Avalanche vs. Lightning: Tampa Bay jumps out to 1-0 lead in Game 4 with goal in first minute

The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning meet in a pivotal Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. Stick here for live updates leading up to and during the game. Refresh to see our latest analysis.

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First TV timeout: Avs trail 1-0 and being outshot 6-1. But after Tampa Bay scored on its first shift, 36 seconds in, Colorado dominated and much of the play was in the Lightning’s end. Problem was,  the Avs didn’t get any good looks. — Mike Chambers

COMING IN HOT 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MfmSVUuQtD

— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 23, 2022

Helmet-less and hung out to dry (6:21 p.m.): Well, this could’ve started a little better.In a wicked flurry of shots, and some impressive saves from Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper, the Lightning were able to get on the board in the game’s first minute after Anthony Cirelli scored off a rebound in the front of the crease.Kuemper absolutely scrapped during the sequence, even after he get his helmet taken off by an errant Lightning stick (Where have we seen that before?), but the pressure was simply too much. Lightning 1, Avalanche 0 — Matt Schubert

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