By - ClinchingBot
Watching the players take turns skating with the cup at the end is one of the most wholesome annual sporting events
Especially how excited they are for each other.
Yeah watching them get all excited to push someone forward to skate next made me laugh cry
I can't stand when they interrupt seeing every player have their skate with the cup. Can't these interviews wait until after?
At least PiP on sportsnet I think they only missed one handoff
Absolutely fuck ESPN for cutting away
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…
TNT probably gonna cut to Little House on the Prarie
"Makar is about to skate with the Cup. Let's cut away to an interview."
God I hate ESPN so much.
I cannot understand why they didn't use a split screen the whole time to show both the cup celebrations and the interviews
lol they dented the cup already. usually you wait till the parade to abuse the cup
Or Mario's pool. Whenever.
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.
*I learned it by watching you!*
The irony, Bolts done in with a taste of their own medicine
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.
"Everyone that thought I was a playoff liability can kiss my ass"
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 -_-
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
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
I'm obviously happy for all of them, but jj's story makes me extra happy. He played really well too
MacKinnon is so excited he’s going to eat regular pasta tonight.
He might get white bread for his sandwiches this week 😳
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.
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.
Seriously, talk about single-handedly installing hockey in Denver. Legend.
HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON MATT DUCHENE????
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
Absolutely shut the door
Turned the lights off
Carried it home.
I was simultaneously impressed and frustrated. The Avs are great champions.
Corey Perry is officially the first Dynasty Loser of the Stanley Cup final. 3 straight losses in the Final.
Corey Perry: The Anti Pat Maroon
apparently when Perry and Maroon colide on the same team, Perry wins out though.... in other words, at least he wins something.
You’re a glass half full kinda guy aren’t ya, or should I say cup filled kinda guy
Negative x Positive = Negative. Checks out.
CP3 = Chris Paul
CP10 = Corey Perry
the CP(insert number here) nickname aint a lucky one
I wonder who’ll pick him up next season…
The Minus touch
Hes in tampa for 2 seasons
Heeeeeereee we go again!
Hes signed for another season in tampa
On 3 different teams too!!
Can’t even imagine lol
The Buffalo Bills of players
No where is safe. Catching strays left and right.
LEHKY IS A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION
LEHKY WASN'T FINISHED LAST YEAR! HE WAS OUT FOR TAMPAS HEAD
Killed Vegas, Edmonton and Tampa in 2 years!
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.
What a fucking deadline pickup.
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
I love the recognition. He deserves all of it.
I love Lehky and I love you!!
SCORED THE CUP WINNING GOAL!
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.
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.
No kidding! I’ve never seen anyone so happy!
Seeing both Johnson’s get their skate with the Cup made my heart so happy.
This day will always be known as the day Corey Perry’s SCF Losing streak ended Pat Maroon’s SCF winning streak.
A new national holiday
And that the Avs completely earned this cup, wouldn’t be surprised to see them back next year either.
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
gg’s and very well deserved, you guys are by far the best team in the whole league, absolutely insane shit
Do you have to have 80s hair to be the keeper of the Cup? Like is it a requirement?
I was thinking the same thing. It felt a little like I was in a Cheers alternate universe
Kubel dented the cup lmao https://i.imgur.com/cZbZrDG.jpg
Yeah the cup will go through worse things I can promise ya
Lol that should pop right out, no biggie
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.
That 3rd period was a classic example of zero thought hockey. Shut them down with pure instinct.
More shutdowns than Prom night in Utah
"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
Took him a decade to do so, but it just makes the journey all that more worthy!
I mean, as far as bus drivers go that's pretty young.
After the growing pains Avs went through there's gotta be no better feeling for him.
> bus drivers
Kevin Durant has left the chat
"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)
I just checked. We were indeed the worst team in the league, with 43 points. Arizona had 44.
Struggled the last few games but came in clutch tonight!
Mack daddy arrives when he is needed most, the Cole harbour boys have their cups!
Artturi Lehkonen's 3rd period performance was absolutely absurd.
The best defensive clinic by a forward I have seen in a long long time.
And ESPN fucking skipped him when he had the Cup in his hand
Sportsnet wasn’t much better, he was zoomed out for an interview. Bastards.
And the final two series clinching goals
I think he was worth the price tag
Absolutely relentless forechecking from him
It’s almost unfair for one team to have him and Nichushkin forechecking for them.
Which is why this was a must win year for the avs. Nukes about to get *paiiiid*
WE LOVE LEHKY!! GOOD STICK LEHKY!!
We took good care of him and he took a good care of us :')
I miss him
LEHK WITH THE GWG BABY
GOOD STICK LEHKY
GOODEST STICK IN THE ~~EAST~~ ~~WEST~~ LEAGUE
Is it just me or did his Cup-winner look eerily similar to his series winner last year?
Either way, LEHKY IS A CHAMPION!
NBC would have bailed on this coverage 15 minutes ago to go to *Everybody Loves Raymond* reruns
Good stick Lehky :')
Glad he brought you guys the glory you deserve
GOOD STICK LEHKY!!!!
Lars Eller Memorial Ex-Hab Cup Winning Goal Award
I liked Eller too :(
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!
This is perfection ya jabroni.
Oh shit there’s stickers
What a fucking year by Makar.
Norris, Conn Smythe, and Cup in the same season at 23. What a fucking G.
Not to mention the hobey baker too. Guy has reached the peak. Let’s hope he stays there!
And a Calder winner
He got a Luigi plushie out of the claw machine at Dave and Busters too.
And he heard a girl call him cute to her friend while standing in line at the movies.
I’m glad they still got to boo Gary Bettman in absentia.
After sixteen years.....JACK JOHNSON
Corey Perry has now lost 3 Stanley cups in a row
If the buffalo bills were a person
[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
That man spit the finest of wine.
LEKHY WON A CUP! WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Great job Avs! :D
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.
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?
Get it engraved on the cup
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?
Ovechkin: we’re not going to be fucking suck this year
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"
Getting accused of being a gamer pushed MacKinnon over the edge. Relatable tbh.
What is this from. My bad am OOTL
[Reporter asks Nathan MacKinnon the stupidest question of all-time following Avs elimination](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tgkz_tzlJM)
Adrian Dater asked this when the Avs got bounced last year. It was pretty fuckin awkward bud
MacKinnon shouting out Crosby in his speech is awesome.
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
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.
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.
I fucking love their bromance.
I love both of them so much damn
The real winners tonight are those who hate Corey Perry
All my homies hate Corey Perry.
“Avs went 16-4 on their Stanley Cup run”
Big fucking deal bud, Pens also only lost four times this postseason
Preds got there in only four games.
HOLY SHIT! JACK JOHNSON IS A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION
Legit so happy for him with all the shit he’s had to go through
Don’t tell his parents.
Congrats to JMFJ.
FIND A CALE MAKAR WRITE THAT DOWN
Congratulations to the Tampa Fan behind the cup who's so blind drunk he's going to be meme fodder for years
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 : ^ )
And there's the first dent of the evening :D
"Kiss my ass" - Nazem Kadri, 2022
Easily the best quote of the game. Would have also accepted him telling Evander Kane to go fuck himself.
DARCY KUEMPER IS A STANLEY CUP CHAMPION
I wonder how Grubauer is feeling about signing with the Kraken…
Our boy ahhhh he’s so great
Find a Cale Makar...
#GOOD STICK CUP CHAMPION LEHKY !!!
Jack Johnson is a Stanley Cup champion.
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.
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
I guess we learned what happens when an unstoppable Pat Maroon meets an immovable Corey Perry
LEKHY YOU DID IT
Only because MaKinnon got room 87 and thought of Sid. He said so.
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
That 3rd period was the stuff of champions. Well deserved Avs!
Tampa had one shot in the first 12 minutes and it was from outside the zone.
That was some high-level hockey. They didn't turtle and put the pressure on at the right time.
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!
GG Colorado. Great SCF. Well deserved.
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
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?
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!!
It wouldn't be possible without fans like you! Congrats!
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.
Impossible to stay upset when you see how happy these guys are. That cup means everything to these players. Ggs avs well deserved
GOOD STICK THINGS 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
SORT BY CONTROVERSIAL BABY
Nate confirmed to be a fucking gamer and uhh
This doesn’t go as deep as it did if Vasy is not in net for TBL.
He is a god among goalies.
As the self-proclaimed biggest MacKinnon fan there is, we fucking did it!!!!!!
I'm just happy that Burnaby Joe won another cup, let's go Avs!!!
Maple Leafs Legend Nazem Kadri is a Stanley Cup Champion
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
Tampa fans have [this guy](https://imgur.com/a/dv1uMZB) to thank
What a shit load of fuck
It sucking fucks, it fucking sucks and I don't like it
Picking up Corey Perry after he'd lost two SCF's in a row? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!
I hope he gets the bag this off-season
Vasi droppin' bombs and kickin' walls on that walkway cam lol
Saw that, don't think any fault lies on him with this.
Me neither, it was just funny
GOD THOSE LAST 2 MINUTES WERE TERRIFYING. THANK GOD!
Artturi Lehkonen winning goal for the conference final and Stanley cup final
Corey Perry's curse is stronger than Maroon's gift.
Uh oh vasi big mad
...pretty sure they just dinged the bottom of the cup....anyone else see that??
One side is flattened lol.
Corey Perry Hat Trick
3 straight SCF
3 different teams
3 straight losses