepares for its second straight chance to win the Stanley Cup. Landeskog has had an illness that has prevented him from participating in morning skating throughout the postseason. Kadri is hoping to play in his third straight game after returning from a broken thumb. Nichushkin suffered a lower body injury in Game 5 on Friday. And Burakovsky has missed the last three games with a hand/wrist injury. The Avs, who failed to end Friday's series with a 3-2 loss at Ball Arena, are 8-1 going this postseason and have won their previous three series outside of Denver. We talked a lot about that,” said Bednar from the podium on Sunday. "Different place, same game — but maybe a few fewer distractions when you hit the streets." Colorado held a 3-1 lead in the series but lost Game 5 at home before ending the series in Game 6 the road ended. "We had a chance at home but now we have a chance on the road and we know they will bring their best game. We have to be prepared for that. The Avalanche is hoping to make life harder for Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who plays behind a tall and physical blueline. Colorado wants to plant more forwards in front of Vasilevskiy to take away his view of the puck. "With the size of their D, the strength of their game is boxing guys and keeping guys off him and obviously when he sees pucks he's the best goalie in the world and he's going to stop them," Avs winger Andrew Cogliano said . “To get there, at the end of the day, it's a willingness to compete and that's part of the playoffs. “When you get to the top of the net you have to fight this guy one on one and that's what counts. They try to do their job but at the end of the day for us it's a big part of our game. Prior to this postseason, Lightning center Brayden Point had never missed a playoff game since entering the NHL in 2017 (67-67). But an upper-body injury in the Game 7 first-round win in Toronto has limited him to just two of the Lightning's last 16 games, including Sunday's Game 6 against the Avalanche. "Players are used to playing a certain way or how they think they can play, and when they don't feel safe playing at the caliber they're used to, it almost works against them" , said Lightning trainer Jon Cooper on Sunday morning. "It's unfortunate because it's a serious injury and at this time of year everyone is trying to get back into the lineup and there are just some things you can't do. "When you can't do what you're used to, it's tough for a player ... He's still going through and rehab and trying to get better." Point, who scored 28 goals in the previous two postseasons, participated Sunday the Lightning's optional skate. He played games 1-2 against Colorado before being shut down again. Cooper said the post-Game 2 conversation with Point was "extremely difficult for everyone involved because everyone cares so much. Special teams momentum. The Avalanche had the special teams advantage in Games 1-4, but Tampa Bay was 1-of-4 on the power play and 2-of-2 on penalties in Game 5. “It's pretty clear the team is winning the special teams' war kinda got the game won,” Cooper said. "It was a big step forward for us (in Game 5). You've heard me say this before: the power play can dip a little and you can get through it, but your (penalty kick) can't dip. Starting to kill some of those penalties really helped our game.” In games 1-4, the Avalanche was 6 of 13 on the power play and 13 of 14 on penalties.

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What time is the Stanley Cup Finals tonight? Tampa Bay Lightning Game 6

The Colorado Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon, meets the Tampa Bay Lightning, led by Nikita Kucherov, in Game 6 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022 (6/26/22) at Tampa's Amalie Arena. Florida. (Author: Gardener)

TampaThe Colorado Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon, meets the Tampa Bay Lightning, led by Nikita Kucherov, in Game 6 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022 (6/26/22) at Tampa's Amalie Arena. Florida. Fans can watch the event for free with a fuboTV or DirectTV Stream trial, or with an ESPN+ subscription. The Avalanche lead the series 3-2 after falling 3-2 to the Lightning in Game 5. Get NHL Playoffs Free Bets Check out our NHL Playoffs betting tips for the best offers for new customers, including risk-free bets, deposit bonuses and more. Here is the schedule for the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals: Game 5: Friday, June 24: Tampa Bay vs. Game 6: Sunday, June 26: Colorado vs. Tampa Bay, 8 ET, ABC (if needed) (fuboTV, free trial ) Game 7: Tuesday, June 28: Tampa Bay vs. Colorado, 8 ET, ABC (if necessary) (fuboTV, free trial) Colorado, 8 ET, ABC (if necessary) (fuboTV, free trial) fuboTV is an over- the internet's leading live TV streaming service offering 100+ live streaming channels including ESPN, NFL Network, beIN Sports and news, entertainment and more local channels. It also offers DVR storage space and is designed for people who want to cut the cord but still don't want to give up their favorite live TV and sports. How much does fuboTV cost? The cheapest option is the Family Pack for $64.99, which includes 120 channels, 250 hours of DVR storage, and can be used on three screens simultaneously. The fubo Elite package costs $79.99 per month and offers more than 170 channels including Showtime channels, additional sports channels and additional news and entertainment channels.

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