NHL Stanley Cup Final Information: June 15, 2022

NHLStats Resources: 
Conference Finals Recap 
Colorado Avalanche Stats Pack 
Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Pack 
Stanley Cup Final Information Guide – for registered users of media.nhl.com only 
“When Was The Last Time…?” – Stanley Cup Final Edition  

Morning Skates between end of Conference Finals and start of Stanley Cup Final: 
NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Final Edition – June 13, 2022 
NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Final Edition – June 14, 2022 
NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Final Edition – June 15, 2022 

Series Scenarios 
* Teams that own a 1-0 series lead in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final hold an all-time series record of 62-20 (.756), including a 49-10 (.831) mark when starting at home and 13-10 (.565) when pulling ahead on the road. 
 
* Half of the series so far this postseason have been won by the winner of Game 1 (7-7, .500). Clubs that took a 1-0 series lead at home are 5-4 (.556) in the series and those that won the opener on the road are 2-3 (.400).  
 
* Tampa Bay (2021 vs. MTL) is the only team in the past four years to win the Stanley Cup after winning Game 1 of the series. Dallas (2020 vs. TBL), Boston (2019 vs. STL) and Vegas (2018 vs. WSH) all did so and eventually fell to their opposition. 
 


Tampa Bay  
Game 1 record in best-of-seven: 15-20 (.429) overall, 7-8 (.467) on the road; 1-2 in 2022 
Game 1 record in Stanley Cup Final: 1-3(.250), have yet to start on road 
Leading 1-0 in best-of-seven: 13-2 (.867)overall, 5-2 (.714) starting on road; 1-0 in 2022 
Trailing 1-0 in best-of-seven: 12-8 (.600) overall, 4-4 (.500) starting on road; 2-0 in 2022 
 
Colorado 
Game 1 record in best-of-seven: 32-17 (.653) overall, 23-7 (.767) at home; 3-0 in 2022  
Game 1 record in Stanley Cup Final: 2-0(1.000), both at home 
Leading 1-0 in best-of-seven: 21-11 (.656) overall, 16-7 (.696) starting at home; 3-0 in 2022 
Trailing 1-0 in best-of-seven: 7-10 (.412) overall, 4-3 (.571) starting at home 

Pre-game 
* When Cale Makar and Victor Hedman hit the ice for Game 1, it will be the sixth time in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68) that Norris Trophy finalists from that season meet in the Stanley Cup Final – the last instance was in 2001 when Ray Bourque (COL) and Scott Stevens (NJD) met. 

* This can become the first Stanley Cup Final in 28 years to include at least five players who enter the series with a career points-per-game rate of 1.00 or better (min. 25 GP). 

* The Avalanche (65 GF) already have the third-highest goal total in a single playoff year in franchise history, behind 1996 (80) and 2001 (69). 

Nikita Kucherov (51-99—150 in 130 GP) needs one assist for 100 in his playoff career, a benchmark reached by only three active skaters.

* Game 1 will mark the 50th career playoff contest for Cale Makar (12-41—53 in 49 GP). Only two defensemen in NHL history have recorded as many points through their first 50 postseason games: Bobby Orr (20-46—66) and Brian Leetch (21-44—65). 

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