Avs take 2-0 series lead after historic rout of Lightning (2:20)

The biggest win in a Stanley Cup Final was by the Avs, who blanked the Lightning. The time is 3:20.

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The loss to Colorado in the second game of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night was the most one-sided playoff defeat in franchise history.

The defenseman said that they lost the game, not the series.

The biggest losses of the playoffs were by five goals. The second largest margin of victory in a Stanley Cup Final win in NHL history was by Colorado.

Steven Stamkos wondered if he was shocked by the seven-zip loss. I don't think we anticipated that.

The margin of defeat is not acceptable, especially at this time of year, and some might have the Stanley Cup champion counted out in the series because of it.

He said that people are going to be watching the game and think the series is over. We are a very strong group. We were in this position a long time ago. It is a loss in the playoffs regardless of the score. As a team, we need to man up. Let's go back to our homes and see what our fans make of us.

The final margin of defeat wasn't the only thing that embarrassed the Lightning. They vowed to have a better start than they did in the first game of the series. The Lightning were down 2-0 in the second game of the series.

The game began with a hooking penalty on Ryan McDonagh that led to a Colorado power play goal.

It was an undisciplined penalty by me. It's never a good idea to give a team a power play in the beginning. They got odd-man looks when we lost our coverage. You are flirting with disaster when you do that. It was not a good time to start.

The Lightning said they would have a better Game 2 because they had devised ways to slow down the Colorado skaters. Neither did they.

Stamkos said that they had a game plan and were trying to slow them down. We got away from it a little bit at times. The mistakes that we've made need a great team to realize. I am confident that this group will have a better effort.

The Avs had a 60-28 shot attempt advantage in the second game of the series.

"When we start turning the puck over and giving them chances that's when the game kind of swayed," said forward Nick Paul. We need to get shots on the net. There were not enough shots this evening. If you don't get any shots, we can't score.

One of the best teams in the NHL made adjustments in the second game of a series. They had a 9-2 record in the second games of the series. The reason for that was the performance of the goalie, who had a.938 save percentage. All seven goals were scored in the second game. Jon Cooper said he didn't consider pulling his goalie.

Cooper said that they were here to win hockey games. Vasy gives us the best chance to win the game. He's the best goalie in the world and we win. I don't think he'd come out.

They didn't play well enough in front of Vasilevskiy.

Stamkos left him out to dry. He's been our leader for a long time. We owe it to him to play better. Does this affect him tonight?

The series moves to Florida for the next two games. The New York Rangers took a 2-0 lead over the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. According to Cooper, he saw signs that the team was turning the corner in the second game. Cooper was surprised by the lack of resistance from his team in the second game of the series.

He said that the game got away from them early and that they pushed back for years. We did not tonight. It will probably be a short one if this becomes a common theme. The guys are in the room. Is it bad to lose a game like that? It's for certain. It's not something we're used to. It's not something that happens to us. Is it going to happen at some point? It is. You're just hoping that doesn't happen.