Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning – NHL Finals Preview, Tips and Odds

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Colorado Avalanche
After Over Time
4:3
Tampa Bay Lightning
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Colorado Avalanche will come against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals scheduled for Wednesday, 08:00 PM EDT at Ball Arena. The Avalanche reached the deciding series after eliminating the teams of Nashiville Predators, Saint Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers, while the Lightining secured their spot in the finals after beating Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers.

Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 02-10-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
2 1 0 3
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 1 0 2

The two teams last met on the ice on 02/10 of 2022 and the clash ended in a tight 3-2 win for Colorado Avalanche at home during the regular 60 minutes. The Avalanche’ best skater was Devon Toews, spending 25:21 on the ice. He sent 6 shots towards the opponents’ net and 1 of those made it through the goalie. He also assisted for one of his team’s other goals. For the Lightning, Brayden Point earned 2 points on the night. He stayed 19:43 skating and scored 1 goal and delivered 1 assist. The winners’ netminder Darcy Kuemper’s impact on the game is not to be underestimated as he deflected 36 of all 38 shots on his goal. His colleague on the other end Andrei Vasilevskiy was tasked with 47 attempts on his goal and allowed 3 to roll past him. In the most recent five games Colorado Avalanche are dominating as far as head-to-head balance is concerned, triumphing in 3 meetings, while losing the other 2.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team02-10-202210-23-202102-17-202010-19-201912-08-2018
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
3 43 61
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
23 42 7

Colorado Avalanche Form

*Last 10 Colorado Avalanche Games - 8:1:1
06-06-202206-04-202206-02-202205-31-202205-27-202205-25-202205-23-202205-21-202205-19-202205-17-2022
5:6@ Edmonton Oilers2:4@ Edmonton Oilers4:0vs Edmonton Oilers8:6vs Edmonton Oilers2:3@ St. Louis Blues4:5vs St. Louis Blues3:6@ St. Louis Blues2:5@ St. Louis Blues1:4vs St. Louis Blues3:2vs St. Louis Blues

Colorado Avalanche emerged victorious with the score of 5-6 on the road when facing Edmonton Oilers on 06/06. The Avalanche’ best player on the night was Cale Makar, who spent 29:03 on the ice and chipped in with 5 points. He shot 4 times towards the enemy’s goal and scored just 1 goal, but he also assisted his teammates for another 4. The team’s netminder Pavel Francouz’s exploits also need to be mentioned as he deflected 30 of the 35 shots sent towards his net which was one of the main reason behind the Avalanche victory. The team is 8-1-1 in the last 10 matches and are currently on a W5 streak. Colorado ended the regular NHL campaign with a 32-5-4 balance when performing on home ice and are yet unbeaten in the playoffs. Game of the the Finals series will be played on June 14th.

Colorado Avalanche Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Darcy Kuemper

    Games Played:11
    Saves Percentage:0.895
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Cale Makar

    Games Played:15
    Goals:5
    Assists:17

Colorado Avalanche Missing Players

NONE

Tampa Bay Lightning Form

*Last 10 Tampa Bay Lightning Games - 8:2:0
06-11-202206-09-202206-07-202206-05-202206-03-202206-01-202205-23-202205-22-202205-19-202205-17-2022
2:1vs New York Rangers1:3@ New York Rangers4:1vs New York Rangers3:2vs New York Rangers3:2@ New York Rangers6:2@ New York Rangers2:0vs Florida Panthers5:1vs Florida Panthers1:2@ Florida Panthers1:4@ Florida Panthers

In their most recent showing Tampa Bay Lightning faced the New York Rangers at home on Monday, 6th of June and recorded a 2-1 victory. The team’s best performer in that clash was Steven Stamkos, as he scored 2 goals for 16:06 of game time on the night. He attempted 4 shots in total towards the enemy’s net. Another reason for the team’s victory was the brilliant performance of Andrei Vasilevskiy who stopped 20 of the 21 shots that were sent towards his goal. Tampa Bay are 8-2-0 across the last 10 clashes and on a streak of W4 right now. They ended the regular campaign, having a 24-15-2 away record, but have managed to win just 2-of-8 visits in the playoffs so far.

Tampa Bay Lightning Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Games Played:63
    Saves Percentage:0.916
    Shutouts:9
  • Top Skater

    Steven Stamkos

    Games Played:81
    Goals:42
    Assists:64

Tampa Bay Lightning Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3OTFinal
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
3 0 0 1 4
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 2 0 0 3
Colorado AvalancheTampa Bay Lightning
  • Score

    4
    3
  • PP Opportunities

    4
    4
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Colorado AvalanchevsTampa Bay Lightning
  • 1`05:07
    Josh Manson2 minutes for Holding Stick Nicholas Paul
    -
  • 1`07:47
    Gabriel LandeskogMikko Rantanen, Bowen Byram
    1-0
  • 1`09:23
    Valeri NichushkinNathan MacKinnon
    2-0
  • 1`12:26
    2-1
    Nick PaulVictor Hedman, Brayden Point
  • 1`15:53
    -
    Mikhail Sergachev2 minutes for Tripping Nathan MacKinnon
  • 1`16:20
    -
    Anthony Cirelli2 minutes for Tripping Cale Makar
  • 1`17:31
    Artturi LehkonenGabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen
    3-1
  • 2`03:41
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