Sunday’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals action features Tampa Bay vs. Colorado.
The Avalanche have a chance to win the series in game 6. They’ve scored 312 goals, ranking third in the NHL. Colorado’s defence ranks 7th, allowing 2.83 goals per game. The Avalanche have the league’s 26th toughest schedule. Their opponent-adjusted scoring margin ranks them third in the NHL.
After winning 3-2 on the road, the Lightning will try to even the series at 3-3 at home. The Lightning have 287 goals this season, averaging 3.48. This ranks them 8th in NHL. Tampa Bay’s defence is sixth-ranked, allowing 2.78 goals per game. The Lightning have the league’s 22nd toughest schedule this season. Tampa Bay’s scoring margin relative to their competition ranks them 8th in the NHL.
Mikko Rantanen has 92 points for the Colorado Avalanche. 36 goals on 14.2% shooting. His power-play goals account for 44.0% of his total. Nathan MacKinnon has 32 goals and 56 assists. Offensively, he has a +22 plus-minus rating. Colorado’s Darcy Kuemper allows 2.54 goals per game. In 57 games, he’s made 32 quality starts, a league-average percentage.
Steven Stamkos has 106 points through 81 games for the Lightning. 42 goals on 17.4% shooting. His power-play goals account for 38.0% of his total. Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 65 assists. Offensively, he has a +26.0 plus-minus rating. Andrei Vasilevskiy allows 2.49 goals per game for Tampa Bay. In 63 games, he’s made 39 quality starts, a league-average percentage.
The over/under for game 6 is 6 goals. The last 2 series games have been under the over/under. Both defences appear to have slowed their opponent.
Free Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning