Avalanche Win Game 1 Thriller to Take Early Stanley Cup Final Lead


DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche found a way. 

The Avalanche took an early lead in the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a thrilling overtime contest courtesy of Andre Burakovsky’s winner less than two minutes into the extra frame. 

The Avalanche got out to a roaring lead in Game 1, out-shooting 15-8 in the opening period while barely allowing the Lightning to get out of their own zone for large chunks of time. That sustained pressure would result in the Avalanche exiting the first period with a 3-1 lead, with Gabriel Landeskog opening the scoring, followed by Valeri Nichushkin banging home a loose puck in the crease, and finished off by Artturi Lehknonen continuing his torrid play of late by making the Lightning pay on a rare 5-on-3. 


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