2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning denied three-peat by Colorado Avalanche but adamant ‘it’s not the end of our run’

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning fell short of the first Stanley Cup three-peat since 1983 — but they don’t believe their dynasty has crumbled. “Who said we’re done? This core is here. We’ve battled. We’ve been through everything you can think of and, for the most part, we’ve found a way to come … Read more

Colorado Avalanche win first Stanley Cup since 2001 with comeback victory in Game 6

TAMPA, Fla. — The Colorado Avalanche are Stanley Cup champions for the first time since 2001 after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the Cup Final on Sunday. Artturi Lehkonen scored the Avalanche’s game winner in the second period. Darcy Kuemper registered 22 saves in the victory. Tampa Bay was making … Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point to miss fourth straight Stanley Cup Final game

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he expects to go with the same lineup in Game 6 that he used in Game 5, meaning center Brayden Point will miss his fourth straight game of the Stanley Cup Final. Point skated with the team again ahead of Sunday night’s Game 6 in … Read more

Game 6 Watch Party on the Tivoli Quad canceled; fans breach fence Friday

DENVER — As the Avs move to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, fans will not have space at the Tivoli Quad to cheer on their home team Sunday after organizers canceled the official watch party Saturday. The Tivoli Quad on the Auraria Campus has hosted a watch party every night of the Stanley … Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ondrej Palat plays hero again in Game 5 win over Colorado Avalanche

DENVER — If the Tampa Bay Lightning need a clutch goal in the third period during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ondrej Palat is the one scoring it. Palat tallied the game-winning goal at 13:38 of the third period Friday night, allowing the Lightning to avoid elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

The Stanley Cup was in the building. The fans were buzzing. The Colorado Avalanche were on the precipice of a third championship. Then the game started, and the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed the resilience that has carried them to back-to-back Cups, and on to Game 6 in their quest for a three-peat. Their 3-2 win … Read more

Key tripping call that flipped Game 5 ‘a tough one’, says Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar

DENVER — Colorado coach Jared Bednar wasn’t happy about a controversial penalty call in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday that helped determine the Avalanche’s fate in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay. Bednar’s team led the series 3-1 entering Game 5 with a chance to hoist the Cup on home ice. … Read more

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