2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

The Stanley Cup is in the building. The Colorado Avalanche lead the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. The Avs could close out the series and keep the Cup in the building in Friday’s Game 5. Game 4, which ended in a 3-2 Colorado overtime win, did not come without controversy. Video replay … Read more

3 Keys: Lightning at Avalanche, Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final

(3A) Lightning at (1C) Avalanche 8 pm ET; ABC, ESPN +, CBC, SN, TVAS Colorado leads best-of-7 series 3-1 The Colorado Avalanche can win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001 with a victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Ball Arena in Denver on … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Can the Avs clinch on home ice? Previewing what could be a deciding Game 5

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The 2022 Stanley Cup Final could be decided Friday night in Denver, with the Colorado Avalanche holding a 3-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who needs to step up for the Lightning to force the series back to Tampa? Who is the Conn Smythe favorite? Will the Avs lift … Read more

LeBrun: Nazem Kadri waits, then celebrates, and Patrick Kane knows the feeling

TAMPA, Fla. – The puck went in. Then came the delayed reaction. Then came Patrick Kane’s phone blowing up. Yup, the same feeling in the arena, 12 years later. I was there for both goals. Kane’s Cup-clinching, overtime goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in Philadelphia in June 2010 took a few moments to register, and … Read more

Too many men? Stanley Cup Final gets a dose of controversy with disputed Avalanche OT goal

TAMPA, Fla. – If it was an illegal line change, it wasn’t the first one a team has gotten away with in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In fact, many will remember that the Tampa Bay Lightning themselves got away with one last year. But an emotional Jon Cooper, coach of the Lightning, made Wednesday night’s … Read more

Nazem Kadri returns from thumb injury to score game-winning OT goal, Colorado Avalanche need 1 win to clinch Stanley Cup

TAMPA, Fla. – Nazem Kadri knows how to make an entrance. Colorado’s top-flight forward returned to the lineup following thumb surgery in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay on Wednesday and scored the overtime game-winner that gave the Avalanche a 3-2 win, and a 3-1 series lead. Now Colorado has a … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown from Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4

The Tampa Bay Lightning showed some life in Game 3 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. After getting blown out in Game 2, Tampa got goals from six different scorers in a 6-2 win. After allowing 11 goals in the first two games, Andrei Vasilevskiy was back in form … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – How Nathan MacKinnon can pull out of a scoring drought

TAMPA, Fla. – It took Nathan MacKinnon years to reach this place. And we’re not just talking about the Stanley Cup Final. The Colorado Avalanche superstar is mired in a mini scoring drought, with zero goals and two assists through three Cup Final games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was held off the scoresheet … Read more

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

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 face 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