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Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are in a due or die spot. Can he get the job in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final?
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Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prop Pick: Backing Steven Stamkos in Game 5

This could be the final game of the NHL season, so we need to have multiple bets in this game. We already have the Avs -1, as we talked about earlier, but I wanted to add a prop for us to make this game more fun. Tampa will be fighting for their lives tonight, and they need all hands on deck to shift this series back to the sunshine state.

If Tampa can come in tonight and steal this game, then the plot thickens. Tampa has been a great home team, and the pressure would all be on the Avs going into game six. The Avs will do everything in their power to prevent a game six and take care of the series tonight in front of their fans. They look like they are going to win the series, but as we know with hockey, anything can happen on any night.

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: June 24, 2022

Time: 8:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: ABC, ESPN+

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Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction

I am going to take a prop that is centered around the Lighting captain Steven Stamkos. Stamkos has been one of the most successful players that we have seen in the league in the last decade. Not just for his personal accomplishments but most notably for leading this Tampa team to back-to-back Stanley Cups.

He is everything you want in a captain and has done an outstanding job leading this team. Tonight all we need from him is a point. Whether that is a goal or an assist, it does not matter. We must see his name on the score sheet when the night is over. I expect him to be ultra-aggressive and see more ice time than usual in a do-or-die game. If Tampa can get on the power play, I think we cash this in with ease. Their power play is one of the best in the NHL, and he is involved in a lot of the goals that they score. Let’s cash this prop tonight and close the season strong! 

Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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