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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 …

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Kenan Thompson looking forward to hosting 2022 NHL Awards again

Kenan Thompson looking forward to hosting 2022 NHL Awards again

Kenan Thompson said he is looking forward to hosting the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday, three years after he hosted the last live edition of the event prior to the coronavirus pandemic. The Emmy-award winning actor and comedian will be front and center at Armature Works in Tampa (7 pm ET; ESPN, SN, TVAS) to …

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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 …

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Point game-time decision for Lightning against Avalanche in Game 3

Point game-time decision for Lightning against Avalanche in Game 3

TAMPA– Brayden Point is a game-time decision for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. The forward had missed 10 games after sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 14, but …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Burakovsky uncertain for Avalanche in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

Burakovsky uncertain for Avalanche in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

DENVER– Andre Burakovsky‘s status is uncertain for the Colorado Avalanche for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. Burakovsky was hit in the hand by a shot from Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman early in the second period of Colorado’s 7-0 win in Game 2 on Saturday and did …

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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 …

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Meet the Avalanche fan who got banned for spreading his friend’s ashes on Ball Arena ice. With no regrets.

Meet the Avalanche fan who got banned for spreading his friend's ashes on Ball Arena ice.  With no regrets.

Ryan Clark can live with being banned from Avalanche home games right now. Because, dang it, The Lord and Cale Makar as his witnesses, he’d do it again. Stanley Cup and all. In a heartbeat. “I told myself at the time, ‘This is gonna (stink) if they make the playoffs,’” Clark laughed from his home …

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