The Colorado Avalanche can’t take next few games lightly.
There are still at least two more games left in the playoffs and if history tells us anything, it’s that this series could absolutely go into Game 7. The Lightning have the best goaltender in all of the NHL, and every goalie is bound to have a bad game or two in a row.
In the semi-finals, the Rangers had a 2-game lead over the Lightning and Tampa Bay ended up pulling off a 4-game win streak to end the series.
Vasilevskiy is not someone the Avalanche can take lightly in the next several matchups. It will be a battle and don’t be surprised if it goes longer than four games.
Hopefully, the Avalanche will continue to get healthy as Nazim Kadri was out for this game due to a thumb injury.
The Avalanche have also been missing Samuel Girard, who broke his sternum in May and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
It is going to be a challenge but the Avalanche have shown that they can face adversity. Soon, we will find out if they can do what it takes to hold off the Lightning and hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2000-2001.