Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 4 score: Cirelli scores early, gives Tampa Bay 1-0 lead

Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 4 score: Cirelli scores early, gives Tampa Bay 1-0 lead

The Stanley Cup Final is getting interesting. After the Avalanche won the first two games of the series, including a 7-0 loss in Game 2, the Lightning needed to win Game 3 at home. win they did. That’s what a team like Tampa does, trying to win its third straight championship: win big games.

The Lightning now have a chance to tie the series at Florida on Wednesday night. Being at home is vital for the Lightning as they have won a franchise record eight straight home playoff games. Overall in these playoffs, Tampa is 8-1 at home.

If the Avalanche want to hand the Lightning a second home loss of this postseason, their offense will have to find better ways to score. In Game 3, which was the Avs’ first road loss of the postseason, Colorado was unable to win over Tampa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy despite outscoring the Lightning, 39-34.

We’ll find out if Colorado’s offense can get back on track, with the puck dropping shortly after 8 pm on ESPN and streaming on fuboTV (free trial). Follow below for CBS Sports’ live coverage of Game 4.

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