NHL FREE BETTING TIP: Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning
- Title : NHL FREE BETTING TIP: Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning
The Colorado Avalanche took Game 1 in overtime and now it's turn for the defending champions to respond.
The Colorado Avalanche won the opening game of the Stanley Cup series in overtime despite the fact they took an early 2-0 lead in just under 10 minutes of play.
The Avs took over from the very start, scoring three goals in the opening period but that was all until the end of regulation.
The defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning managed to even things up in the second period before both teams went scoreless in the final one.
Andre Burakovsky was man of the match after he scored 83 seconds into the extra period to give the Avalanche a 1-0 series lead.
Tampa Bay proved that they can be a tough opponent and despite the fact they lost the series opener, no one can sign them out.
They were already down many times during this Playoffs and here they are still in play for their third consecutive NHL title.
- Samuel Girard will not play for Colorado
- Brent Seabrook will not play for Tampa Bay
- Colorado has won 4 of the last 5 games against Tampa Bay
The Colorado Avalanche defended home ice in Game 1 and came away with the 4-3 overtime victory to get out ahead in the series. Being down 0-1 is familiar territory for the Tampa Bay Lightning though, as they’ve fallen behind after Game 1 in now three of their four playoff series so there’s going to be no panic on their side. Colorado matched a franchise-record by winning that game, getting their playoff winning streak up to six games now. They got four goals past Andrei Vasilevskiy but I wouldn’t bank on that kind of success to continue against him as the series continues. He’s usually on his best game following a loss and I expect more of the same Saturday night on the road. The Lightning as a franchise hold a .600 winning percentage in playoff series where they fall behind 1-0, which is the highest in NHL history and I expect them to fight back and even up this Stanley Cup Final at one game a piece.
Tampa Bay to win in regulation
|Prediction||Tampa Bay Lightning to win|
|Start Time||02:00 : 19-Jun-22|