Stanley Cup Finals – Overview
Stanley Cup Finals feature the Tampa Bay Lightning are the two-time Stanley Cup champions looking for three in a row as they face the high powered offense of the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado is the favorite in the finals at -155 as I type this.The total is 6 goals and bettors are favoring the over. The Tampa Bay Lightning is 9-1 in the Under in their last 10 playoff games.
Darcy Kuemper, Aves goalie is back and considered healthy. He had to sit out several game sin the previous round. He has a 2.67 GAA and a .897 SV% in the playoffs. that won’t be good enough for Colorado to win. the goalie situation is the biggest weakness for Colorado. The tandem defensive specialists of Makar and Toews have teamed up for 59.5 xGF% in the postseason and have been spectacular.
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Vasilevskiy has a 2.27 goals against average and a .928 save percentage in 17 postseason contests. He has started them all for the Lightning.
Stanley Cup Finals- Schedule
Wednesday, June 15: Lightning at Avalanche, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+, ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports
Saturday, June 18: Lightning at Avalanche, 8 p.m. ET
Monday, June 20: Avalanche at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 22: Avalanche at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET
*Friday, June 24: Lightning at Avalanche, 8 p.m. ET
*Sunday, June 26: Avalanche at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET
*Tuesday, June 28: Lightning at Avalanche, 8 p.m. ET
Stanley Cup Finals- Prediction Game One
Prediction: The Lightning win with their superior goal tending even on the road. Guessing the final score as 3-1.