Avalanche visit the Lightning with 3-2 series lead

June 26, 2022 GMT

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

Tampa, Florida; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -117, Lightning -104; over/under is 6

STANLEY CUP FINAL: Avalanche lead series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final with a 3-2 lead in the series. The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The Lightning won 3-2 in the last meeting.

Tampa Bay is 51-23-8 overall and 34-9-6 at home. The Lightning have a 28-10-3 record when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.

Colorado is 31-14-3 on the road and 56-19-7 overall. The Avalanche rank fourth in NHL play with 308 total goals (averaging 3.8 per game).

TOP PERFORMERS: Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 66 assists for the Lightning. Ondrej Palat has six goals and five assists over the past 10 games.


Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Valeri Nichushkin has scored six goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 6-2-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, five penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Avalanche: 8-2-0, averaging 4.3 goals, seven assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Brayden Point: day to day (undisclosed).

Avalanche: Andre Burakovsky: day to day (undisclosed), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist), Samuel Girard: out for season (sternum).


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