Tag: Colorado avalanche

  • What every NHL team should do in free agency

    NHL free agency officially begins Wednesday at noon ET, but it’s already been an absolutely crazy hockey offseason. With the salary cap only increasing by $1 million from last season, teams have been forced to make tough decisions, such as: Still, some potential free agents have pulled out of the market by re-signing with their […]

  • Rangers sell goalkeeper Georgiev to Avs for 3 picks

    The Colorado Avalanche have acquired goaltender Alexandar Georgiev from the New York Rangers for three NHL draft picks as the Stanley Cup champions reshuffle their goaltender for next season. The Rangers added the Avalanche’s third-round (97th overall) and fifth-round (161st) picks in 2022, as well as a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Georgiev, […]

  • Lightning dethroned, but ‘Who said we were done?’

    TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t won the first Stanley Cup hat-trick since 1983 — but they don’t believe their dynasty has crumbled. “Who said we were done? Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after his team’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday night. […]

  • Lightning’s Point will miss Game 6, its 4th in a row

    TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he expects to use the same formation in Game 6 that he used in Game 5, which means the center Brayden Point will miss his fourth straight Stanley Cup Finals game. Point skated with the team again before Game 6 on Sunday night in Tampa, […]

  • Bednar: Key trigger call in Avs ‘stung’ G5 loss

    DENVER — Colorado coach Jared Bednar wasn’t happy with a controversial penalty kick in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Friday that helped determine the Avalanche’s fate in a loss to 3-2 against Tampa Bay. Bednar’s team led the series 3-1 at the start of Game 5 with a chance to lift the […]

  • Avs equalize, best friends in the stands and more from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

    The Stanley Cup is in the building. The Colorado Avalanche led the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. The Avs could close the series and keep the Cup in the building in Game 5 on Friday. Game 4, which ended in Colorado’s 3-2 overtime victory, was not without controversy. The video replay appeared […]

  • Can the Avs clinch at home? Preview of what could be a decisive game 5

    7:00 a.m. 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 intervene for the Lightning to force the series back in Tampa? Who is Conn Smythe’s favorite? Will the Avs lift the Cup […]

  • “Surreal”: Kadri’s goal leaves Avs 1 Cup victory

    TAMPA, Fla. — Nazem Kadri knows how to make an entrance. The top Colorado forward returned to the lineup after thumb surgery in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay on Wednesday and scored the game-winning goal in overtime that gave the Avalanche a 3-2 win and a 3-1 series lead. Colorado […]

  • Bolts’ Cooper questions legality of Kadri winner

    TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper held a short and tense press conference after their loss in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night during which he questioned the legality of Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri’s game-winning goal in overtime. Cooper raved for a minute about his love of […]

  • Cooper questions NHL video review system

    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jon Cooper isn’t sure coaches should be the ones challenging for goals under the NHL’s video review system. “I’m a believer — and I don’t know if I’m in the minority on this — but I don’t know if this should be in our hands,” Cooper said after Tampa Bay’s […]

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