NHL Stanley Cup Final Information: June 18, 2022

NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Final Edition – June 17, 2022
NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Final Edition – June 18, 2022

Stanley Cup Final Information Guide – for registered users of media.nhl.com only 

Game 2 Trends
* Teams with a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven hold a series record of 341-54 (.863), including a 47-5 (.904) clip in the Stanley Cup Final. In 2022, teams are 4-2 in series after winning the first two games – the Lightning rallied to defeat the Rangers in the Conference Finals (4-2 W) and the Rangers did so in the Second Round against the Hurricanes (4-3 W).

* The five teams to win a Cup after overcoming a 2-0 series deficit in a best-of-seven Final are the 2011 Bruins (4-3 W vs. VAN), 2009 Penguins (4-3 W vs. DET), 1971 Canadiens (4-3 W vs. CHI), 1966 Canadiens (4-2 W vs. DET) and 1942 Maple Leafs (4-3 W vs. DET).

* Teams with a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven when starting at home hold a series record of 256-34 (.883), including a 37-3 (.925) clip in the Stanley Cup Final and 3-2 (.600) mark in 2022.

* When a best-of-seven is tied 1-1, the winner of Game 3 holds an all-time series record of 231-115 (.668), including a 23-7 (.767) clip in the Stanley Cup Final and 3-5 (.375) mark in 2022.

Tampa Bay  
Game 2 record in best-of-seven: 24-11 (.686) overall, 11-4 (.733) on the road
Game 2 record in Stanley Cup Final: 4-0 (1.000) overall, have yet to play on road 

Trailing 1-0 in best-of-seven: 12-8 (.600) overall, 4-4 (.500) starting on road; 2-0 in 2022

Trailing 2-0 in best-of-seven: 2-4 (.333) overall, 1-1 (.500) starting on road; 1-0 in 2022

Tied 1-1 in best-of-seven: 13-6 (.684) overall, 3-5 (.375) starting on road; 1-0 in 2022

Colorado 

Game 2 record in best-of-seven:  28-21 (.571) overall, 21-9 (.700) at home

Game 2 record in Stanley Cup Final: 1-1 (.500) overall, both at home

Leading 1-0 in best-of-seven: 21-11 (.656) overall, 16-7 (.696) starting at home; 3-0 in 2022

Leading 2-0 in best-of-seven: 16-4 (.800) overall, 13-3 (.813) starting at home; 2-0 in 2022

Tied 1-1 in best-of-seven: 9-11 (.450) overall, 6-6 (.500) starting at home; 1-0 in 2022

Pre-Game
* It has been eight years since each of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final required overtime, with 2014 capping a three-year run in which that happened. The only five Final series in which Game 1 and Game 2 required overtime: 2014 (LAK vs. NYR), 2013 (CHI vs. BOS), 2012 (LAK vs. NJD), 1951 (TOR vs. MTL), 1946 (MTL vs. BOS). The Kings (2014 and 2012) and Canadiens (1946) are the only clubs to take a 2-0 series lead in the Final via two overtime victories.

* The Lightning own a postseason record of 18-1 in the game immediately following a loss since the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers, with Andrei Vasilevskiy backstopping Tampa Bay to victory in all 18 contests (1.57 GAA, .939 SV%, 5 SO).

* Colorado can become the first team in 46 years to take a 2-0 series lead in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final against the defending champions. It has happened only four times in League history: 1976 (MTL: 2-0 vs. PHI), 1966 (DET: 2-0 vs. MTL), 1962 (TOR: 2-0 vs. CHI) and 1956 (MTL: 2-0 vs. DET).

Valeri NichushkinGabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen all collected two points in the Stanley Cup Final opener. Chris Kunitz (2017 w/ PIT), Justin Williams (2014 w/ LAK), Mario Lemieux (1992 w/ PIT), Rick Tocchet (1992 w/ PIT) and Ray Bourque (1990 w/ BOS) are the the only players since 1990 to register multiple points in each of the first two games of a Stanley Cup Final.

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