In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Avalanche let an early lead slip away, but the radio call of the overtime winner for Colorado is truly incredible.
Early in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, it appeared that the Colorado Avalanche would easily take a 1-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. They scored twice in the first period, and despite the visitors’ response, they scored again to go into the first intermission with a 3-1 lead.
The second period, however, was a different story, as the Lightning gathered themselves on both ends of the ice and scored two goals to tie the game. The Avs were hoping that the home crowd could push them to an overtime victory after a hard-fought but fruitless third period for both teams.
That was, in fact, the case. In the sudden-death period, Avalanche winger Andre Burakovsky found some open space and took advantage of it to score a goal and give the Avalanche a crucial early series lead.
Andre Burakovsky’s winner’s Avalanche radio call is electrifying
The Avalanche’s overtime victory radio call was even better than the goal itself, capturing all of the emotions and thrills of the moment.
What a rush, what a moment.
If Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was any indication of what’s to come between these two teams, hockey fans are in for a real treat for the duration of the series.