The Stanley Cup Final turned out to be fun. After Avalanche won the first two games of the series – including a 7-0 defeat in Game 2 – the Lightning needed to win Game 3 at home.. That’s what a team like Tampa – who is trying to win their third championship in a row – does: win the big games.
The Lightning is now getting a chance to hook the series in Florida on Wednesday night. Being at home is vital for Lightning, as they have won an eight-game franchise record straight at home. Overall in this playoff, Tampa is 8-1 at home.
If Avalanche wants to hand Lightning a second home loss for the season, his offense will need to find better ways to score. In Game 3, which was Avs’ first post-season loss, Colorado couldn’t beat Tampa goalkeeper Andre Vasilevsky despite outplaying Lightning, 39-34.
We’ll find out if the Colorado offense can get back on track, with the puck dropping just after 8pm on ESPN and streaming on fuboTV (try for free) Follow below for CBS Sports’ live coverage of Game 4.