Avalanche Try To Ignore Being Favored In Final Vs. Lightning

The Colorado Avalanche are favorites to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. They’re not trying to think about that.

One of Colorado’s few players who have won the Cup says the team is focusing on its recipe for success and not the outside noise. Andre Burakovsky says the Avalanche have what it takes to win the franchise’s first title since 2001.

The two-time defending champion Lightning are their biggest challenge yet. And Colorado will need to shake off the rust from more than a week between games to live up to big expectations against Tampa Bay.