The 2022 Stanley Cup Final certainly looks like it will be a thriller.
Andre Burakovsky scored the game-winner for Colorado just 1:23 into overtime.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) June 16, 2022
Colorado jumped out to a 2-0 lead and then led 3-1 into the second period. Tampa Bay scored two goals that were under two minutes apart in the second period to tie the game in the second period before each team failed to score in the third period.
This would’ve been a frustrating loss for the Avalanche at home after appearing to be in full control well into the second period, but in the end, they got it done to take a 1-0 series lead.
The Avalanche entered as the series favorites, but the Lightning are the back-to-back defending champions. As Game 1 showed, the Stanley Cup Final should be a heck of a battle, and very possibly a deep series.
Here’s a look at how the hockey world is reacting to a very exciting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final:
This is what it's like to be in the stands for a #StanleyCup Final overtime goal 😍
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) June 16, 2022
The stress before😵💫
The noise after🗣️
— DNVR Sports (@DNVR_Sports) June 16, 2022
The crowd at Coors Field is going wild for the Avs overtime win.
— DNVR Rockies (@DNVR_Rockies) June 16, 2022
13 of the previous 17 teams to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in OT went on to win the series (76.5%)#GoAvsGo
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 16, 2022
Andre Burakovsky scored the earliest overtime goal in a #StanleyCup Final game since 2011 when Alexandre Burrows tallied the winner in Game 2 for the Canucks at home against the Bruins.#NHLStats: https://t.co/3lfgfzOzIl https://t.co/WLxb3P79gZ
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 16, 2022
Russell Wilson is rocking a Nathan MacKinnon sweater at the Avs game 🔥🔥
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) June 16, 2022