Avalanche take 1-0 series lead into game 2 against the Lightning

June 17, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division)

Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -156, Lightning +133; over/under is 6

STANLEY CUP FINAL: Avalanche lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the fifth time this season. The Avalanche won the previous matchup 4-3 in overtime.

Colorado has gone 38-6-5 in home games and 56-19-7 overall. The Avalanche have a 34-10-2 record when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.

Tampa Bay has a 51-23-8 record overall and a 29-19-3 record on the road. The Lightning have a 28-10-3 record in games their opponents commit more penalties.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gabriel Landeskog has scored 30 goals with 29 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

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Steven Stamkos has 42 goals and 64 assists for the Lightning. Ondrej Palat has six goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 8-1-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 6.9 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, four penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: day to day (finger), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist), Nazem Kadri: out (undisclosed), Samuel Girard: out for season (sternum).

Lightning: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.