The Colorado Avalanche hope to sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals and their focus appears to be in the right place in order to do so.
The Colorado Avalanche face an even tougher test in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. After starting the series with two consecutive victories, including a 7-0 shutout win on Saturday night, the Avalanche head to Tampa Bay for two consecutive games.
After Saturday’s win, defenseman Cale Makar was asked if he and the team would be celebrating and Makar provided a one-word answer.
It’s a great thing, honestly. It shows that the Avalanche are in the “business as usual” mentality and they know that there is still work to be done. The playoffs move quickly, so the Avalanche do not have a lot of time to focus on much more than just the next game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 7-1 at home during this postseason, losing Game 3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs series by a score of 5-2 on May 6th.
Per a stat from April 13th, the Lightning had 269 consecutive sellouts dating back to 2015. It’s not a surprise, as they have been one of the best teams in the league, which includes winning the Stanley Cup in each of the past two seasons.
Good news, however, Avalanche fans! Colorado has been on a tear as of late and despite the fact that they will be in Tampa Bay for the next two games, it is hard to see them losing enough momentum to surrender a win on Monday night.
As I mentioned in a previous article, I just think that the team’s depth is so good. They don’t necessarily need scores from their top lines, although nobody would complain if that happened.
It is safe to say that the Avalanche are not going to get ahead of themselves. They have a job to do and they are going to go give it their best shot and hopefully end the series with two wins on Tampa Bay’s ice.