On June 16 at night, the first Stanley Cup final match between Colorado and Tampa Bay took place, the match was held at the Ball Arena (Denver).
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Colorado 4-3 Tampa Bay
Colorado in a tough fight managed to win the first final meeting of the Stanley Cup.
The author of the winning goal was Andre Burakovsky with the transfer of Valery Nichushkin. Also on account of Nichushkin goal. Artturi Lehkonen and Gabriel Landeskog also scored goals for Colorado.
Tampa Bay scored Nick Paul, Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev. Also, goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky saved 34 shots out of 38, which is a very good result in this match.
Goals: Landeskog G. – (1-0). Nichushkin V. – (2-0). Paul N. – (2-1). Lehkonen A. (Power-play) – (3-1). Palat O. – (3-2). Sergachyov M. – (3-3). Burakovsky A. – (4-3 OT).
Goalkeepers: Kuemper – Vasilevski.
Throws: 38 (15+10+12+1) – 23 (8+9+5+1).
Series score: 1-0.
Colorado opened the scoring in the best-of-four series against Tamba Bay. The second match of the confrontation is scheduled for June 19.