Kadri seals the win for Avalanche in OT (0:58)

Kadri scored midway through the first overtime period to give the Avs a 4-3 victory. There is a time and a place.

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Bednar said there was nothing to the controversy surrounding Kadri's game-winning goal.

Kadri's goal midway through the extra frame gave the Avs a chance to close out the Bolts in Game 5 on Friday.

Jon Cooper said in his news conference that the goal should not have counted. Colorado had too many men on the ice when Kadri scored, and that it was Kadri who made an improper line change seconds before Nathan MacKinnon got back to the bench, according to video replay.

Bednar didn't see anything wrong with Colorado's execution.

He thought it was nothing. It is part of the game. It is a game that can change quickly. Everything happens when you change on the fly. You look at that clip, you back that clip up, and they have two guys jumping on with their D coming off the ice. At one point, I counted at least seven. That is what it is, so that's what it is. The game is played that way. It is not a break or no-break. I think it's nothing.

The two felt different. Initially, it looked as if it was the case. Six players were on the ice for the Kadri goal. Five were added to the sheet later.

A too-many-men penalty is not reviewable, according to the NHL.

Hockey operations met with the four officials after the game. Each of the four officials told the other that they did not see a lot of men on the ice. Hockey ops and the on-ice officials don't review calls like this.

On Thursday, Cooper apologized for his brief but seething postgame news conference, but he still believes that the Avs should have been fined before Kadri scored.

It was odd that they got that wide open on the play, but there wasn't anything you could see from the bench. The only way I can find out is by going back to the room and looking at the tape. Five minutes after an emotional loss, I have to meet all of you. When you have to speak to the media immediately, that is what you get.

Cooper still thinks the refs missed it on the game-winning goal.

There is a rule in case you gain a significant advantage. All the time in line changes, that occurs. It's an approximation of reality. The rule is not about gaining an advantage. He said it was too bad.

Helm said he didn't watch Cooper's post game presser or the drama surrounding Kadri's goal. Cale was aware of the issue on Kadri's goal but didn't dig into the details.

He hasn't looked at it from different angles. I wouldn't be a good judge on that.

Everyone agreed that Kadri had an impact in his debut. He broke his thumb in the Western Conference finals against the Eskimos. After being boarded by Evander Kane, he just resumed shooting pucks.

Kadri played in the first Stanley Cup Final of his career and made a lot of noise.

Kadri has been consistent for the team. "Obviously, he went down with the injury there, and I think he played his role well and was able to keep his feet moving for most of the game." You can't ask for more from a guy coming back from a break.

Cooper didn't have an injury update on center Brayden Point, who missed his second game in a row with a lower-body injury, or center Anthony Cirelli, who injured his arm in Game.

The Stanley Cup champion comes up short in their attempt to three-peat.

That mountain is higher. We are still climbing. We aren't out. We were down by three in the Toronto game. Why is the difference different? Cooper made a statement. We need to win a hockey game on the road. Regardless, we were going to have to win on the road. Home ice was not available. Why not today?

Greg Wyshynski was a contributor.