After accumulating 18 points in 59 games for the Ottawa jersey, Paul scored 14 points in 21 tennis seasons with Elvaning. In the first round against Toronto, Paul scored just two goals for Tampa Bay in Game 7 to oust his home team.
“Confidence,” Paul said when asked what he noticed when he arrived. “And just do whatever it takes.”
Riding on a vague nomenclature that accompanies playoff injuries – for example, dysentery can only be classified as a disease of the lower body – Paul said he felt “pins” after avalanche guard Josh Manson struck a chord with his “ridiculous”. Bone “, which is quite a euphemism for the right knee. The sensation that erupted made the act of sliding less awkward than extravagance. But it was reduced enough that he, in his first shift, took a pass from Ross Colton in the second period in 86 seconds and sent Colorado goalkeeper Darcy Quemper a free kick.
“You see some plays coming your way and suddenly you get on your feet,” Stamkos said. “It’s as if you feel lighter there.”
In the next 10 minutes, two more lightning goals followed, Queemper was sent off on the bench and now it is Colorado’s turn to rest and recalculate. This avalanche team, in a sense, causes newborn lightning – loaded with speed and skills, but not yet having championship validation.
Last season, after scoring the most points in the NHL, Colorado won its first two second-round games against Vega by a 10-3 margin. Then he lost the next four. In the first two games of this final, Colorado beat Tampa Bay 11-3. Now, with his aura of invincibility tilted and the goalkeeper’s messy situation, which goes into Game 4 on Wednesday night, the avalanche will try to prevent a similar melting.
“We will be back,” said avalanche captain Gabriel Landescog, “and we will be fine.”
ᲨIt is possible. Maybe not. The Rangers, after showing the same faith in the Eastern Conference finals, scored all five goals in four consecutive losses. The avalanche is a stronger opponent, but the lightning remains as it was. Champions once, twice and, in addition to unpleasant oscillations, real and pristine with their dynastic aspirations.