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Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Jun. 26, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon could not find the words. Gabriel Landeskog cracked a smile and a joke. After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a...

Avalanche D-man Cale Makar wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 26, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

Cale Makar has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after leading the Colorado Avalanche to their first Stanley Cup title since 2001 and third in franchise history. Makar is the second defenseman to win the award over the past three years. He follows Victor Hedman of the Tampa...

Defending champion Lightning's bid for 3-peat falls short

Jun. 26, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t relinquish their grip on the Stanley Cup without a fight. Andrei Vasilevskiy rejected shot after shot, keeping the two-time defending champions’ quest for a threepeat alive. In the end, another superb performance by the star...

Fastest 5 minutes in hockey: How speedy Avs won Stanley Cup

Jun. 26, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

Playing hockey on fast forward, the Colorado Avalanche blazed their way to the Stanley Cup championship with a mix of speed and high-end skill that needed only a defined focus to get over the top. There was never any denying a team featuring Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Gabriel...

Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6

Jun. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Colorado Avalanche win third Stanley Cup title, beating two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6.

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

Avalanche's Burakovsky a "possibility" to return for Game 6

Jun. 25, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The status of a couple of key players remains uncertain for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado coach Jared Bednar says there’s a chance Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky could return Sunday night following a three-game absence from the best-of-seven...

Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent

Jun. 25, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If this is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s certainly making it count. Soon he could be counting in the tens of millions of dollars on a new contract. A pending free agent with a knack for scoring big goals to...

Road test at Lightning stands between Avalanche, Stanley Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Josh Manson still had his bags half-packed from the Colorado Avalanche’s last time on the road, when they returned home with the chance to win the Stanley Cup. That didn’t happen, and now he and his teammates are confronted with Game 6 Sunday night against...

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It's heading back to Florida. The resilient Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating...