Stanley Cup Final: Avalanche Beat Lightning in Game 1 OT Thriller

Stanley Cup Final: Avalanche Beat Lightning in Game 1 OT Thriller

It took some extra time, but the Avalanche finally kicked off the 2022 Stanley Cup Final with a bang.

Colorado beat the Lightning, 4–3, in overtime of Game 1 in what was an instant classic. The Avalanche scored the decisive goal when André Burakovsky found the back of the net 1:23 into the first overtime period.

The game got off to a breakneck start, with the Avalanche jumping out to a 2–0 lead in the game’s first 10 minutes. Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s first goal with assists from Mikko Rantanen and Bowen Byram, followed by a goal less than two minutes later from Valeri Nichushkin. Nick Paul got the Lightning on the board shortly thereafter, but Artturi Lehkonen scored before the end of the period to give Colorado a 3-1 lead.

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