Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway in leading his team to a … Read more

Sports Bars prepare for packed Sunday night

DENVER — With the watch party at Tivoli Quad canceled, sports bars in Denver are preparing for a busier than normal night of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday. Those with Blake Street Tavern said Game 5 was a record-breaking night for them. “It was just chaotic, wall-to-wall people,” said Lindsay Law, the front-of-house manager. … Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning win 3-2 over Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of Stanley Cup final |

Keep the champagne chilled. It’s back to the slushy ice of Amalie Arena for the Colorado Avalanche after they failed to close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning overpowered Colorado with tougher physicality, clogged the neutral zone and once again relied on goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy’s firebolt reflexes to counter … Read more

Tom’s Watch Bar unveils robot server to help with customer orders

DENVER — Tom’s Watch Bar is unveiling a new robot server to help with customer orders during the restaurant’s busiest hours. Tom’s Watch Bar Operating Partner Refik Turkanovic said the robot is helping fill the restaurant’s labor gap. “It’s literally just to help out our employees. I mean, the restaurant industry is very fast-paced. It … Read more

Denver Police Prepping for Raucous Celebrations After Avs Seal the Deal

With the Colorado Avalanche one win away from securing its first Stanley Cup in over two decades, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen is encouraging fans to celebrate responsibly. “Stay out of the penalty box. We can do this. We’ve been here before. We’ve won the Cup before. We’ve won championships before. The best way to … Read more

Colorado’s Nazem Kadri comes back to put Tampa Bay on the brink

Nazem Kadri made his Stanley Cup final debut a memorable one. The former Maple Leafs star, playing his first game in 18 days due to surgery to repair a broken thumb, scored in overtime to put the Colorado Avalanche one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup. Their 3-2 win Wednesday gave them a 3-1 … Read more

Lightning and Avalanche’s Stanley Cup Final chess match continues with Game 2 Saturday |

Jon Cooper told his Tampa Bay Lightning players in the locker room following their Game 1 loss they need to be a lot better to take out the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final. After a day of rest, they got to work figuring out just how to do that. The two-time defending champion … Read more

Opinion | Tampa Bay is winning between the lines, regardless of what the Twitter critics think

Julien BriseBois, the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, has the sort of resumé that makes you question what you’ve been doing with your own life. The 45-year-old owns a law degree, a Master’s degree in business administration and has more than 20 years of NHL experience under his belt. His fingerprints are all … Read more

Andrei Vasiliveskiy didn’t want to to skate too much as a youngster. But he’s embraced his workload as an adult

DENVER—When Andrei Vasilevskiy was a youngster growing up in Russia, he faced an issue. He wanted to play hockey, but he didn’t want to do all that skating. “I didn’t want to skate on the ice too much,” the Tampa Bay goaltender said. “I thought that goalies had the easiest position in hockey. I was … Read more

Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to open Stanley Cup Final |

Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after an overtime goal by Andre Burakovsky in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay … Read more