Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper says Lightning have ‘no more mulligans’ ahead of Game 5 vs. Colorado Avalanche

DENVER-The Tampa Bay Lightning know their quest for a Stanley Cup three-peat is one loss to the Colorado Avalanche away from ending. “There are no tomorrows now. Like, this is it, and so there’s no more mulligans. We’ve got to pull this one out,” coach Jon Cooper said ahead of Game 5 of the Stanley … Read more

Lightning rely on championship mettle for Game 3 win in Stanley Cup Final

The back-to-back Stanley Cup champions had been overwhelmed in a 7-0 loss in Game 2 at Ball Arena in Denver on Saturday, and they were down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. “That showing last game didn’t sit well with anyone in that locker room,” forward Anthony Cirelli said. “We knew we had to come out … Read more

Stanley Cup Final blog: Nicholas Paul

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul will be keeping his own blog throughout the 2022 Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche. He will check in regularly with behind-the-scenes access. In the third entry, Paul talks about the Lightning’s 7-0 loss to the Avalanche in Game 2 on Saturday, how the team let down goalie … Read more

Manson eyes Stanley Cup with Avalanche in Final after father came close

“Oh, I didn’t even think about [Father’s Day], “Josh, a Colorado Avalanche defenseman, said last week.” The focus has been on everything else. I’m sure we’ll be spending some good time together soon and we’ll want to make it special. “ Josh and the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of … Read more

NHL debuts Stanley Cup Experience in augmented reality

What’s it like to win the Stanley Cup? What’s it like to have your own day with it in the summer, studying it up close, taking it to different places and hoisting it over your head for unforgettable photos? Now you can find out anytime, anywhere. The NHL has created the Stanley Cup Experienceusing cutting-edge … Read more

Best Avalanche team debated by NHL.com entering Stanley Cup Final

The Colorado Avalanche will go for their third championship when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. With Colorado hosting Game 1 on Wednesday (8 pm ET; ESPN+, ABC, CBC, SN, TVAS), six NHL.com writers and editors debated which is the best version of the Avalanche. Is it this year’s team, … Read more

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

Hagel expected to play for Lightning in Game 1 of Eastern Final

TAMPA – Brandon Hagel missed his third straight practice Sunday, but Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he believes the forward will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday. The Lightning have not played since May 23, when they completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers in the … Read more

Rangers’ effort in Game 5 loss leaves Gallant ‘disappointed’

RALEIGH, NC – Gerard Gallant wasn’t buying any of it. “I think it was a lot for us tonight to be honest with you,” the New York Rangers coach said after a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PNC Arena. Did the Rangers, who are … Read more

Column: NHL’s Hurricanes are the minnows of the Metro | Sports News

DAVID DREYER Lenoir-Rhyne University The Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes when they relocated to Raleigh in 1997. “Hurricanes” is seemingly a fitting moniker for a team based in North Carolina. But perhaps keeping the name the “Whalers” would have been more appropriate. Not because North Carolina is known for whaling. But because as a … Read more