How Avalanche won Stanley Cup

The Avalanche entered the postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Central Division and had the best record in the Western Conference during the regular season (56-19-7). They swept the Nashville Predators in the first round, defeated the St. Louis Blues in six games in the second round and swept the Edmonton Oilers in … Read more

3 Keys: Avalanche at Lightning, Game 6 of Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche (1C) at Lightning (3A) 8 pm ET; ABC, ESPN +, CBC, SN, TVAS Colorado leads best-of-7 series 3-2 The Colorado Avalanche will have their second chance to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001 when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie … Read more

The Tampa Bay Lighting’s Reign of Terror Won’t be Forgotten

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports TAMPA – The NHL has only had a few dynasties in its over 100-year lifespan. The Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders managed to do it essentially back-to-back, but we haven’t seen a major level of hockey dominance in so long. So when the Tampa Bay Lightning made the … Read more

Lightning lose Stanley Cup Final, past deep playoff runs among reasons

The Tampa Bay Lightning were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Colorado Avalanche, losing 2-1 in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final on Sunday. The Lightning came up two short victories in their bid to become the first team to win the Stanley Cup in three consecutive seasons since the New … Read more

Avalanche fans celebrate Stanley Cup win at Ball Arena watch party

DENVER – Most of the capacity crowd inside Ball Arena was on its feet chanting “We want the Cup” with three minutes left in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, their eyes affixed to the massive video screen above center ice. When the clock expired and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa … Read more

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as a playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA – As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Cale Makar could never even have imagined. Not only … Read more

Avalanche Stanley Cup handoff goes from Landeskog to Erik Johnson

TAMPA – Eric Johnson was the first Colorado Avalanche player to receive the Stanley Cup from captain Gabriel Landeskog after they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Sunday. The Avalanche won the Cup for the first time since 2001. With NHL Commissioner Gary … Read more

Best sights and sounds from Game 6 between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning

The two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning staved off elimination against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5, largely due to late-game heroics from Ondrej Palat. Palat’s go-ahead goal saved Tampa Bay’s season with 6:22 remaining in regulation as the Lightning escaped Colorado with a 3-2 win. Now, the series is back on the Bolts’ home … Read more

Inside the NHL: Ex-Sabres captain Chris Drury is in good company as a finalist for GM of the Year | Buffalo Sabres News

TAMPA – It was after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last month in Carolina and Chris Drury was headed to the New York Rangers’ locker room to celebrate. When he entered the dressing room, Drury soon saw forward Andrew Copp, one of his top trade deadline acquisitions. Copp couldn’t resist getting in a … Read more

Inside the NHL: Ex-Sabres captain Chris Drury is in good company as a finalist for GM of the Year | Buffalo Sabres News

TAMPA – It was after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last month in Carolina and Chris Drury was headed to the New York Rangers’ locker room to celebrate. When he entered the dressing room, Drury soon saw forward Andrew Copp, one of his top trade deadline acquisitions. Copp couldn’t resist getting in a … Read more