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Game 3 Open Thread: Avalanche vs. Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

It’s a Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup gameday!

NHL: JUN 18 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 - Lightning at Avalanche Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off tonight at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The Avalanche trounced Tampa in Game 2 and hope to continue their dominance of the back-to-back champions.

Beating the Lightning and scoring seven goals on Vezina winner Andrei Vasilevskiy is no easy task, but Colorado was able to find a way to do just that. The old adage is that it’s not a series until one team loses at home. Colorado is undefeated on the road during their playoff push.

The Lightning will have to rely on their experience and resolve if they want to get themselves back into this series. Can Colorado slam the door and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final?

Projected Lineup:

Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Valeri Nichushkin
Artturi Lehkonen — JT Compher — Mikko Rantanen
Alex Newhook — Nico Sturm — Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Andrew Cogliano — Darren Helm — Logan O’Connor

Cale Makar — Devon Toews
Jack Johnson — Josh Manson
Bowen Byram — Erik Jonson

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