The Colorado Avalanche are now 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Colorado Avalanche won convincingly over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It was a dominating victory, as Colorado shutout Tampa Bay 7-0.
The Lightning kept goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy on the ice for the entire 60 minutes despite a rough night.
Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper
faced 17 shots throughout the night and was perfect on every save attempt. Colorado led the first period in shots on goal with 11 shots to Tampa Bay’s five.
Here are some of the key storylines from Saturday’s playoff victory.
Special Teams unit was outstanding.
The Avalanche finished the game with multiple goals from the special teams. Cale Makar had both a power play goal and a short handed goal in the game.
The Avalanche were just finding the right shots to take against the Lightning. They were not forcing many shots at all.
Through two periods, the Avalanche led the game in scoring chances with 14 compared to Tampa Bay’s two.
Despite being up 5-0 in the second period, Cale Makar drove down the ice while the Avalanche were outnumbered due to a penalty, and scored a short-handed goal.
This team’s focus is there. They are not going to let up with the Stanley Cup trophy just a couple of games away.