So, do you want to be part of an experience inside the Stanley Cup circuit, but can’t go to Tampa and/or pay exorbitant ticket prices for Games 3 and 4? Just as they did in the third round against Edmonton, the Colorado Avalanche are hosting viewing parties for their next two games in Tampa.
Ticket prices this time are $20 each, up from $10 last time. Avalanche says all proceeds will go to Kroenke Sports Charities. Here is more information to get tickets. I wasn’t there for those, but those who have been there say it’s a lot of fun, with the goods and the competitions and concessions and all that jazz.
For Game 2 tomorrow, a free viewing party will be hosted once again by Avalanche outside, at Tivoli – right across the street from the Ball Arena. At 4:15 there will also be a concert for someone named Grey’s. More information on that here.
I expect Team Lightning more physically for Game 2. They’ll try to hit Avs at every turn. The danger is the penalties. And an avalanche could put them away early in the power play. But they have to convert.
Avs are 150 candidates to win Game 2, in SuperBook Colorado. Make sure to check their odds before games as well.
Jared Bednar on the authority of Nazim Qadri: “It is getting better.”
Bednar: “For me, that’s just narrowing down our focus.” Also, Bednar on Kuemper, “For me, I think he did a great job for us. In terms of the goals we gave in, we had big crashes in front of him. Could he come up with one? Yes maybe. But, given that he hasn’t played since May 31, I thought He did a really great job for us and looked really sharp in practice today.”
Cal Makar had no shots at the net in the first game, but seven shots were blocked.
Avalanche-Lightning Resale Ticket Prices Break Records.
The view from Tampa: They didn’t panic at all (Tampa Bay Times)