Artturi Lehkonen is second to help Colorado Avalanche win the third Stanley Cup title in franchise history by defeating host Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 on Sunday. I scored the first goal in the period.
Colorado, which also won the title in 1996 and 2001, rejected Tampa Bay's bid to complete three petes as the Stanley Cup champion.
Nathan McKinnon scored goals and assists, and Darcy Kaempfer made 22 saves for Avalanche, who set a franchise record in nine roadwins a year in the playoffs. Six clubs share the NHL record of 10 road wins.
Captain Stephen Stemkos scored and Andrey Vasilevsky set aside 28 shots for Lightning. Lightning was about to become the seventh team to force Round 7 after defeating 3-1 in the Best of. -Seven Cup final.
Kale Macker, Colorado has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as a playoff MVP.
Reconen hit the post in the second half of the first period, giving Colorado a 2-1 lead, and the second period remained at 7:32. Puck banked off Tampa Bay's defense Zach Bogosian's foot and leaned to the right at Reconen. Vasilenen sent a shot to Vasilevsky's glove for the eighth goal of the playoffs.
Tampa Bay scored the first goal in three consecutive games after converting the turnover to 3:48 in the first period. Puck took off Ondley Parat's skates and fired a shot at Stemkos on the right side. Stemkos sent a shot between Kaempfer's pads for the team leading the 11th goal in the playoffs and the second goal in the final.
Vasilevsky maintained a slim advantage in the first period after denying the chance of a point blank before getting help from the post of a shot from the front of Lekonen.
Avalanche successfully responded to the second period at 1:54 after McKinnon banked off Vasilevsky's blocker and fired a shot from the depths of the left circle that hit the net. McKinnon's goal was his NHL to connect him with Edmonton's Ebander Kane and co-lead the 13th of the postseason.
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