Posted on June 19, 2022 at 8:15 a.m. – updated on June 19, 2022 at 8:41 a.m.
Colorado thrashed two-time defending champion Tampa Bay 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals to lead 2-0 in the series before the two games in Florida.
In search of a first Stanley Cup since 2001, Colorado has never seemed so close! The Avalanche won their seventh straight playoff game this Saturday against Tampa Bay, to now lead 2-0 in this final. And the Denver players, winners of Match 1 with a score of 4-3 after extra time, did not go into detail this time: they crushed the double defending champion with a score of 7-0! From the first quarter of an hour of play, in front of 17,849 crazy fans in the Ball Arena, Colorado was already leading 3-0 thanks to Nichushkin (in numerical superiority), Manson and Burakovsky. Nichushkin and Helm added to the score in the second period, then Makar offered himself a brace in the third. The end of the match was marked by a general fight which earned four expulsions for four minutes on each side.
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Twice as many Avalanche shots
Proof of the superiority of the Avalanche, she shot 30 times on goal, against 16 for the Lightning, completely confused during this meeting. “I don’t know if our game plan was perfect, but the execution was very close to perfection,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. From top to bottom of the formation, the guys gave it their all. As much as I enjoyed parts of the first game, I feel like we took another step tonight. » The series will now head to Florida, with two games scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Tampa Bay has every interest in winning at least one to keep its hopes of a hat-trick which, let us remember, has not been achieved since the New York Islanders, who even signed a quadruple between 1980 and 1983.
ICE HOCKEY – NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2022
Stanley Cup Final
COLORADO AVALANCHE (1) – TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (5): 2-0
Match 1 – Colorado Avalanche – Tampa Bay Lightning: 4-3 (aet)
Match 2 – Colorado Avalanche – Tampa Bay Lightning: 7-0
Game 3 on Monday, June 20 at Tampa Bay
Game 4 on Wednesday, June 22 at Tampa Bay
Game 5 (if needed) on Friday, June 24 in Denver
Game 6 (if needed) Sunday, June 26 at Tampa Bay
Game 7 (if necessary) on Tuesday, June 28 in Denver
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