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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

It’s not a done deal, yet. But the Winnipeg Jets and Barry Trotz are inching closer to a union that would appear to be a match made in hockey heaven. Additional talks between the parties to take on the head coaching role are ongoing, with two independent sources telling the FreePress on Thursday the next … Read more

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.” … Read more

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 … Read more

Avalanche to play Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

Avalanche to play Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

The Colorado Avalanche will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado will host Game 1 of the best-of-7 series at Ball Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ABC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The Avalanche eliminated the Edmonton Oilers in a four-game sweep of the Western Conference Final with a 6-5 overtime … Read more

Makar made Avalanche big Lottery winners before helping them to Cup Final

Makar made Avalanche big Lottery winners before helping them to Cup Final

The Avalanche had finished the 2016-17 season 22-56-4 with an NHL-low 48 points, 21 behind the next closest team, the Vancouver Canucks (69). They had the best odds (18 percent) of winning the No. 1 pick but ended up with the No. 4 selection. So they settled for defenseman Hold Makar. It was a remarkable … Read more

Stanley Cup Final schedule | NHL.com

Stanley Cup Final schedule |  NHL.com

The 2022 Stanley Cup Final will match the Colorado Avalanche against the winner of the Eastern Conference Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. Based on their higher regular-season point total, the Avalanche will host Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-seven series, as well as Games 5 and 7, if necessary. … Read more

Cassidy has interest from numerous NHL teams after firing by Bruins

Cassidy has interest from numerous NHL teams after firing by Bruins

Bruce Cassidy said he has seen his phone light up less than 72 hours after he was fired as coach by the Boston Bruins. Cassidy said that “a number of teams” in the NHL have been in contact with him since he was told Monday that the Bruins were opting out of the final year … Read more

Sportsnet’s Shawn McKenzie reportedly arrested at Nashville bar

Sportsnet’s Shawn McKenzie reportedly arrested at Nashville bar

Sportsnet reporter Shawn McKenzie was reportedly arrested on Saturday morning outside a bar in Nashville, Tenn. According to local court files obtained by news outlet Scoop Nashville, the hockey expert was “arguing with staff” and “acting rudely” outside Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar. Scoop Nashville reported that officers found McKenzie to be “intoxicated and … Read more