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

Perry, Paul among key additions stepping up for Lightning in Cup Final

Perry, Paul among key additions stepping up for Lightning in Cup Final

Yet, the Lightning are in the Stanley Cup Final again with an opportunity to even the best-of-7 series against the Colorado Avalanche with a victory in Game 4 at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (8 pm ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN , VAT). This hasn’t happened by chance. Nicholas Paul and Corey Perrytwo of the forwards … 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

Charles Barkley roasts Jayson Tatum during Stanley Cup Final broadcast

Charles Barkley roasts Jayson Tatum during Stanley Cup Final broadcast

Charles Barkley was on ESPN’s Stanley Cup Final broadcast for only a few minutes, but he had more than enough time to roast Jayson Tatum before he left. Barkley joined ESPN’s halftime show to discuss Ondrej Palat’s incredible goal for the Lightning in the first period of Monday night’s Game 3, among other things. During … 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

Manson eyes Stanley Cup with Avalanche in Final after father came close

Manson eyes Stanley Cup with Avalanche in Final after father came close

“Oh, I didn’t even think about [Father’s Day],” Josh, a Colorado Avalanche defenseman, said last week. “The focus has been on everything else. I’m sure we’ll be spending some good time together soon and we’ll want to make it special.” Josh and the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the … Read more

Helm relishes opportunity with Avalanche in 2022 Stanley Cup Final

Helm relishes opportunity with Avalanche in 2022 Stanley Cup Final

DENVER– Fourteen years. That’s how long it’s been since Darren Helm has held the Stanley Cup over his head. He was 21 years old when the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the 2008 Stanley Cup Final at Mellon Arena, 25 games into his NHL career. Now he’s 35. Mellon … Read more

Avalanche focused on repeat performance in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche focused on repeat performance in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

DENVER– The Colorado Avalanche have a simple goal for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final: replicate how they played in a 7-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 on Saturday. “I was really impressed with our team’s performance last night,” coach Jared Bednar said before the Avalanche departed for Florida. “I … Read more