Avalanche take 1-0 series lead into game 2 against the Lightning

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Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division)

Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -156, Lightning +133; over/under is 6

STANLEY CUP FINAL: Avalanche lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the fifth time this season. The Avalanche won the previous matchup 4-3 in overtime.

Colorado has gone 38-6-5 in home games and 56-19-7 overall. The Avalanche have a 34-10-2 record when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.

Tampa Bay has a 51-23-8 record overall and a 29-19-3 record on the road. The Lightning have a 28-10-3 record in games their opponents commit more penalties.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gabriel Landeskog has scored 30 goals with 29 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

Steven Stamkos has 42 goals and 64 assists for the Lightning. Ondrej Palat has six goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 8-1-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 6.9 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, four penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: day to day (finger), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist), Nazem Kadri: out (undisclosed), Samuel Girard: out for season (sternum).

Lightning: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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