The Tampa Bay Lightning are 2-0 down in the Stanley Cup Finals and will have to bounce back immediately in order to keep their chances to defend the title when they host the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals series tonight at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche
- NHL – Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3
- Date – 20/6/2022
- Starting time – 8 PM ET
- Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Tampa Bay Lightning Stats & Form
The Tampa Bay Lightning are still in play for winning their third consecutive Stanley Cup which would be the first time in 30 years a team to achieve such a run.
The Lightning had some chances to win game 1 in Colorado after coming back from a 3-1 deficit but lost in the extra period before being blown out in Game 2.
The Lightning find themselves in a very difficult situation but they are not about to give up on a shot to defend the title.
The Lightning have won 4 of the last 6 against teams with a winning record of over 60%, 8 of the last 12 Stanley Cup series games and 37 of the last 55 games against Western Conference opponents.
Tampa Bay Lightning News
Brent Seabrook will not play for the Lightning tonight.
Colorado Avalanche Stats & Form
The Colorado Avalanche entered the season as the top favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season and here they are on the right track to do so as they have a 2-0 lead over the defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning in the final series.
The Avalanche needed an extra period to win Game 1 but absolutely dominated Game 2 winning by 7-0. They took an early 2-0 lead just like they did in the opening game of the series but this time didn’t take the foot off the gas and handed the Lightning their toughest loss in a finals series.
The Avalanche have won 19 of the last 26 games played on Monday, 23 of the last 32 road games and 37 of the last 53 games against teams with a winning record.
Colorado Avalanche News
Samuel Girard will not play for the Avalanche tonight.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have split the last 10 head-to-head games but the Colorado Avalanche have won the last four against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Eight of the last ten games between these two have ended with over 5.5 goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds
The Colorado Avalanche are slight favourites coming into this game with 137 odds to win while the Lightning are at 148 and 338 odds are set for a draw.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with 100 for over and -123 for under.
We are halfway to crowning a new Stanley Cup Champion after the Colorado Avalanche took a 2-0 lead after a 7-0 blowout win in Game 2. It seems like the Avalanche will have no issues closing out the series and win their first NHL title since 2001 but the Lightning have won the last two titles and are definitely are not a team that should be underestimated. It still shouldn’t be time to panic for the Lightning because in their previous series against the New York Rangers, they also went down 2-0 before reeling off four straight to win the series.
It’s hard to see a similar comeback happening with how hot the Avalanche are at the moment though, as they have now won seven straight games. It’s just hard to believe that the Lightning will go down 3-0 at home and with this being their last chance to get back in the series. Tonight we will get a vintage performance from the Lightning who will win and get back in the series.