Colorado Avalanche After a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night

Colorado Avalanche

the Colorado Avalanche will have to make a key choice in the crease. Kuemper was pulled midway through the

second period after allowing five goals on 22 shots. Pavel Francouz was brought in to replace him, and he made

nine saves on ten shots. The Avalanche are up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is coming up on

Wednesday, and Colorado coach Jared Bednar isn't backing Kuemper to start the game. "You know, he didn't have

a nice night?" When asked if he trusted Kuemper, Bednar responded yes. "Our team didn't know either. We

win as a group and lose as a group. Put him in with the rest of the group. We simply weren't as good as we could have been."

When asked about the criteria for selecting the Game 4 starting, Bednar said, "Same thing that goes into the decision

every time." Colorado was on a high heading into Game 3 after defeating Tampa Bay 7-0 in Game 2 on Saturday. Kuemper only

faced 16 shots in that game, which the Avs dominated. Game 3 was the first time Colorado has trailed in a game