The Colorado Avalanche won Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals 7-0 and extended their lead in the series to 2-0.
A Clear Winner: Colorado Avalanche won Game Two comfortably.
The team from Denver won 7-0 in their own arena against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (local time). Augsburg’s Nico Sturm came on for almost eleven minutes in the second final game. He is the fifth German to win the Stanley Cup.
“I think it was extraordinary,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said of his team’s performance. “Our boys played very well from the start. Very committed in defence, dangerous in attack.” The Avalanche took a 3-0 lead in the first period and then added two more goals each.
The team around Sturm had won the first game of the final series 4:3 in overtime. The third game is now scheduled for Monday (local time) in Tampa.
Whenever the Avalanche has played for the Stanley Cup, the team has also won the title and is now aiming for its third championship after 1996 and 2001. After the 2020 and 2021 championships, the Lightning are in the finals for the third time in a row and are hoping for their fourth title overall.