Every day at noon, we'll roll out another Cup clincher to stave off your hockey hunger. Watch your heroes of yesterday win it all ... again.
Fans can tune in at 12 p.m. ET every weekday for a different game -- and different champion. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com (U.S.).
In their first season in Colorado after 23 seasons in Quebec, the Avalanche made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final against a Florida Panthers team that had entered the National Hockey League less than three years earlier. The upstart Panthers had defeated two overwhelming favorites, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, on their way to the Final before facing a talent-laden Colorado team.
But the Avs -- who added goaltender Patrick Roy in December -- proved to be too much for the underdog Panthers.
The Avalanche stormed out to a convincing 2-0 series lead, winning the two games by a combined score of 11-2. A tightly-fought 3-2 win in Game 3 had Colorado poised to sweep as both teams returned to Miami Arena for Game 4. It was in that game that Roy and Florida's John Vanbiesbrouk went save for save before Uwe Krupp's point shot in triple overtime slipped past Vanbiebrouk and gave Colorado a 1-0 win and their first-ever Stanley Cup. The series saw captain Joe Sakic win the Conn Smythe Trophy and former Montreal teammates Roy and Claude Lemieux both win their third Stanley Cup.
|Fri, Aug 5||1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers|
|Mon, Aug 8||1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers|
|Tue, Aug 9||1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals|
|Wed, Aug 10||1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars|
|Thu, Aug 11||2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils|
|Fri, Aug 12||2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils|
|Mon, Aug 15||2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes|
|Tue, Aug 16||2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils|
|Wed, Aug 17||2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Thu, Aug 18||2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers|
|Fri, Aug 19||2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators|
|Mon, Aug 22||2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Tue, Aug 23||2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Wed, Aug 24||2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers|