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Avalanche beat Lightning 7-0: Stanley Cup Final Game 2 live blog

Darcy Kuemper gets shutout in blowout victory
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Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-19 00:26:54-04

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche continue their push for their first Stanley Cup in 21 years in Game 2 Saturday at Ball Arena.

The Avs won 4-3 in overtime over Tampa Bay Wednesday to open the series, as Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 in overtime to seal the win, pushing Colorado to 13-2 so far in the playoffs.

MORE: Photos: Avalanche and Lightning square off in Game 2 of 2022 Stanley Cup Final

Denver7 is the home of the Stanley Cup Final throughout the playoffs, and we'll have pre-game and postgame coverage after each game of the series, which you can watch on Denver7 or on the free Denver7+ streaming app, which is also embedded below.

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We have a full slate of coverage on the series, what fans need to know and plenty more about the Avalanche and their past Stanley Cup winning teams on our Avalanche Stanley Cup page.

Below, we'll be posting live updates from the game and from our reporters across Ball Arena and Denver as the Avs try to win the second of four they'll need to again bring home the Stanley Cup. (All times Mountain. Refresh the page for the latest updates.)

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10:25 p.m.
Denver is BUZZING after the Avs' Game 2 victory. We'll have Denver7 crews in Tampa for Games 3 and 4 Monday and Wednesday — see you then!

Ball Arena, downtown Denver buzzing after electric Game 2 victory

10 p.m.
Denver7's Nick Rothschild breaks down highlights following the Colorado Avalanche's 7-0 victory in Game 2.

Denver7's Nick Rothschild breaks down highlights of Game 2

9:58 p.m.
We heard from Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, Cale Makar and Darcy Kuemper, and Lightning coach Jon Cooper after the game. Watch below:

Avalanche head coach talks team's performance after 7-0 victory in Game 2
Avs' Kuemper, Makar discuss team's 7-0 victory in Game 2
Avalanche head coach talks team's performance after 7-0 victory in Game 2

9:08 p.m.
We now have a full gamer story up on tonight's Avs' 7-0 trouncing of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Click here to read more!
8:52 p.m.
And that’s a wrap! The Avalanche will head to Tampa with a 2-0 series lead after blowing out the Lightning 7-0 Saturday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Avs are 14-2 in the playoffs and are undefeated on the road. Postgame starts now on Denver7 and streaming on the Denver7+ app.

8:50 p.m.
The Avs are back at full strength. Still not much working for the Bolts. 2 minutes to go.
8:48 p.m.
Tampa Bay gets a two-minute power play after a scrum between the two teams. The Avs have doubled Tampa Bay’s shot total.
8:44 p.m.
How blink-182's "All the Small Things" became an Avalanche tradition

8:33 p.m.
TACO'S IN DENVER! Cale Makar scores his second of the night, on the power play, to make it 7-0 Avalanche.

8:30 p.m.
Ondrej Palat with a crosschecking penalty on Cale Makar in front of the goal, Avs will hit the power play again.
8:20 p.m.
CALE MAKAR WITH THE SHORTHANDED GOAL! 6-0 AVS! Nothing going for Tampa Bay for the rest of the power play.
8:18 p.m.
Tampa Bay heads to the power play after a tripping penalty by Rantanen on Stamkos. Lightning are 0 for their last 12 on power play.
7:58 p.m.
And we head to the locker rooms for the second intermission with the Avs leading 5-0. And it hasn't been close. Colorado has outshot Tampa Bay 23-12 and has nine takeaways, compared to three for the Bolts.

7:52 p.m.
And the Lightning's Corey Perry takes a two-minute unsportsmanlike misconduct penalty and a two-minute roughing penalty while J.T. Compher gets a two-minute hooking penalty. The Avs hit the power play as we near the end of the second period. 1:52 left.
7:46 p.m.
MAKE IT 5-0! Darren Helm can still score in his 15th year!

7:45 p.m.
Val almost had a had trick! Avs still lead 4-0 with 4 minutes left in the second period.

7:31 p.m.
The Avalanche kill off the power play as the Lightning got another three shots on goal, all stopped by Kuemper. The Avs lead 4-0 with 11:41 left in the second period.
7:26 p.m.
Jack Johnson gets called for hooking. The Lightning will hit the two-minute power play.
7:23 p.m.
Nichushkin sends another one home as Mikko Rantanen sends a turnover behind the Lightning goal up his way. 4-0 Avs with 14:44 left in the second period.

7:20 p.m.
Josh Manson hit the post!! Avs still lead in shots 13-5.
7:17 p.m.
And we're back underway for the second period. Also, check who's back in town supporting his team........👀

7:09 p.m.
We've got another photo gallery going tonight of the game that we'll be updating through the evening. Check out the game's best shots by clicking here.

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Colorado Avalanche left wing Andre Burakovsky (95) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Locher)

7:00 p.m.
After the first period, the Avs lead 3-0 with goals from Nichushkin, Manson, and Burakovsky. The Avalanche are outshooting the Lightning 11-5.

6:55 p.m.
Burakovsky misses on a breakaway, as Vasilevskiy gets the tip of his blocker on the puck. The Lightning are starting to get chippy as they get ready to head to the locker room down by three goals after the.

6:53 p.m.
Both teams are back at full strength with less than 2 minutes left in the first period. Avs lead 3-0.
6:50 p.m.
We get 4-on-4 hockey after penalties on Corey Perry and Darcy Kuemper after Perry's stick got stuck in Kuemper's pad.
6:45 p.m.
After Gabriel Landeskog narrowly misses a goal on a beauty of a pass from Nathan MacKinnon, Andre Burakovsky scores to put the Avs up 3-0 with 6 minutes left in the first period. Assisted by Devon Toews and Mikko Rantanen.

6:38 p.m.
Nothing working on the power play that go-around. Avs lead 2-0 with 9:16 left in the first.
6:34 p.m.
Colorado will get ANOTHER power play after a delay of game penalty by Tampa Bay for shooting the puck into the stands. Can they make it three?!
6:32 p.m.
And make it two! Josh Manson scores his third goal of the playoffs on a 2-on-1 off a defensive play, beating Valeri Nichushkin blocker side. 2-0 Avs.

6:22 p.m.
GOAL!!!! The Avs take a 1-0 lead toward the end of the power play on a goal by Valeri Nichushkin, assisted by Andre Burakovsky and Alex Newhook.

6:20 p.m.
The Avs catch an early power play after a roughing penalty on Tampa Bay's Ryan McDonagh.
6:12 p.m.
Puck drop is nearly here! Here's your lineup for the Avs tonight.

6:09 p.m.
From our sister station in Tampa:

5:48 p.m.
Let's take a look inside Ball Arena...

5:30 p.m.
Tivoli Quad is rocking tonight even with a little rain! Auraria Campus says it is monitoring people leaving, but the quad is currently at capacity! Pregame coverage on Denver7 starts now. You can watch live on the Denver7+ app and watch the game live on Denver7.

Avs fans ready for Game 2