Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Pick: Over 6 | +100 at DraftKings
8 p.m. ET
Game 2 was a monumental shift in the series. The Avalanche delivered a completely dominant performance on every part of the ice.
Cale Makar is a star, Nathan Mackinnon is the best center on the ice and Darcy Kuemper hardly had to touch the puck.
The series visits Tampa Bay for the first time in what now feels like desperation mode for the Lightning. What’s really turned the series on its head is the effectiveness of Colorado’s scoring.
Until the Stanley Cup Final, the Lightning have been able to adjust and shut down each of their opponents and that was the key to winning. They will be scrambling knowing that the possibility of doing that against the Avalanche is so small.
To make a statement tonight, it will have to be offensive. It just doesn’t seem realistic to hold Colorado under 3 goals. Tampa should be focused on doubling the shot output and it should lead to a high-scoring game here.