Avalanche Take Game 1

06/16/2022 Avalanche Take Game 1

By: Jeff Yoder

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.


Watch: Avs Take Game 1 on Burakovsky’s One-Timer (4-3, OT)


Stanley Cup Finals Schedule

Gm 2: Lightning at Avalanche (Sat. 8:00 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

NHL: Burakovsky Plays Hero for Avalanche in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

ESPN: The 9 Critical Decisions That Made the Avalanche a Juggernaut


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