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2022 Stanley Cup Final: The 10 most pivotal players in the Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning series

The Stanley Cup Final is determined by more than star players. It's also about star turns. The ones we expect, and often the ones we don't.

The Tampa Bay Lightning know that better than anyone. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions are back in the Final for a third straight season, facing a red-hot Colorado Avalanche team that hasn't appeared in a Final since 2001.

Both sides are stacked with big-name, big-time players who will play a critical role in the series outcome. There are also valuable secondary contributors in each lineup, the X factor guys who may lack for flash but have a key role in supporting what their team does best.