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Lightning confident they're set up for continued success

Jun. 28, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Final, two championships and a strong — though ultimately unsuccessful — bid for a third. Any way you list the accomplishments, it’s been quite a run for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who feel they are nowhere close to...

Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades

Jun. 27, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a copycat league known for following the Stanley Cup champions, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog paused when asked what other teams could do to emulate their success. With a grin, Landeskog replied: “Find a Cale Makar somewhere.” ...

MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Jun. 27, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano shouted at Nathan MacKinnon in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup celebration. “87!” he bellowed. It was a reference to the final two numbers of MacKinnon’s hotel room, which Colorado’s star forward thought...

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Jun. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway...

Daly hands Stanley Cup to Avalanche in Bettman's absence

Jun. 27, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on Friday night because Commissioner Gary Bettman was sidelined by the coronavirus. Bettman recently tested positive and was unable to produce enough...

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

Jun. 27, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “It’s surreal to me,” Makar said. “You grow up, you see that as a kid, you...

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

Jun. 27, 2022 00:28 AM 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...

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...

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Jun. 27, 2022 00:19 AM 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...

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.