Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay are gold-medal hypocrites

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay are gold-medal hypocrites

If Devon Toews is dangerous, Corey Perry is malignant. Or is it hockey etiquette when a player is helplessly sprawled out on the ice, the way JT Compher was in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, to put your full weight on the sprawled player’s leglike the footstool at a library, while digging your … Read more

Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

Makar 'honored' to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

TAMPA– Hold Makar said he appreciated winning the Norris Trophy, given annually to the top defenseman in the NHL, at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. But winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche remains the ultimate goal. The Avalanche have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Tampa Bay Lightning heading … Read more

Colorado Avalanche pull Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final, noncommittal on goalie’s status for Game 4 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Colorado Avalanche pull Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final, noncommittal on goalie's status for Game 4 vs.  Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. — The Colorado Avalanche faced a critical decision in the crease after starter Darcy Kuemper was pulled from a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. Kuemper allowed five goals on 22 shots before getting the hook midway through the second period. … Read more

Lehkonen making father proud with his drive toward winning Stanley Cup

Lehkonen making father proud with his drive toward winning Stanley Cup

He watched his son, Artturi Lehkonenscore a goal for the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. And the 60-year-old coach and mentor, who’s covering the Final for YLE television network from Finland, continues to watch Artturi represent the newest generation of … Read more

Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

The back-to-back Stanley Cup champions had been overwhelmed in a 7-0 loss in Game 2 at Ball Arena in Denver on Saturday, and they were down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. “That showing last game didn’t sit well with anyone in that locker room,” forward Anthony Cirelli said. “We knew we had to come out … Read more

Avalanche’s Valeri Nichushkin is having himself a playoffs — and earning himself a payday

Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin is having himself a playoffs — and earning himself a payday

DENVER — Ask his coach, Jared Bednar, and Valeri Nichushkin is “built for this time of year.” Ask his teammates, like Cale Makar, and Nichushkin is a “train for us,” the “full package.” Josh Manson calls him “amazing.” Andrew Cogliano calls him “an absolute horse.” Colorado Avalanche players and coaches have long known how valuable … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

2022 Stanley Cup Final - How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

TAMPA, Fla. — What a difference 48 hours and a venue change makes. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final — and coming off a 7-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche that felt even more lopsided than that score — the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home and threw an epic counterpunch, skating … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 3

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 3

The reigning Stanley Cup champions might have been on the ropes. But the Tampa Bay Lightning, winners of consecutive titles, returned home and cut their two-game deficit down to one, defeating the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 in Monday’s Game 3. It wasn’t just the two-game deficit in the Stanley Cup Final that had Lightning fans concerned, … Read more

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 live blog: Avalanche vs. Lightning

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 live blog: Avalanche vs.  Lightning

8:55 p.m. ET We have a Goal of the Final — and maybe Goal of the Season — candidate from Anthony Cirelli, who just lit this place up with an unbelievable power-play goal at 13:03. He got around the Avalanche defensemen, skated it in on goalie Darcy Kuemper, and somehow slide it through his pads. … Read more

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

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

Avalanche (1C) and Lightning (3A) 8 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS Colorado leads best-of-7 series 2-0 The Tampa Bay Lightning know they’ll need more than a boost from their home crowd in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena on Monday. After losing the first two … Read more