Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA — As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Hold Makar could never even have imagined. Not only … 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

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

3 Keys: Avalanche at Oilers, Game 4 of Western Conference Final

3 Keys: Avalanche at Oilers, Game 4 of Western Conference Final

Avalanche (1C) at Oilers (2P) 8 p.m. ET; DTT, CBC, SN, TVAS Colorado leads best-of-7 series 3-0 The Colorado Avalanche can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001 with a win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final at Rogers Place on Monday. “It’s definitely … Read more

Shesterkin, Rangers top Lightning in Game 2, extend Eastern Final lead

Shesterkin, Rangers top Lightning in Game 2, extend Eastern Final lead

New York leads the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is at Tampa Bay on Sunday. “I think we did a great job limiting them, especially in the first two periods,” Rangers defenseman adam fox said. “We didn’t make too many mistakes. We were able to feel them. We did a good job playing from the middle … Read more

Makar continuing historic rise for Avalanche in Western Conference Final

Makar continuing historic rise for Avalanche in Western Conference Final

DENVER– Hold Makar stood out amid the chaos of the Colorado Avalanche’s 8-6 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday, in yet another episode of his historic rise. The 23-year-old defenseman had three points (one goal, two assists), giving him four three-point games in the Stanley Cup … Read more

Vasilevskiy-Shesterkin matchup in East Final has teammates picking sides

Vasilevskiy-Shesterkin matchup in East Final has teammates picking sides

GREENBURGH, NY — Barclay Goodrowlike everyone else with the Tampa Bay Lightning and beyond, has touted Andrei Vasilevskiy as the best goalie in the world, the only one you’d want in your net in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Oh, how that narrative has changed for Goodrow. “I’ll take ‘Shesty’ all day,” he said. Of course, … Read more

Rangers come back again, reach Eastern Conference Final

Rangers come back again, reach Eastern Conference Final

RALEIGH, NC. — They did it again. “We don’t go away,” Chris Kreider said. The New York Rangers didn’t against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round, coming back from 3-1 down to win the series in seven games, winning Games 5, 6 and 7 in comeback fashion. They’re still playing in the … Read more

McDavid, MacKinnon bring star power to Oilers-Avalanche Western Final

McDavid, MacKinnon bring star power to Oilers-Avalanche Western Final

DENVER — Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon weren’t taking the bait. Two of the best players in the NHL are facing each other in the Western Conference Final but when asked about it, neither McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers nor MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche were looking at it that way. “They’re a good team … Read more