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The Colorado Avalanche try to hoist the Stanley Cup on home ice Friday Night when they take a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 against the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
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BetMGM betting angles for Lightning vs. Avalanche Game 5
Bettors may have some instinct on the series based on the following.
What the Avs bettor sees
The Cup. This is a team of destiny, having gone 15-3 in the postseason.
The Avs authored unlikely 4-0 series sweeps over the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers. They outgun everybody.
And they come up with new heroes every game. In the 3-2 double-overtime triumph against the Lightning on Wednesday, it was their goalie — Darcy Kuemper — who stole the show. He outperformed Tampa Bay’s all-world goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy before Nazem Kadri won it for them.
Kuemper had been pulled after allowing five goals before the end of the second period in a 6-2 Game 3 loss. But he bounced back with a flourish.
These things happen when it’s your year to win it all.
Oh. And the last game played in Colorado? The Avs buried the Lightning 7-0 in Game 2.
What the Lightning backer sees
Not so fast. Tampa Bay lost two games in overtime and then the teams traded blowout victories. Tampa Bay has been rallying in the entire post-season.
The Lightning rallied from a 2-0 series hole to defeat both the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers in this post season.
They did not have home-ice advantage going into any series.
Vasilevskiy guided them to two consecutive Cups. He’s led the NHL in wins for five straight seasons and is the best goalie in the game.
This is a proud team. They are used to staring elimination in the face and winning.
What a Michigan bettor sees
This has been a terrific NHL postseason, enjoyed in a state that sports the Detroit Red Wings, one of the league’s original six teams. This could be the last chance to enjoy some action before next season.