Colorado Avalanche win first Stanley Cup since 2001 with comeback victory in Game 6

Colorado Avalanche win first Stanley Cup since 2001 with comeback victory in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. -The Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup champions for the first time since 2001 after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the Cup Final on Sunday. Artturi Lehkonen scored the Avalanche’s game winner in the second period. Darcy Kuemper registered 22 saves in the victory. Tampa Bay was making its … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

2022 Stanley Cup Final – What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

The Stanley Cup was in the building. The fans were buzzing. The Colorado Avalanche were on the precipice of a third championship. Then the game started, and the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed the resilience that has carried them to back-to-back Cups, and on to Game 6 in their quest for a three-peat. Their 3-2 win … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning -Colorado Avalanche Game 5

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning -Colorado Avalanche Game 5

The Stanley Cup is in the building. The Colorado Avalanche leads the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. The Avs could close out the series and keep the Cup in the building in Friday’s Game 5. Game 4, which ended in a 3-2 Colorado overtime win, did not come without controversy. Video replay … Read more

Trotz tells NHL.com why he won’t coach next season

Trotz tells NHL.com why he won’t coach next season

Barry Trotz will not coach in the NHL next season, saying he’s certain he’s not in a position to give the time and commitment required to do any job to his standard. In an exclusive interview with NHL.com on Friday, the 59-year-old said he wrestled long and hard with the decision about taking another job … Read more

3 Keys: Lightning and Avalanche, Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

3 Keys: Lightning and Avalanche, Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

(3A) Lightning and (1C) Avalanche 8 pm ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS Colorado leads best-of-7 series 3-1 The Colorado Avalanche can win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001 with a victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Ball Arena in Denver on Friday. … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Can the Avs clinch on home ice? Previewing what could be a deciding Game 5

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Can the Avs clinch on home ice?  Previewing what could be a deciding Game 5

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The 2022 Stanley Cup Final could be decided Friday night in Denver, with the Colorado Avalanche holding a 3-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who needs to step up for the Lightning to force the series back to Tampa? Who is the Conn Smythe favorite? Will the Avs lift … Read more

LeBrun: Nazem Kadri waits, then celebrates, and Patrick Kane knows the feeling

LeBrun: Nazem Kadri waits, then celebrates, and Patrick Kane knows the feeling

TAMPA, Fla. – The puck went in. Then came the delayed reaction. Then came Patrick Kane’s phone blowing up. Yup, the same feeling in the arena, 12 years later. I was there for both goals. Kane’s Cup-clinching, overtime goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in Philadelphia in June 2010 took a few moments to register, and … Read more

Too many men? Stanley Cup Final gets a dose of controversy with disputed Avalanche OT goal

Too many men?  Stanley Cup Final gets a dose of controversy with disputed Avalanche OT goal

TAMPA, Fla. – If it was an illegal line change, it wasn’t the first one a team has gotten away with in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In fact, many will remember that the Tampa Bay Lightning themselves got away with one last year. But an emotional Jon Cooper, coach of the Lightning, made Wednesday night’s … Read more