Avalanche Win Stanley Cup by Trusting the Process

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The Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup win in 2022 is an achievement that is a long time coming, a process that played out with a franchise icon leading the way at the top and started with another behind the bench, only to be placed in the hands of a hockey journeyman who rose through the coaching ranks. It’s also an achievement for the players who were around for the entire process, which included as many low points as it did the highest moments that were reached in this championship season.

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Around the NHL: Lightning Win Stanley Cup

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The Tampa Bay Lightning emerged victorious in Game 6, posting a 2-0 shutout win over the Dallas Stars to claim their second Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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Around the NHL: Perry’s Double-OT Goal Forces Game 6

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Corey Perry scored his second goal of the game on a rebound at 9:23 of the second overtime to give the Stars a 3-2 win in Game 5 and force a Game 6 on Monday night.

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Around the NHL: Lightning Top Line Dominates in Game 3 Win

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With goals from Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat, the Lightning scored two goals in the first and three in the second to cruise to a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in the process.

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Around the NHL: Quick Start Paces Lightning to Game 2 Win

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Three goals in the first period, including two on the power play, paced the Lightning to a 3-0 lead. The Stars again tried to find a rally, but fell just short, as the Lightning took Game 2, 3-2, to even the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece on Monday night.

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Around the NHL: Khudobin, Unlikely Scorers Lift Stars to Game 1 Win

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The Dallas Stars struck first, but the Tampa Bay Lightning were able to push back to tie the game after one, but a pair of goals late in the second set the tone for the Stars, as they were able to take Game 1 by a score of 4-1 thanks to some unlikely heroes and outstanding goaltending from Anton Khudobin.

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Goaltending Remains Key to Success in NHL

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Whether you watched Jordan Binnington’s incredible story with the Blues or watched the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask continue to be a force in net in Boston, you saw two teams that didn’t have a question in net. For years, that has been the one part of the equation that has eluded the Flyers.

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Around the NHL: Blues Win 1st Stanley Cup

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The St. Louis Blues used two first-period goals to get an edge on the Boston Bruins and never looked back, finishing off an incredible run to a championship with a 4-1 win over Boston in Game 7 to claim the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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Around the NHL: Bruins Roll to Win, Game 7 Wednesday Night

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It will require seven games this year to decide a champion, the first time since 2011 that the Stanley Cup Final has gone the distance, after the Boston Bruins defeated the St. Louis Blues, 5-1, in Game 6 on Sunday night.

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Around the NHL: Blues Take Game 5, 1 Win from 1st Cup

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The Blues scored their second goal of the game seconds after a missed tripping call. It proved to be the game-winner in a 2-1 win for the St. Louis Blues over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The win puts the Blues one win away from their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

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Around the NHL: O’Reilly Strikes Twice, Blues Even Series

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Entering the third period of Game 4 in a 2-2 tie, Ryan O’Reilly’s second goal of the game proved to be the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

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Around the NHL: Blues Take Game 2 in OT, Even Series

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Carl Gunnarsson scored on a delayed penalty call at 3:51 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, sending the series back to St. Louis tied, 1-1.

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Around the NHL: Blues Start Fast, But Bruins Respond to Take Game 1

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The Boston Bruins scored four unanswered goals to erase a hot start by the St. Louis Blues in a 4-2 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

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Around the NHL: Capitals Win Stanley Cup

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The Washington Capitals finished off a run to a Stanley Cup championship, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3, in Game 5 to claim the series, 4-1.

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Around the NHL: Capitals Claim Game 4, On Cusp of 1st Cup Win

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The Capitals stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back, taking Game 4 by a score of 6-2 to take a 3-1 series lead on the Vegas Golden Knights. The win puts Washington one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

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Around the NHL: Ovechkin, Capitals Take Series Lead

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With Evgeny Kuznetsov in the lineup again and Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby continuing to make big contributions, the Capitals took a 2-1 series lead, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-1, in Game 3.

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Around the NHL: Holtby Saves the Day as Capitals Tie Series

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Braden Holtby stopped 37 shots, including making a diving stick save on Alex Tuch with two minutes remaining in the third, to help the Washington Capitals hold on for a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2, evening the series at one.

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Around the NHL: Nosek, Vegas Claim Game 1

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In total, there were five lead changes and four ties throughout a wild series opener between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals. It was the Golden Knights coming away with the victory to open the series, defeating the Capitals, 6-4, in Game 1.

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Around the NHL: Previewing a Capitals-Golden Knights Stanley Cup Final

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Embed from Getty Images By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  The 2018 Stanley Cup Final is set to begin…

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