The puck drops on the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday evening, and the NHL DFS Showdown slate gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning check in as +160 dogs to win it again. The Colorado Avalanche will host Game 1 at Ball Arena, and they’re -180 favorites to hoist Lord Stanley.


The Avs haven’t played since June 6th, but they’re -154 favorites to win Game 1. The Lightning are +140 and the total sits at 6. What can we expect from a team after eight days of rest? Will there be rust or will they be fresh after a lengthy layoff? It’s a question many in the NHL DFS and NHL Betting community wonder but there’s really no way of knowing. 

Colorado had seven days of rest between Round 1 and...

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