Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche Stanley Cup handoff goes from Landeskog to Erik Johnson

“‘Gabe’ was telling me the last couple of years, ‘When we win it, you’re getting it first,’” the Avalanche defenseman said. “If that doesn’t give you the motivation to get it done, I don’t know what it does. Just a super, humbling gratifying feeling. I mean, it’s amazing.” Johnson was the first Avalanche player to …

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Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA — As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honored. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Cale Makar could never even have imagined. Not only …

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Kuemper will start for Avalanche in Game 6 of Cup Final against Lightning

DENVER — Darcy Kuember The Colorado Avalanche has gotten this far, and they’re confident the goalie can help them hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time in more than 20 years. Kuemper will start against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sunday …

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Lightning resolute facing elimination again in Game 6 of Cup Final

DENVER — The Tampa Bay Lightning boarded their flight home Saturday, undoubtedly weary from another long grind during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but grateful they have at least one more game to play, and hopefully another after that. The Lightning will face elimination for the fourth time this postseason in Game 6 of the Stanley …

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Avalanche confident hitting road for chance to win Stanley Cup in Game 6

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche’s frustrations at not closing out the Stanley Cup Final on home ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday was somewhat tempered by one fact: They’re great on the road. The Avalanche are 8-1 away from Ball Arena this postseason, and they’ll look for their biggest road win of the …

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Iginla watching, rooting for Avalanche to win Cup against Lightning

DENVER — Jarome Iginla said he’s not someone who’s usually glued to the TV watching the Stanley Cup Final. “I always have a hard time watching the Final,” the Hockey Hall of Fame forward said. “It’s just one of those, I don’t know why, it’s almost hard to watch.” But Iginla said he’ll be watching …

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

TAMPA — Cale 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 …

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