After a thrilling Game 1, the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup Final 1-0. It was necessary for overtime.

Avalanche vs Lightning- Thrilling Game 1

Andre Burakovsky was the hero of the Avalanche, scoring the game-winner to cap a strong performance.

Avalanche vs Lightning- Andre was the Hero

In the first period, the Avs sported a blaze of hair and jumped out to an early 3-1 lead. They then put the Bolts on the back foot.

Avalanche vs Lightning- Sported a Blaze

Tampa Bay, one the most poised NHL teams, scored two goals in the second period to tie it.

Avalanche vs Lightning- Most Poised

Although Colorado dominated the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy was able to help Tampa Bay escape regulation.

Avalanche vs Lightning- Dominated Period

After Victor Hedman's poor turnover, the Lightning's defenseman turned to his strengths and Valeri Nichuskin.

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Avalanche vs Lightning- Poor Turnover

 According to Natural Stat Trick, Colorado's five-on-5 game generated 2.60 goals compared with Tampa Bay’s 1.05.

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Avalanche vs Lightning- Natural Sat Trick

The Avs' penalty killing unit was able to completely eliminate a Lightning man advantage on all three occasions.

Avalanche vs Lightning- Penalty Killing

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