How the Avalanche won Game 2

How the Avalanche won Game 2

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche walloped the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday

to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the two-time defending Cup champions

It was a performance so good that even Avalanche coach Jared Bednar had no real notes on how to improve.

"It was certainly as close to perfect of a game as you can get from your players,"

Bednar said. "Coming out of Game 1 we were dangerous offensively, but I thought there was another step for our group. We evaluated that

we showed them some things and they did a nice job. And on the defensive side we were way better tonight. It wasn't even close

I thought we made some big mistakes that led to goals against in Game 1. We got better in those areas, amongst others."

It's no small feat to ring up seven goals on an all-world netminder like Andrei Vasilevskiy either

But Colorado had his number from the get-go.

Valeri Nichushkin had the Avalanche rolling early in the first period with a power-play goal

and then Josh Manson followed up with a one-timer past Vasilevskiy off the rush.

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