Lightning-Avalanche Game 2: The best sights and sounds

In Game 1, the Stanley Cup Final saw the Colorado Avalanche You can withstand an Tampa Bay Lightning You'll be back with the game-winning goal in overtime. If Game 1 is any indication, we might be in for an entertaining championship round.

Wednesday was the fourth Game 1 Colorado win this postseason, the ninth team in Stanley Cup Playoff history to achieve the feat per ESPN Stats & Information. All eight of the previous winners went on to win championships. When leading 1-0 in a best of seven series, the Avalanche's record is 21-11.

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay coach, did not hesitate to voice his opinion on the game even after the loss.

“The right team won… To beat a such team, we must have more in us.” Cooper said.

The Lightning could fall into a 0-2 hole in the second series. Only five teams have seen that series deficit in both the semifinals/Conference Finals and the Cup Final of the same postseason, and none since the Blackhawks in 1965. None of these five teams won the Stanley Cup.

Wednesday night, the Ball Arena was lively. Saturday was no different. Game 2 was just as rowdy. What is the plan for Saturday's action next?

Here are some of the most memorable scenes from Game 2 in the Stanley Cup.

Arrivals of players

Colorado players arrive at Ball Arena hoping to take 2-0 lead over the defending champions.


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