Avalanche defeat Lightning for Stanley Cup title in Game 6

The Colorado Avalanche defeated two-time defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning for the NHL’s Stanley Cup title Sunday with a 2-1 win in Game 6 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

It marks the third Stanley Cup win in Avalanche franchise history and thwarted the Lightning’s quest to become the first NHL team in nearly 40 years to win three straight Stanley Cups.

Colorado defenseman Cale Makar won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. At 23, he is the youngest defender to win the Conn Smythe since Bobby Orr in 1970.

NHL Assistant Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog, with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman diagnosed with COVID-19. Former Kings defenseman Jack Johnson was one of the first Colorado players to skate with the trophy, finally being a winner after 15 seasons.

It is also the second major sports championship won by a team owned by Stan Kroenke, whose Rams won the Super Bowl in February.

Second-half goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen combined with 22 saves from goaltender Darcy Kuemper helped Colorado win its first Stanley Cup in 21 years. Steven Stamkos scored in the first third for Tampa Bay.

The Lightning were attempting to become the first team since the 1983 New York Islanders to win three straight Stanley Cups. The Islanders won four straight trophies before losing to Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers in 1984.

This is an evolving story. The Times will have more coverage of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals soon.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/hockey/story/2022-06-26/stanley-cup-final-colorado-avalanche-lightning-nhl Avalanche defeat Lightning for Stanley Cup title in Game 6

Emma Bowman

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