Stanley Cup Playoffs

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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Brady among Tampa Bay sports stars to wish Lightning luck in Game 2

Brady among Tampa Bay sports stars to wish Lightning luck in Game 2

Tom Brady led a parade of sports stars with Tampa ties in wishing the Tampa Bay Lightning luck before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. “Let’s do this Lightning,” Brady says in the video shared by the Lightning on social media Saturday. “Bring home the Cup! Let’s go!” Tweet from @TBLightning: Some special fans …

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Lightning defeat Rangers in Game 6, advance to third straight Cup Final

Lightning defeat Rangers in Game 6, advance to third straight Cup Final

TAMPA– The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to their third consecutive Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win against the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Saturday. Tampa Bay won the best-of-7 series 4-2 and will play the Colorado Avalanche in the Cup Final. Game 1 is …

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Avalanche excited for challenge against Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche excited for challenge against Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

DENVER– The Colorado Avalanche couldn’t ask for a better opponent than the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final, in a sense. “To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best, and these guys are defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, so we’re excited,” captain Gabriel Landeskog said Sunday. “It’ll be a good matchup.” …

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Makar enters Final showing attributes to be truly great with Avalanche

Makar enters Final showing attributes to be truly great with Avalanche

But Carvel, the coach at the University of Massachusetts, had a suggestion. “I said, ‘I don’t know anyone else in this draft, but you need to take Hold Makar first overall,’” Carvel said. “Just kind of joking. And he said, ‘Carvey,’ if I do that, he’ll never get to UMass. I said, ‘OK, don’t take …

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Avalanche face tough task against Lightning in Cup Final after long wait

Avalanche face tough task against Lightning in Cup Final after long wait

The former NHL forward was playing for the 2006 Edmonton Oilers, who went nine days between defeating the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the Western Conference Final on May 27 and Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Carolina Hurricanes on June 5. “It’s not easy, because you’re sitting there, and you’ve got …

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2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Avalanche-Lightning Stanley Cup Final preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Avalanche-Lightning Stanley Cup Final preview

Colorado Avalanche (1C) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (3A) Avalanche: 56-19-7, 119 points Lightning: 51-23-8, 110 points Season series: COLL 2-0; TBL 0-1-1 Game 1: Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN+, ABC, SN, CBC, TVAS) The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to win the Stanley Cup for a third consecutive season when they play the Colorado Avalanche …

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Kucherov continues to elevate play at most important time for Lightning

Kucherov continues to elevate play at most important time for Lightning

“It means a lot,” Kucherov said. “Not many teams have done that before, and to be one of them is huge. We’re really happy with the result, but we still have more important games ahead.” This was not the boisterous, almost-defiant Kucherov who was shirtless at the podium after the Lightning repeated as Stanley Cup …

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Unmasked: Avalanche goalies managing long break before start of Cup Final

Unmasked: Avalanche goalies managing long break before start of Cup Final

While a lot of the focus surrounding the Colorado Avalanche is on whether Darcy Kuemper gold Pavel Francouz starts Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the bigger challenge may be making sure each goalie is ready after a long layoff. The Avalanche will have eight days off after sweeping the Edmonton Oilers in the …

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Kadri, Cogliano could play for Avalanche in Stanley Cup Final

Kadri, Cogliano could play for Avalanche in Stanley Cup Final

DENVER — Nazem Kadri and Andrew Cogliano could play for the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning starting Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ABC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The forwards are back on the ice after each had surgery for a hand injury sustained during the Western Conference Final against …

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