Lightning may be running out of gas vs fresher Avalanche

  • Players from the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning fight during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Denver. Among the players are Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) and Anthony Cirelli (71) and Avalanche's Artturi Lehkonen. (AP Photo/John Locher)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) looks up after a fight during the third period in Game 2 of the team’s NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche, Saturday, in Denver. (AP Photo/John Locher)

DENVER — It’s no secret Tampa Bay has played more hockey over the past two years than any other team in the NHL.