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How Do The Avalanche Stack Up Against The Remaining Eastern Conference Teams?

DENVER (CBS4) - The Colorado Avalanche are just days away from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, and while we still don't know the date of the game or who they'll play, we can take a look at how they stacked up against both remaining Eastern Conference teams this regular season.

Colorado Avalanche v Edmonton Oilers
EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 6: Players of the Colorado Avalanche pose with Bill Daly and the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after winning Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers on June 6, 2022 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

New York Rangers
The Avs faced the New York Rangers twice this season back in December 2021. The Avs won both those games, 7-3 in the first matchup in New York and 4-2 in the second at Ball Arena. Neither goalies Pavel Francouz or Igor Shesterkin played in either of those games. .

New York Rangers v Colorado Avalanche
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 14: Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev #40 of the New York Rangers makes a save against J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on December 14, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

So how do the Avs lines match up with the Rangers lines? Here's a breakdown of the regular season stats, using pairings in Game 4 of each Conference Final.

Forwards
C Nathan MacKinnon (COL) - 88 points, 32 goals, 56 assists, +22 +/- in 65 games played
C Mika Zibanejad (NYR) - 81 points, 29 goals, 52 assists, +30 +/- in 81 games played
RW Mikko Rantanen (COL) - 92 points, 36 goals, 56 assists, +35 +/- in 75 games played
RW Frank Vatrano (NYR) - 13 points, 8 goals, 5 assists, +6 +/- in 13 games played
LW Gabriel Landeskog (COL) - 59 points, 30 goals, 29 assists, +27 +/- in 51 games played
LW Chris Kreider (NYR) - 77 points, 52 goals, 25 assists, +19 +/- in 81 games played

Defensemen
D Cale Makar (COL) - 86 points, 28 goals, 58 assists, +48 +/- in 77 games played
D Ke'Andre Miller (NYR) - 20 points, 7 goals, 13 assists, +20 +/- in 82 games played
D Devon Toews (COL) - 57 points, 13 goals, 44 assists, +52 +/- in 66 games played
D Jacob Trouba (NYR) - 39 points, 11 goals, 28 assists, +25 +/- in 81 games played

Goalies
G Pavel Francouz (COL) - 18-15, .916 save pct. in 21 games played
G Igor Shesterkin (NYR) - 36-13, .935 save pct. in 53 games played

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Avs played the Lightning twice in the 2021-2022 regular season, sweeping the season series. The first game was on October 23rd, 2021, where Colorado won 4-3 in a shootout. Pavel Francouz did not play in either game, but the Avs did face and beat Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy in both games. The second game came on February 10th, where the Avs won 3-2 in regulation.

Ryan McDonagh
Ryan McDonagh of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on February 10, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

So how do the Avs lines match up with the Lightning lines? Here's a breakdown of the regular season stats, using pairings in Game 4 of each Conference Final.

Forwards
C Nathan MacKinnon (COL) - 88 points, 32 goals, 56 assists, +22 +/- in 65 games played
C Ross Colton (TBL) - 39 points, 22 goals, 17 assists, +4 +/- in 79 games played
RW Mikko Rantanen (COL) - 92 points, 36 goals, 56 assists, +35 +/- in 75 games played
RW Corey Perry (TBL) - 40 points, 19 goals, 21 assists, +9 +/- in 82 games played
LW Gabriel Landeskog (COL) - 59 points, 30 goals, 29 assists, +27 +/- in 51 games played
LW Nick Paul (TBL) - 14 points, 5 goals, 9 assists, +4 +/- in 21 games played

Defenseman
D Cale Makar (COL) - 86 points, 28 goals, 58 assists, +48 +/- in 77 games played
D Victor Hedman (TBL) - 85 points, 20 goals, 65 assists, +21 +/- in 82 games played
D Devon Toews (COL) - 57 points, 13 goals, 44 assists, +52 +/- in 66 games played
D Jan Rutta (TBL) - 18 points, 3 goals, 15 assists, +25 +/- in 25 games played

Goalies
G Pavel Francouz (COL) - 18-15, .916 save pct. in 21 games played
G Andre Vasilevskiy (TBL) - 39-18, .916 save pct. in 63 games played

The time, date, and opponent for the 2022 Stanley Cup Final have not yet been determined. You can catch comprehensive reporting on CBS4 News at 10 each night after every game, and up-to-the-minute coverage and analysis on CBSDenver.com and CBS News Colorado, our 24-hour streaming channel.

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