2022 Stanley Cup Finals: Avalanche-Lightning's Interesting Match 1 Has A Lot To Teach Us

The 2022 Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a rollicking start, with 

Colorado jumping out to a 3-1 lead in the first period, Tampa Bay tying it in the second, and the Avalanche prevailing 4-3 in overtime. 

What did we learn in Game 1 and how will it impact the rest of the series? We asked hockey reporters  

Kristen Shilton and Greg Wyshynski for their biggest takeaways from the Avs' opening-game victory. 

If Game 1 is any indication, this Stanley Cup Final could be one for the books. Colorado dominated the first period. 

Tampa Bay took over in the second. By the third, the teams were knotted 3-3, and it seemed only fitting for the game to reach overtime.

When Andre Burakovsky scored a great goal for Colorado, it was almost disappointing to see the evening end.  

The back-and-forth could have gone on forever. Andrei Vasilevskiy wasn't at his best to start