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Lightning Are Underdogs In Stanley Cup Finals


The Colorado Avalanche will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning within the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals. The betting odds recommend that the Lightning will probably come up quick of their try to win a historic third straight NHL championship.

The Avalanche begin the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals as -180 favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the championship. The Lightning have +155 odds to tug off the upset. 

When the Finals begin Wednesday night time, the Avalanche may have been off for greater than every week. Colorado swept the Edmonton Oilers within the Western Convention Finals, final enjoying on Monday, June 6.

The Avalanche have led all playoff groups with 4.64 objectives per sport. Cale Makar has a team-high 22 factors within the postseason. Nathan MacKinnon is first with 11 objectives. 

Colorado had two collection sweeps on its approach by means of the Western Convention playoffs. The Avalanche final received the Stanley Cup Finals in 2001.

Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy led the best way for the Lightning by means of the Jap Convention. The 2021 Conn Smythe Trophy winner has a 2.27 objectives in opposition to common and a .928 save share within the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 23 factors. Veteran Steven Stamkos is first on the group with 9 objectives.

The Avalanche have home-ice benefit. The Lightning have began each 2022 playoff collection on the highway. 

It’s been 20 years since any main American skilled sports activities franchise received three championships in a row. The Los Angeles Lakers accomplished the final three-peat by successful the 2002 NBA Finals. The New York Islanders had been the final NHL group to perform the feat, successful 4 consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-83.

Right here’s the entire 2022 Stanley Cup Finals schedule, together with the date, location, begin time and TV channel for every sport.

  • Sport 1: Wednesday, June 15, 8 p.m. ET at Colorado (ABC/ESPN+)
  • Sport 2: Saturday, June 18, 8 p.m. ET at Colorado (ABC/ESPN+)
  • Sport 3: Monday, June 20, 8 p.m. ET at Tampa Bay (ABC/ESPN+)
  • Sport 4: Wednesday, June 22, 8 p.m. ET at Tampa Bay (ABC/ESPN+)
  • Sport 5: Friday, June 24, 8 p.m. ET at Colorado (ABC/ESPN+) *If obligatory
  • Sport 6: Sunday, June 26, 8 p.m. ET at Tampa Bay (ABC/ESPN+) *If obligatory
  • Sport 7: Tuesday, June 28, 8 p.m. ET at Colorado (ABC/ESPN+) *If obligatory


Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point celebrates after scoring a goal in the Lightning's 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars to claim their second Stanley Cup crown in franchise history

Picture: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / BRUCE BENNETT



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