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Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks – Colorado To Increase Stanley Cup Final Lead

16 Jun 2022
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Leigh Copson 16 Jun 2022
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  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche picks for Saturday June 18
  • NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2 gets underway at 20:00 ET at Ball Arena
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    Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks
  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Form
  • Colorado Avalanche Form
  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche FAQs

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks


Colorado are tipped to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Avalanche boast a perfect record against Tampa this season and are in fine form at home.

The Lightning are likely to push them close though, so a slender Avs victory is predicted here.

  • Colorado Avalanche are 13-4 in their last 17 home games
  • Colorado Avalanche are 3-0 vs Tampa Bay Lightning this season
  • Tampa Bay Lightning are 1-3 in their last 4 road games
  • All 3 previous meetings have been settled by a 1 goal margin

Head To Head


  • Colorado Avalanche won 4-3 in overtime in Game 1
  • Colorado Avalanche lead the Stanley Cup series 1-0
  • Tampa Bay Lightning lead the all-time series 25-22-3
  • Colorado Avalanche won the regular season series 2-0

Tampa Bay Lightning Form


Tampa Bay’s disappointing recent road form continued as they lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Lightning dropped two of their three road games with New York in the Eastern Conference Final.

And that became three losses in four road games as they were beaten 4-3 in overtime by Colorado on Wednesday night.

The Lightning dug themselves into an early hole as they trailed 3-1 after the first period at Ball Arena.

They came storming back in the second to level it up at 3-3 and ultimately force overtime, but their fightback proved to be in vain as they gave up the decisive goal in the extra period.

Tampa Bay have now lost Game 1 in three of the four postseason series they have been involved in so far.

In round one they bounced back from a 5-0 defeat to win a seven-game thriller with Toronto, 4-3.

They swept Florida in the next round, but then had to fight back from 2-0 down against New York to win that series 4-2.

Colorado Avalanche Form


Colorado maintained their perfect Game 1 record as they took an early lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Avalanche turned a Game 1 win into a sweep of Nashville in the first round, and then took the opening game on their way to a 4-2 victory against St Louis.

They then won a 14-goal shootout with Edmonton in the Western Conference Final, sparking their second series sweep of the postseason so far.

Colorado will now look to take a 2-0 lead to Tampa after opening this series with a win on Wednesday.

The Avalanche got off to the perfect start as Gabriel Landeskog, Valeri Nichuskin and Artturi Lehkonen gave them a 3-1 lead after the first period.

They failed to put the game to bed though and Tampa came back to force overtime.

Colorado would not be denied the win though and sealed a 4-3 victory when Andre Burakovsky scored the winning goal in OT.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche FAQs

Where can I watch the Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche live stream?

You can watch the Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche start time?

The Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche game is set to start at 20:00 ET.

Verdict

Colorado continue to get the better of Tampa Bay and continue to rack up wins at home.

They are unlikely to sweep the Lightning, but they are backed to grind out a Game 2 win here.

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Value Bet: Colorado by 1 goal Winning Margin @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
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