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MacKinnon finally wins Cup with Avalanche after years of disappointment

Childhood dream comes true for longtime Colorado center

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TAMPA -- The emotion poured out after the final horn. Nathan MacKinnon caught Erik Johnson in his arms after the Colorado Avalanche clinched the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Sunday, then tackled Johnson to the ice.

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Avalanche edge Lightning in Game 6, win Cup for first time since 2001

MacKinnon has goal, assist for Colorado, which dethrones two-time defending champions

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Recap: COL 2, TBL 1

Avalanche win Game 6, 2-1, Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Nathan MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen scored in a 2-1 Avalanche Game 6 victory for their 3rd Stanley Cup, ending the Lightning's 3-peat bid

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TAMPA -- The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2001 with a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

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Lightning fall short in Cup Final, confident they'll be back next season

Bid to win third straight title denied by Avalanche; former Islanders captain Potvin 'truly impressed' by run

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos was emotional when he addressed the media after the Tampa Bay Lightning's quest for history had fallen just short.

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Short Shifts

Avalanche Stanley Cup championship parade set for Thursday in Denver

Players, coaches, staff to be lauded by fans, mayor with rally at Civic Center Park

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The celebration is on. Officially.

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Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

Becomes third defenseman in NHL history to also be awarded Norris Trophy in same season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy

COL@TBL, Gm6: Cale Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Cup Final, Gm6: Cale Makar is awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for his outstanding play (29 points, 8 goals) in the 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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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.

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Top moments of season for Stanley Cup champion Avalanche

Play of MacKinnon, Makar, trading for Lehkonen, Cogliano keyed run for Colorado

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in their history with a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

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Maroon more disappointed for Lightning teammates than own lost Cup chance

Forward could have won fourth straight championship, 'hopefully we'll be back next year'

by Corey Long / NHL Independent Correspondent

TAMPA -- Pat Maroon came up short in his attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth straight season.

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Cogliano speech helped Avalanche regroup, win Stanley Cup

Forward spoke up after Game 5 loss, recognized as 'heart-and-soul guy'

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Andrew Cogliano felt he needed to say something. 

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Richardson hired as Blackhawks coach to replace King

Was assistant with Canadiens past four seasons, played 1,417 games in NHL

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Luke Richardson was hired as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

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Sakic, Avalanche back on top as Stanley Cup champions

GM rebuilt Colorado after winning two titles with team as captain

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Joe Sakic was rewarded with the ultimate payoff on Sunday after guiding the Colorado Avalanche through some dark days.

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Lightning lose Stanley Cup Final, past deep playoff runs among reasons

Struggles on special teams also factor into six-game loss to Avalanche

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Colorado Avalanche, losing 2-1 in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final on Sunday.

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Avalanche Stanley Cup handoff goes from Landeskog to Erik Johnson

Cogliano, MacKinnon, Jack Johnson next to hoist trophy for champs

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Erik Johnson said he knew the potential plan for the Stanley Cup handoff from Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog for a while.

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Lehkonen, MacKinnon among Avalanche top performers in Cup Final Game 6

Honor roll, stock watch from Colorado's victory against Lightning

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Who played well in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final? Sometimes it's easy to tell, sometimes it isn't. NHL.com graded the players in the 2-1 victory by the Colorado Avalanche against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sunday. The Avalanche won the Stanley Cup with a 4-2 victory in the best-of-7. Here are the players and trends that stood out the most.

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How Avalanche won Stanley Cup

Earned first title in 21 years with wins against Predators, Blues, Oilers, Lightning

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Colorado Avalanche won their third Stanley Cup championship with a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday.

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Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 could include Sedin brothers

Forwards played 17 seasons with Canucks; Luongo, Zetterberg among those eligible for first time

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

A twin billing could headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2022 that will be revealed Monday.

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Rajanen to retire from NHL Central Scouting

Specialized in evaluating draft prospects in USHL, U.S. high schools for bureau for 10 years

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Greg Rajanen will retire as a full-time scout for NHL Central Scouting at the end of this scouting season after 10 years of service.

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Lightning congratulate Avalanche on Stanley Cup victory

After winning title two straight years, Tampa Bay gracious in defeat

by Lauren Merola @laurmerola / NHL.com Staff Writer

For the first time since 2019, the Tampa Bay Lightning were congratulating someone else for winning the Stanley Cup.

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How Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche were built

Roster shaped by drafting MacKinnon, Landeskog, Makar, trading for Kadri, Kuemper

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

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Avalanche dent Stanley Cup just before group photo

NHL, Stanley Cup accounts joke about trophy's new "beauty mark" on social media

by Lauren Merola @laurmerola / NHL.com Staff Writer

After winning the 2022 Stanley Cup, the Colorado Avalanche let out a sigh of relief.

And one big gasp.

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Avalanche fans celebrate Stanley Cup win at Ball Arena watch party

After failing to clinch at home, Colorado earns championship with Game 6 victory against Lightning on road

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DENVER -- Most of the capacity crowd inside Ball Arena was on its feet chanting "We want the Cup" with three minutes left in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, their eyes affixed to the massive video screen above center ice.

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Trotz tells NHL.com why he won't coach next season

Says family main reason he turned down Jets, others in exclusive interview

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Barry Trotz will not coach in the NHL next season, saying he's certain he's not in a position to give the time and commitment required to do any job to his standard.

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Stanley Cup Final blog: Alex Newhook

Avalanche forward discusses winning championship, looks forward to bringing trophy to hometown

by Alex Newhook / Special to NHL.com

Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Newhook kept his own blog throughout the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He checked in regularly with behind-the-scenes access.

In his final entry, Newhook discusses winning the Stanley Cup, the first for the Avalanche in 21 seasons, after a 2-1 victory against the Lightning in Game 6 at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

He talks about the excruciating wait for the game to end while Colorado nursed a one-goal lead, the pride in winning it for the veterans on the team and to be able to celebrate with friends and family, as well as his excitement to bring the trophy to his hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland, during the offseason.

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Rockies sing 'All the Small Things,' congratulate Avalanche on Cup win

MLB squad does some karaoke while NBA's Nuggets, NFL's Broncos quote Blink-182 song in post

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

On the night the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, their baseball counterparts shared a little supportive karaoke.

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NHL Draft

Top goalie prospects discussed ahead of 2022 NHL Draft

Brennan of Prince George, Silverstein and Muszelik of USA Hockey's NTDP among standouts

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects, podcasts and other features. Today, a look at the top-eligible North American goalies in a Q&A with Al Jensen of NHL Central Scouting. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Canucks prospect Bains stars in 'Out of the Stands'

Forward's breakout WHL season featured in documentary on Canadians of South Asian heritage in game

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog since 2012. Douglas joined NHL.com in 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles the making of "Out of the Stands," a documentary that chronicles the story of Canadians of South Asian heritage in hockey.

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2002 NHL Redraft: Keith, Ward rise to top five

Defenseman vaults 53 spots to No. 1, goalie jumps 22 places to No. 3

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects, podcasts and other features. Today, we examine what a redo of the 2002 NHL Draft might look like. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here.

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NHL Insider

Gilbert NFT fundraiser ties Rangers legend to charity after his death

Hall of Famer who died 10 months ago would've 'appreciated what we're doing now,' wife says

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

It's been just more than 10 months since New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert died, claimed by cancer Aug. 19. There are many mementos that his wife, Judy, thinks of, but she finds that she returns to three most often.

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Sitting Down With

Huberdeau talks new Panthers coach Maurice, career season with NHL.com

League leader in assists discusses Florida's next steps, ball hockey's place in offseason training

by Jackie Spiegel @jackiespiegel93 / NHL.com Staff Writer

In NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Sitting Down with …" we talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice. In this special Stanley Cup Playoffs edition, we feature Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau, who finished tied for second in the NHL with 115 points and led the League with 85 assists this season.

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Zhilkin watches Kucherov of Lightning closely ahead of 2022 NHL Draft

Guelph forward who moved from Russia to Canada as youth has 'whole package' as prospect

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects, podcasts and other features. Today, a look at forward Danil Zhilkin of Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here

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Top OHL prospects discussed ahead of 2022 NHL Draft

Kingston center Wright, Mississauga forward Del Bel Belluz among projected selections

by Mike. G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 a.m. ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects, podcasts and other features. Today, a look at the some of the top skaters in the Ontario Hockey League. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here.

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