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

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Talking hockey, 'Mighty Ducks' and more with SNL's Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson has unusual hockey roots for a celebrity NHL fan. Before he was an Emmy Award-winning sketch comedian on “Saturday Night Live,” he was a Mighty Duck. Thompson, who is hosting the NHL Awards for the second time on Tuesday night at 7 ET in Tampa, Florida, played Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty … 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

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

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

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

Avalanche chasing Stanley Cup greatness, but don’t write off Lightning

Avalanche chasing Stanley Cup greatness, but don't write off Lightning

DENVER– They’re chasing greatness. They’ve got a shot to do something that hasn’t been done since a legendary team did it in the 1980s. No, not the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are trying to become the first team to win three straight Stanley Cup championships since the New York Islanders won four in a row … Read more