Avalanche Blow 2-Goal Lead But Win Game 1 (4-3, OT) on Burakovsky’s OT Winner
Game 1 belongs to Colorado! The Avalanche took an early 3-1 advantage of the first period of the Stanley Cup Finals opener, but the Lightning clawed back with two goals in the third to force overtime. Enter Andre Burakovsky with a one-timer just 1:23 into the extra frame. Colorado outshot Tampa Bay 38-23, which might be a necessary recipe to defeat Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy in the series. The win marked the Avs’ sixth straight postseason victory (13-2 overall), and it kickstarts a Finals series with gritty performance.
Stanley Cup Finals Schedule
Gm 2: Lightning at Avalanche (Sat. 8:00 pm ET)
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