The Colorado Avalanche and Ball Arena hosted its first Stanley Cup Final game in 21 years. The back-to-back defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning made their way back to Denver for the first time since February 10 of this year.
Andre Burakovsky, who helped beat Tampa Bay in a Game 7 against Tampa Bay for the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference final four years ago, scored the game-winner in overtime. The Avs almost blew a 3-1 second-period lead, but held on. Game 2 is Saturday night at the Ball.