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Open Post- Game 5 Of The Stanley Cup Final

It's is simple tonight.  A win by the Colorado Avalanche and the on-ice celebration begins.

A win from the Tampa Bay Lightning and we have a game 6 in Tampa on Sunday at 8:00pm ET.

 

COLORADO ON CUSP OF CAPTURING THIRD STANLEY CUP
Colorado, one of nine teams in NHL history to average at least 4.50 goals-per-game in a single postseason (min. 10 GP), continues its journey toward dethroning the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions Friday and can claim the third championship in franchise history.

* The Avalanche enter the potential Cup-clinching game sporting a 15-3 record and can join elite company if they oust the Lightning in Game 5. Since 1987 when all rounds became best-of-seven, only one team has finished a postseason with fewer than four losses: the 1988 Oilers, who went 16-2 plus their no-decision in the suspended game during the Final (which was tied 3-3 when called), en route to their fourth championship in five years.

* Should they win the Stanley Cup, the Avalanche will tie the NHL record for most combined wins in one season, including playoffs.

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Comments

bigfrog's avatar

I can’t see TB winning tonight. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 06/24/22 at 08:14 PM ET

Paul's avatar

TBL up 2-1 after 2 periods.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/24/22 at 10:01 PM ET

Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

Heckuva game - how ironic a too many men hurt COL in this game!  Hockey Gods giveth and taketh!

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 06/24/22 at 11:01 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

TB lives to fight for another day. smile

Posted by bigfrog on 06/24/22 at 11:13 PM ET

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