Lightning-Avalanche Game 1: Best sights, sounds, fashion

It's now down to the final two teams for the Stanley Cup. The Tampa Bay Lightning Colorado Avalanche The teams will meet on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, ABC) will host Game 1 in this best-of-7 championship matchup.

The Lightning still need four wins to complete their three-peat. It would be the first time that a team has won three consecutive championships. New York Islanders From 1980 to 1983, won four consecutively. Tampa Bay showed determination in the Eastern Conference finals, coming back from a 0-2 loss against the New York Rangers To win the series in six games. The Lightning was beaten by the Avalanche this year. They won the series 2-0.

On its way to the Stanley Cup Finals, Colorado faced little resistance. The Avalanche won. Nashville Predators In the first round, beat St. Louis Blues In six in the semifinals, and swept it Edmonton Oilers The Western Conference finals. The team's two postseason losses are the fewest by any team entering the Stanley Cup since 2012, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Stanley Cup Final is now a seven game series. In 1939, Game 1 has a record of 62-20. Denver is the starting point for the action. Fans will have the opportunity to see stars on the rink, taste new stadium food, and enjoy more scenes at the Ball Arena.

These are some of our favorite sights and sounds from game 1.

Gametime threads

Lightning and Avalanche revealed their uniforms for Game 1 with the Stanley Cup logo patch in the middle.

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