Stanley Cup Betting -- Lightning hopes to drive home their "Point" in Game 2

  • In Charles Jay
  • Sat, Jun 18th, 2022 2:36:41 pm
  • By Charles Jay - Exclusive to OSGA

The Colorado Avalanche can get off to a 2-0 lead in their Stanley Cup Finals series against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in Denver.

The Stanley Cup has been the property of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the last two seasons. This time around, they have perhaps met their match. Or have they? That's something BetOnline customers are going to have to consider.

From the looks of what happened in Game 1, the Colorado Avalanche looks like a contingent that has yet to show their best stuff.

But hey, maybe the same thing can be said about the Lightning. They have one of the most outstanding players of the last two Stanley Cup campaigns, who has recently been sidelined with a "lower body injury," back in the lineup.

Now all he has to do is get up to speed a little, and he's going to make the Bolts a much more dangerous squad.

We'll see what kind of effect that has on Saturday night (8 PM ET), as Tampa Bay and Colorado get together for Game 2.

Of course, in the opener, the Avs reached Andrei Vasilevskiy twice early, only to have the Lightning come back. In the end, Andre Burakovsky found the net with only 83 seconds gone in overtime for the 4-3 victory.

No team gets to win two Stanley Cups without being able to shake off a tough loss and move forward. So nothing easy is likely to come for the Avalanche.

In the odds that have been posted at BetOnline on Game 2, Colorado is favored:

Colorado Avalanche -147
Tampa Bay Lightning +133

Over 6 Goals -104
Under 6 Goals -106

And on the puck line....

Avalanche -1.5 Goals +177
Lightning +1.5 Goals -192

The Lightning were obviously happy to get Brayden Point back for their Game 1 effort. He is their top center. He is a genuine playoff performer; in fact, he has scored 14 goals in each of the last two postseasons. Without Point, there is something of a void on the power play as well. And that has been reflected with the Bolts missing on their last seven chances.

There was a lot of talk about Point being able to come back from the injury during the previous series against the Rangers. Coach Jon Cooper wouldn't pull the trigger, simply because he wanted him to be ready.

As far as being "100%," that's probably not a road we're going down. Point has been feeling pain. He's playing with it. That's the way it is. It's all hands on deck in the Finals if at all possible.

Steven Stamkos, the team captain, refers to Point as a "warrior." And the consensus is that Point, if in any way right physically, is capable of taking his team to a new level.

At the very least, Colorado has to account for him based on what he's been able to show when he is functioning properly. And while it's hard to say what Point is going to have coming into Game 2, Cooper has the confidence of knowing that his guy took quite a few shifts the other night, accounting for 18 minutes of ice time (with an assist). That's more than Stamkos got.

And in the way of speaking about who's a "warrior," maybe that statement can be made about the whole Tampa Bay club. Any team that wins the Stanley Cup two years in a row has to demonstrate the ability to punch back after being knocked down. And through these last two playoff cycles, and including this one, these guys have posted a sizzling 19-1 record after a defeat.

Who in their right mind would count them out?

Do you see our "point"?

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