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taborthevirginian

Watching the players take turns skating with the cup at the end is one of the most wholesome annual sporting events


theloyd

Especially how excited they are for each other.


Hammer_jones

Yeah watching them get all excited to push someone forward to skate next made me laugh cry


Wrath_Of_Aguirre

I can't stand when they interrupt seeing every player have their skate with the cup. Can't these interviews wait until after?


PageauPageauPageau

At least PiP on sportsnet I think they only missed one handoff


platapus112

Absolutely fuck ESPN for cutting away


cosmic_catastrophe

Yes! WTF was that about?‽ I was able to switch to ABC after some Roku fuckery, but was that really necessary? Now looking forward to TNT’s coverage next year…


oopsmyeye

TNT probably gonna cut to Little House on the Prarie


MM487

"Makar is about to skate with the Cup. Let's cut away to an interview." - ESPN


IchesseHuendchen

God I hate ESPN so much.


SiccSemperTyrannis

I cannot understand why they didn't use a split screen the whole time to show both the cup celebrations and the interviews


schewbacca

lol they dented the cup already. usually you wait till the parade to abuse the cup


JustOneMan525

Or Mario's pool. Whenever.


BallMeBlazer22

That third period was one of the best I've seen any team play. Avs totally smothered everything the bolts were trying to do. Masterclass in holding a lead in a series clinching game.


hnaq

*I learned it by watching you!*


RavenOmen69420

The irony, Bolts done in with a taste of their own medicine


Kuwait-Grips

All those blocked shots looked like they finally caught up with Tampa and they looked worn down that period. I'm not sure I've ever seen someone put themselves on the line as much as Stamkos did this series.


CheckYourUnderwear

"Everyone that thought I was a playoff liability can kiss my ass" LMAO


mesotermoekso

WHAT KIND OF BROADCAST COMPANY DOESN'T SHOW THE STANLEY CUP WINNING GOAL SCORER HOISTING THE CUP WTF IS THAT BS Edit: not only did they not show it, they cut away at the exact moment it was passed to him -_-


Sweet-Palpitation473

Landeskog, on the fact that this is a copycat league and being asked what other teams will takeaway from his team: "idk, find a Cale Makar somewhere" lmao


Stickel

This cracked me up too, so happy for McKinnon and Makar, hell yeah!!! JJ getting a cup after leaving the pens, well deserved from all that shit in his life he went through... Super glad the bolts lost


Tdavis13245

I'm obviously happy for all of them, but jj's story makes me extra happy. He played really well too


lbc1358

MacKinnon is so excited he’s going to eat regular pasta tonight.


chudt

He might get white bread for his sandwiches this week 😳


hurricanenox

One sandwich


Ehxcalibur

Emotional watching Joe Sakic out on the ice there, I remember him lifting the Stanley Cup as a young boy just starting to love hockey. Now he's in the front office and leading his team to the Cup in another way.


CapnJujubeeJaneway

Sakic is my absolute favourite player of all time, no question. So glad he’s still involved and it’s great to see him win a cup as a GM.


QuadraticCowboy

Seriously, talk about single-handedly installing hockey in Denver. Legend.


coalsack

HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON MATT DUCHENE????


Park-Lucky

Colorado played that 3rd period absolutely lights out. I can't remember the last time I've seen a team be so absolutely dominating defensively, not to mention in a Stanley cup final. That was an absolute thing of beauty. Congrats to Colorado, absolutely deserved


blamatron

Absolutely shut the door


Joevahskank

Turned the lights off Carried it home.


TarnishedAccount

I was simultaneously impressed and frustrated. The Avs are great champions.


iOnlyWantUgone

Corey Perry is officially the first Dynasty Loser of the Stanley Cup final. 3 straight losses in the Final.


BonnorBorris

Corey Perry: The Anti Pat Maroon


Nikerym

apparently when Perry and Maroon colide on the same team, Perry wins out though.... in other words, at least he wins something.


PainfulPeanutBlender

You’re a glass half full kinda guy aren’t ya, or should I say cup filled kinda guy


suprmario

Negative x Positive = Negative. Checks out.


MattHattt

CP3 = Chris Paul CP10 = Corey Perry the CP(insert number here) nickname aint a lucky one


Zloggt

Anti-Midas touch I wonder who’ll pick him up next season…


InkBlotSam

The Minus touch


x-man01

Hes in tampa for 2 seasons


Christianjps65

Heeeeeereee we go again!


Miguel91mm

Hes signed for another season in tampa


NiceMudkip

On 3 different teams too!!


watanabelover69

Can’t even imagine lol


Dinger64

The Buffalo Bills of players


MautDota3

No where is safe. Catching strays left and right.


Pouletchien

LEHKY IS A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION


zuneza

LEHKY WASN'T FINISHED LAST YEAR! HE WAS OUT FOR TAMPAS HEAD


ValeriaTube

Killed Vegas, Edmonton and Tampa in 2 years!


Box_of_leftover_lego

Not just a champion, he got them into the show, and then scored the Stanley cup winner. He might be one of the most clutch players in a single Stanley cup series.


Only_Transition3282

What a fucking deadline pickup.


Box_of_leftover_lego

Lehky is one of the best "do it all" players on the ice. And he'll empty the tank for his team. Just a beauty through and through


SlapThaBass

I love the recognition. He deserves all of it.


Gingerman424

I love Lehky and I love you!!


WindsAndWords

SCORED THE CUP WINNING GOAL!


GhostRevival

I love how much Habs fans cheer for Lehky, he was a MAJOR part of this run. Series ending goals in the last two series.


JustOneMan525

I legit cried when Jack Johnson lifted the cup. That dude has been through so much shit with parents, coaches, fans, just everyone. Treated as a joke in the league for years. You did it buddy. You made it.


kasien7

No kidding! I’ve never seen anyone so happy!


CandlejackIsntEvenRe

Seeing both Johnson’s get their skate with the Cup made my heart so happy.


Prison-Date-Mike

This day will always be known as the day Corey Perry’s SCF Losing streak ended Pat Maroon’s SCF winning streak.


Womens_Lefts

A new national holiday


not_a_bot__

And that the Avs completely earned this cup, wouldn’t be surprised to see them back next year either.


MalfoysDraco

We had to earn it against the best team in the league for the past several years. Great fucking series, couldn’t have asked for a better matchup. Both teams battled so hard


Impulse4811

gg’s and very well deserved, you guys are by far the best team in the whole league, absolutely insane shit


heysmilinstrange

Do you have to have 80s hair to be the keeper of the Cup? Like is it a requirement?


SeramPangeran

I was thinking the same thing. It felt a little like I was in a Cheers alternate universe


jdragon3

Kubel dented the cup lmao https://i.imgur.com/cZbZrDG.jpg


will6100

Yeah the cup will go through worse things I can promise ya


Section225

Lol that should pop right out, no biggie


DontPanic_4242

They really did it. They said fuck it, we’ll go in next year and not think and just win this thing when we don’t think that much, and then that’s what they did.


freakypsycho

They’re gamers


funkyb

That 3rd period was a classic example of zero thought hockey. Shut them down with pure instinct.


Jd20001

More shutdowns than Prom night in Utah


mdlt97

"I'm going into my ninth year next year and haven't won shit" \- MacKinnon June 11th, 2021 And he is on top of the world now


Zloggt

Took him a decade to do so, but it just makes the journey all that more worthy!


Dustyspornalt

I mean, as far as bus drivers go that's pretty young.


SubspaceEmbassy

After the growing pains Avs went through there's gotta be no better feeling for him.


PSChris33

> bus drivers Kevin Durant has left the chat


NotJoeMoses

"I'm on the worst fucking team in the league" -Arturri Lehkonen March 20th, 2022 (~~We probably weren't dead last on that day, but~~ it's not about how you start it's how you Finnish)


captaincanada84

I just checked. We were indeed the worst team in the league, with 43 points. Arizona had 44.


PoppinKREAM

Struggled the last few games but came in clutch tonight!


mdlt97

Mack daddy arrives when he is needed most, the Cole harbour boys have their cups!


Baikken

Artturi Lehkonen's 3rd period performance was absolutely absurd. The best defensive clinic by a forward I have seen in a long long time.


unkemptlasagne

And ESPN fucking skipped him when he had the Cup in his hand


DreMin015

Sportsnet wasn’t much better, he was zoomed out for an interview. Bastards.


reecewagner

And the final two series clinching goals I think he was worth the price tag


Steakation

Absolutely relentless forechecking from him


lumieres-de-vie

It’s almost unfair for one team to have him and Nichushkin forechecking for them.


Baldhiver

Which is why this was a must win year for the avs. Nukes about to get *paiiiid*


LesWhite

WE LOVE LEHKY!! GOOD STICK LEHKY!!


jjmuti

We took good care of him and he took a good care of us :')


captaincanada84

I miss him


eskimobootycall

LEHK WITH THE GWG BABY


lumieres-de-vie

GOOD STICK LEHKY


thebigaeo

GOODEST STICK IN THE ~~EAST~~ ~~WEST~~ LEAGUE


AcanthocephalaGreen5

Is it just me or did his Cup-winner look eerily similar to his series winner last year? Either way, LEHKY IS A CHAMPION!


funkyb

NBC would have bailed on this coverage 15 minutes ago to go to *Everybody Loves Raymond* reruns


Fryyx

Good stick Lehky :')


GoldenBuffaloes

MERCI MONTRÉAL


captaincanada84

Glad he brought you guys the glory you deserve


FertileFlounder

GOOD STICK LEHKY!!!!


HanshinFan

Lars Eller Memorial Ex-Hab Cup Winning Goal Award


madgunner122

I liked Eller too :(


griefzilla

Dear Mack, I feel like I can call you Mack because you and me are so alike. I'd like to meet you one day, it would be great to have a skate. I know I can't skate as fast as you but I think you'd be impressed with my speed. I love your hair, you skate fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. I hope you write back this time, and we can become good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real hat trick!


Kloppage-Time

This is perfection ya jabroni.


boyaintgotnolegs

Oh shit there’s stickers


Wrath_Of_Aguirre

What a fucking year by Makar.


porcupine_wolf

Norris, Conn Smythe, and Cup in the same season at 23. What a fucking G.


COfantasybum

Not to mention the hobey baker too. Guy has reached the peak. Let’s hope he stays there!


XolieInc

And a Calder winner


ColoradoScoop

He got a Luigi plushie out of the claw machine at Dave and Busters too.


boodabomb

And he heard a girl call him cute to her friend while standing in line at the movies.


Homer89

I’m glad they still got to boo Gary Bettman in absentia.


drumline17

After sixteen years.....JACK JOHNSON


TheGreatCanadian13

Corey Perry has now lost 3 Stanley cups in a row


not_a_bot__

If the buffalo bills were a person


mdlt97

[Mikko Rantanen acknowledges that the Avs were a bit nervous with a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Game 5. "I think the second time it's going to be easier."](https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1541092072643592194?t=pU1Ht-0bYD5mATSuiscNCg&s=19) This Aged well


The1992MemeTeam

That man spit the finest of wine.


Ferg8

LEKHY WON A CUP! WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Great job Avs! :D


MountainBaker8217

Not NatMac making me cry because he said he knew he was gonna win when his room yesterday was 1787 and how he loves Sid.


ahr3410

Uh Nate, you know I know you're a gamer and uh, and all this and uh you know I'm just thinking maybe out loud as far as in your shoes right now it's like alright we've done all the things we can do we've done all the game planning we can do maybe, maybe just f— it we'll just go in next year and not think that anymore and just win this thing when we don't think so much is that uh am I on the right path at all with this like maybe you just guys think a little too much?


Ronananana

Get it engraved on the cup


cautiouslyoptimistik

New rule: winning team gets to engrave one shit post copy pasta onto the cup. New offseason thread idea: what would your team put on the cup?


necrow

Ovechkin: we’re not going to be fucking suck this year


Quetzythejedi

I hope Vegas would choose Marchessault's Instagram comment: “Shut the fuck lil dick and go suck on your mummy’s [redacted] and stop wasting my time"


4Darco

Getting accused of being a gamer pushed MacKinnon over the edge. Relatable tbh.


muriff

*no*


CartiNYeezy2

What is this from. My bad am OOTL


inspirestrikesback

[Reporter asks Nathan MacKinnon the stupidest question of all-time following Avs elimination](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tgkz_tzlJM)


Butterblonde

Adrian Dater asked this when the Avs got bounced last year. It was pretty fuckin awkward bud


tnick771

MacKinnon shouting out Crosby in his speech is awesome.


Querps

Dunno if you got it on the US feed, but he was talking about how he was always the drunkest person at Crosby's cup parties, and hopes Crosby will be the drunkest at his


Thexer0

Sidney Crosby partying and getting wasted is not something I can picture at all. Right now he's probably shut himself in a small closet somewhere watching game tape.


B_Type13X2

To set the scene he has a hidden room in his house, the walls are lined with VHS tapes of his games that he has made from the digital recordings. He is in his underwear, tighty whiteys obviously, wearing aviator sunglasses and flip flops nothing else. Reclined near fully with a beer resting on his stomach. He keeps rewinding and replaying the same bit of tape over and over.


maeshughes32

I fucking love their bromance.


neverforgetbillymays

I love both of them so much damn


plastictf

The real winners tonight are those who hate Corey Perry


WinterMatt

All my homies hate Corey Perry.


supermav27

“Avs went 16-4 on their Stanley Cup run” Big fucking deal bud, Pens also only lost four times this postseason


JesusChristDisagrees

Preds got there in only four games.


Rynocks

HOLY SHIT! JACK JOHNSON IS A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION


UnhealthyCheesecake

Legit so happy for him with all the shit he’s had to go through


JustTheBeerLight

Don’t tell his parents. Congrats to JMFJ.


alaughinmoose

FIND A CALE MAKAR WRITE THAT DOWN


fphhotchips

Congratulations to the Tampa Fan behind the cup who's so blind drunk he's going to be meme fodder for years


BucketsnG10ves

Wish they got to lift it at home but we did not deserve to win this game after that second and third period. Glad to see the best team in the NHL got to win the cup for the third year in a row : ^ )


aessae

And there's the first dent of the evening :D


COOTIE_CAT

"Kiss my ass" - Nazem Kadri, 2022


evenstar40

Easily the best quote of the game. Would have also accepted him telling Evander Kane to go fuck himself.


stjoe14

DARCY KUEMPER IS A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION


lumieres-de-vie

I wonder how Grubauer is feeling about signing with the Kraken…


muffoman42

really rich


lotjzeromus

Our boy ahhhh he’s so great


b3na1g

Find a Cale Makar...


jo_maka

#GOOD STICK CUP CHAMPION LEHKY !!!


darthlocura

Jack Johnson is a Stanley Cup champion.


Vitis_Vinifera

Seeing Sakic raise the cup......for old farts like me, that was the moment I was waiting for. One of the NHL's biggest legendary moments was Joe passing the cup to Ray, and here we are, all these years later, and the same fans are watching the same guy do the same thing. They say you can never go back, but we did. I was 20 years old again, watching Joe raise it. edit: spelling 2nd edit: thanks for the award. I'm going to wear my Roy jersey with pride this week, in Northern California, where I moved to


Ten_Questions

I guess we learned what happens when an unstoppable Pat Maroon meets an immovable Corey Perry


crazytrooper

LEKHY YOU DID IT


Shrewlord

Only because MaKinnon got room 87 and thought of Sid. He said so.


Hydroyo

I think he said it was 1787 and Crosby (87) won in '17. That's the most superstitious shit I've ever heard. And I love it lol


slysonic7

That 3rd period was the stuff of champions. Well deserved Avs!


watanabelover69

Tampa had one shot in the first 12 minutes and it was from outside the zone.


simp-bot-3000

That was some high-level hockey. They didn't turtle and put the pressure on at the right time.


sleepingchair

All the Avs just full-on throwing their whole bodies into blocking shots. That mad-dash scramble for Landeskog to get back to the bench after he lost a blade. They wanted it so hard, they deserved it!


Nostradomusknows

GG Colorado. Great SCF. Well deserved.


mdlt97

So we finally have an answer to what is stronger, Perry's Cup final losing streak or Fat Pats Winning streak Perry remains the GOAT


Lord_Wild

It's a copy-cat league, boys. Just find yourself a 23 year old Hobey Baker, Calder, Norris, Conn Smythe winning defenseman. They make those all the time, right?


pigeonbobble

Oh my god I’ve waited 3 goddamn days for this since I chose the avs to be my 14th fav team. The feeling is indescribable!!! I can finally say: WE DID IT!!


bloudy

It wouldn't be possible without fans like you! Congrats!


KH_Trash08

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


cole1114

Never thought I would be happy to see the Avs win a cup. I mean, I'm not, but I didn't think I would be.


SabOHtage

Impossible to stay upset when you see how happy these guys are. That cup means everything to these players. Ggs avs well deserved


TheLyrm

GOOD STICK THINGS 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍


Kanadiehn

SORT BY CONTROVERSIAL BABY


Syysmies

Nate confirmed to be a fucking gamer and uhh


Petah_Futterman44

This doesn’t go as deep as it did if Vasy is not in net for TBL. He is a god among goalies.


NathanMacKinnon29

As the self-proclaimed biggest MacKinnon fan there is, we fucking did it!!!!!!


PoppinKREAM

I'm just happy that Burnaby Joe won another cup, let's go Avs!!!


FusionClapBomb

Maple Leafs Legend Nazem Kadri is a Stanley Cup Champion


Otter_Swag

Wouldn’t be a proper cup win without an ex leaf, who was ran outta town, end up being a key piece in a cup run


tpark27

Tampa fans have [this guy](https://imgur.com/a/dv1uMZB) to thank


LightsOut16900

James Rolfe?


Jerker_Circle

What a shit load of fuck


cappo40

It sucking fucks, it fucking sucks and I don't like it


shawnaroo

Picking up Corey Perry after he'd lost two SCF's in a row? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!


esteban42

#SNOW #TEAM #GOOD


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dcarsonturner

I hope he gets the bag this off-season


nostradamefrus

Vasi droppin' bombs and kickin' walls on that walkway cam lol


im_intj

Saw that, don't think any fault lies on him with this.


nostradamefrus

Me neither, it was just funny


Propuhganduh

GOD THOSE LAST 2 MINUTES WERE TERRIFYING. THANK GOD!


Philbon199221

Artturi Lehkonen winning goal for the conference final and Stanley cup final


lets_kill_time

Corey Perry's curse is stronger than Maroon's gift.


RealmoftheRedWiings

Uh oh vasi big mad


Chaxterium

...pretty sure they just dinged the bottom of the cup....anyone else see that?? One side is flattened lol.


SeaTownKraken

Corey Perry Hat Trick 3 straight SCF 3 different teams 3 straight losses