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

It took some time, but the Avalanche finally started the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals with a bang.

Colorado defeated the Lightning 4-3 in overtime in Game 1 in an instant classic. The Avalanche scored the decisive goal when André Burakovsky hit the net after 1:23 of the first overtime.

The game started at breakneck speed, with the Avalanche taking a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. Gabriel Landeskog scored the first goal of the game with assists from Mikko Rantanen and Bowen Byram, followed by a goal less than two minutes later from Valeri Nichushkin. Nick Paul brought up the Lightning shortly after, but Artturi Lehkonen scored before the end of the third to give Colorado a 3-1 lead.

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