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ESPYS 2022 -- Best NHL Player

The nominees include top points scorer Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Continue Reading

NHL Power Rankings, way-too-early edition: The first look at 2022-23

The Cup champs lead the way. Here's how our voters see every team prior to the draft and free agency. ... Continue Reading

Sedin twins, Luongo among 2022 HOF inductees

The Hockey Hall of Fame, in a Monday afternoon announcement, welcomed forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin, and goaltender Roberto Luongo, all former Vancouver Canucks, into its 2022 induction class. ... Continue Reading

Hamilton wins in OT, heads to Memorial Cup final

Jan Mysak scored 10:08 into overtime and the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Shawinigan Cataractes 4-3 on Monday night, clinching a berth in the Memorial Cup final, where they will take on the Saint John Sea Dogs in Canada. ... Continue Reading

Bruins' Sweeney gets new deal as he seeks coach

The Bruins, six weeks removed from losing in the first round to the Carolina Hurricanes, gave general manager Don Sweeney a contract extension on Monday as the search for a new coach continues in Boston. ... Continue Reading

Maple Leafs sign Liljegren to two-year extension

The Maple Leafs signed defenseman Timothy Liljegren to a two-year contract extension Monday. ... Continue Reading

Fight Night at the Joe: Remembering the legendary Colorado Avalanche-Detroit Red Wings brawl of 1997

The March 26, 1997, matchup -- with 18 fighting majors, 148 total penalty minutes and one epic goalie fight -- was unlike anything the NHL had ever seen. In conjunction with E60's "Unrivaled," here is the story of that night, from the people who lived it. ... Continue Reading

How Nathan MacKinnon molded the Avalanche into Stanley Cup champions

After years of postseason disappointment, Colorado is on top thanks to the culture created by its young star. ... Continue Reading

Avs claim first Cup since '01; Makar playoff MVP

The Colorado Avalanche, despite giving up an early goal in the first period, rallied to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 Sunday night, securing the franchise's first Stanley Cup since 2001. ... Continue Reading

Lightning dethroned, but 'Who said we're done?'

The Tampa Bay Lightning fell short of the first Stanley Cup three-peat since 1983 -- but they don't believe their dynasty has crumbled. ... Continue Reading

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: Highlights and analysis from the entire postseason

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team. ... Continue Reading

Free-agency, draft plans for Avs, Lightning, every other NHL team

We explore the next moves each team should make this summer and forecast their 2022-23 outlook. ... Continue Reading

How Blink-182's 'All the Small Things' became a big deal for Avalanche fans

Craig Turney, aka DJ Triple T, heard the 1999 classic on a "Throwback Thursday" radio show and inspiration hit. Since then, it has become the sing-along standard at Avalanche games and is one win from a place in Stanley Cup lore. ... Continue Reading

Sports world celebrates Colorado Avalanche's Stanley Cup Final win Blink-182 style

The Stanley Cup has found its new home: Colorado. Here are the best sights and sounds from the series-clinching action of Game 6. ... Continue Reading

Avs favorites to lift Stanley Cup again in 2023

The Avalanche are the favorites at 6-1 to win next season's Stanley Cup, with the Lightning next at 8-1. ... Continue Reading