Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Western Conference

2022 Stanley Cup Colorado Sweep Edmonton to Reach The Final

The Colorado Avalanche have reached the 2022 Stanley Cup Final with an emphatic 4-0 series win over the Edmonton Oilers. Game Four was as close as it got with the Oilers taking it to OT before losing 6-5. The Oilers looked like avoiding the sweep in the second period which they dominated, but despite taking a 3-1 lead into the third, they ended up having to rely on a late goal to take the game into OT.

The winning goal came 1.19 into OT when Finnish International Artturi Lehkonen knocked in a rebound. They will now face the winners of the Eastern Conference Final, in which the NY Rangers currently lead two times defending champions Tampa 2-1.

Western Conference Final Results

31st May Edmonton Oilers @ Colorado Avalanche 6–8
2nd June Edmonton Oilers @ Colorado Avalanche 0–4
4th June Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers 4–2
6th June Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers 6–5 OT

Highlights of the classic final game are below…

Crazy Fact

We all love a bit of trivia but this one will take some beating. Artturi Lehkonen who booked the Avalanche’s place in the final is no stranger to crucial goals. He also scored the winning goal in OT last season when the Montreal Canadians progressed to the final! It did take him a little longer in 2021 though with the winner coming in 1.39 in.

He will be hoping for a better result this time as the Canadians weres soundly beaten 4-1 by his potential opponents the Tampa bay Lightning.


Final Prediction

We are sticking with our preseason tip that the Avalanche will lift the trophy, however, their growing injury list is a concern!




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