Bolts strike back
June 21, 2022 - Just two days after a potentially demoralizing beating at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning came home and returned the favor. Returning to the friendly confines of Amalie Arena Monday night, the Bolts put on an offensive display that resulted in the Avalanche benching their goaltender midway through the 6-2 Tampa Bay victory. Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej Palat opened the scoring for the Lightning in the first period, followed by Nick Paul, Steven Stamkos, Pat Maroon and Corey Perry in the middle frame. Andrei Vasilevskiy played solid defense against the high-powered Colorado offense, with the two Avalanche goals coming on powerplays after Tampa Bay penalties. Now down 2-1 in the best-of-seven final, the Lighting will once again look to defend their home ice on Wednesday.