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Avalanche bury Lightning 7-0; take 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup Finals

On Saturday evening, the Colorado Avalanche routed the Tampa Bay Lightning in Recreation 2, 7-0, to take a 2-0 benefit within the Stanley Cup Ultimate. 

After an exhilarating 4-3 additional time win over the Lightning in Recreation 1 on Wednesday, the Avalanche put Recreation 2 away early. 

5 Avalanche gamers tallied targets on Saturday evening, led by two targets apiece from Valeri Nichushkin and Cale Makar. 

Josh Manson, Andre Burakovsky, and Darren Helm additionally scored for the Avalanche. 

Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 16 saves incomes the shutout between the pipes. 

On the opposite finish of the ice, Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled, making simply 23 saves off 30 Colorado photographs. 

The Avalanche took the lead lower than three minutes into Recreation 2 when Nichushkin notched a powerplay purpose at 2:54 of the primary interval. Manson and Burakovsky elevated the Avalanche lead earlier than the tip of the interval, scoring at 7:55 and 13:52, giving Colorado a 3-0 benefit heading into the second interval. 

Lower than 5 minutes into the second interval, Nichushkin lit the lamp at 4:51 for his second purpose of the evening. 

Helm scored late within the second (16:26), placing the Avalanche up 5-0 at intermission.

The Avalanche’s domination continued within the third interval, highlighted by two targets from Makar. Early within the third, Makar scored shorthanded at 2:07 earlier than closing Recreation 2 with a powerplay purpose at 9:49. 

The Stanley Cup Finals proceed on Monday with Recreation 3 in Tampa Bay at 8 p.m. ET. 

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