The series between Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers has two winners: fans and … Colorado Avalanche.
The Western champions are patiently waiting for team recognition to face them in the Stanley Cup final. They can find out tonight when the Lightning has a chance to reach the third consecutive final in Game 6 of the series against the Rangers. But nothing has won yet.
Meanwhile, the avalanche is taking their toll. Nazem Kadri, who underwent thumb surgery, has already returned to training and as the Eastern Final stretches, the chances of seeing him again in the first games of the series are much better.
It is no secret at this time of year: the best preparation rest.
We feel like the Lightning players and the players in the Rangers have already breathed a sigh of relief. New York will play its 20th playoff game tonight, but it’s the 17th for Tampa. –The Avalanche played only 14.
For a while, we saw Jon Cooper and Gerard Gallant use their four lines and their six defenders. Attendance was low.
There is no doubt that Avalanche wants the seventh game.
At the same time it is clear that he is eager to take on this final. This is unique to the company that has been waiting for this moment since the team last won in 2001.
As they have done in recent games, I should not be surprised if Lightning is their opponent in the finals.
As the series progresses against the Rangers, we see that Tampa’s experience over the last two seasons is one reason. It was as if they had found the answer to everything.
Sometimes it feels like they …