Jun 27, 2022 - Sports

The Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup, in 9 photos

The Colorado Avalanche pose with the Stanley Cup.
The Colorado Avalanche pose with the Stanley Cup. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The celebration of a Stanley Cup victory is unlike any other in sports.

What to know: The Colorado Avalanche β€” and its fans back in Denver β€” went bonkers after the team hoisted the Cup on Sunday for the first time in 21 years.

  • Here's a recap of how Game 6 unfolded on the ice:
The Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon fires a one-timer past Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy in the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Photo: Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images
The Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon fires a one-timer past Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy in the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Photo: Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images
Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) makes a save during the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Finals Game six against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper makes a save in Game 6. He gave up an early goal after a bad bounce but shut out the Lightning for the final two periods. Photo: Andrew Bershaw/Icon_Sportswire
Artturi Lehkonen #62 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates scoring a goal in the second period of Game Six.
Artturi Lehkonen celebrates scoring the eventual game-winning goal in the second period. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Defenseman Cale Makar played outstanding minutes and finished with 29 points in 20 games to win the NHL playoff's most valuable player award. Photo: Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images
Defenseman Cale Makar played outstanding minutes and finished with 29 points in 20 games to win the NHL playoff's most valuable player award. Photo: Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images
Darcy Kuemper #35 and Devon Toews #7 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 .
Goalie Darcy Kuemper and Devon Toews celebrate as time expires in Game 6 with the Avalanche securing a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Avalanche Captain Gabe Landeskog hoists the Stanley Cup
Gabe Landeskog, the 10-year captain of the Avalanche, is the first to hoist the Stanley Cup after the team's victory.
Erik Johnson #6 and the Colorado Avalanche celebrate winning the Stanley Cup.
Fourteen-year veteran Erik Johnson, the longest tenured athlete on a major sports team in Denver, lifts the cup over his head amid the celebration on the ice. Photo: Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images
Nazem Kadri #91 and the Colorado Avalanche celebrate winning the Stanley Cup after Game Six.
Nazem Kadri, who battled back from death threats and thumb surgery, kisses the Cup. He's the first Muslim-American to lift the trophy. Photo: Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images
 Colorado Avalanche coaches and players pose for a photo after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game Six of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final.
Colorado Avalanche coaches and players pose for a photo with the Stanley Cup. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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