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Mile High Hockey Jun 25, 2022
Recap: Avalanche struck by Lightning 3-2

Recap: Avalanche struck by Lightning 3-2

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ It’s becoming harder and harder to describe the nature of events that happen at Avs games when games like tonight happen. Emotions were high as the Colorado Avalanche looked to win the Stanley Cup in front of their home fans. But, it would be the Tampa Bay Lightning playing spoiler, as they came out on top 3-2. The Bolts are still behind 3-2 in the series but now have all the momentum and energy on their side going back home with their home crowd behind them. It almost feels like it’s already going seven games in this series if that’s the...
Mile High Hockey Jun 24, 2022
Game 5 Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Game 5 Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via It’s a Colorado Avalanche gameday! We are one hour away from the puck drop for Game 5 of this Stanley Cup Final! Your Colorado Avalanche could be 60 minutes or a little more away from winning the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history. In their last two Final appearances, they both wound up on top. If they manage to pull it off, it will be the first time the Cup would be back in the hands of an Avalanche member since the infamous hand-off from Joe Sakic to Ray Borque back in 2001. Will they get it...
Mile High Hockey Jun 24, 2022
Preview: Time to close it out

Preview: Time to close it out

Photo by Andrew Bershaw /Icon_Sportswire The Avs can finish the marathon tonight. The Stanley Cup Final now transitions back to Denver for a big Game 5 Friday night at Ball Arena. The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning are reaching the back end of the series, with the Avs looking to make history on home ice. Folks, it cannot be understated: this is the biggest game of the year. It is the biggest game of the year for each club each for a very different reason. All that can be said is this: the Cup will be in the building. Colorado Avalanche The Avs come home to...
Mile High Hockey Jun 23, 2022
Faced with several challenges, Nazem Kadri is one win away from history

Faced with several challenges, Nazem Kadri is one win away from history

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Kadri has been the headline of the playoffs whether he’d want to be or not. Nazem Kadri. Colorado Avalanche folklore. Take a bow. Avs fans may not ever be able to repay you for your actions. The centerman returned for the first time in 18 days last night for Game 4 of this Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who played hero with his incredible overtime win. Just coming off of surgery for his broken thumb, struggling to even grasp his stick fully, he got the job done and sent the Avs to the cusp of the Cup. Here is Nazem...
Mile High Hockey Jun 23, 2022
Recap: Avalanche steal Game 4 with 3-2 OT win

Recap: Avalanche steal Game 4 with 3-2 OT win

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ One! Win! Away! The Colorado Avalanche came into Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning looking to split the road games and have a chance for the Cup at home. They did just that, with a 3-2 overtime win on the road at Amalie Arena Wednesday night. It was a win showered with resilience, controversy, and unknowingness as the night concluded. The Avs managed to fight through it all, and now have the chance to make history once again heading into the game of the year. First Period The Avs started out on the wrong foot immediately. Just 36...
Mile High Hockey Jun 22, 2022
Game 4 Open Thread: Avalanche vs. Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Game 4 Open Thread: Avalanche vs. Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Mike Carlson/ It’s a Colorado Avalanche playoff gameday! The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to play Game 4! The Lightning responded to a blowout by dominating the Avalanche by a score of 6-2 the last time these two met. Amalie Arena hosts its second contest of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final. Can Colorado respond similarly to the way Tampa responded to being dominated in Game 2? They will have to if they want to earn themselves a chance to hoist at home in Game 5. This tremendous opportunity should bring the best out of a team that is just two...
Mile High Hockey Jun 22, 2022
Game 4 Preview: Avs, Lightning run it back in Tampa

Game 4 Preview: Avs, Lightning run it back in Tampa

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Avalanche can give themselves a chance at hoisting at home with a victory tonight. The Colorado Avalanche will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The Bolts scorched earth on the Avalanche in Game 3, winning 6-2 on the back of a four-goal second period. Can Colorado respond with a more confident performance? Colorado Avalanche Colorado has much to correct following a Game 3 loss that featured plenty of self-inflicted errors. I’d say that Colorado hurt themselves by making mistakes...
Mile High Hockey Jun 22, 2022
Morning Flurries: Cale!

Morning Flurries: Cale!

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports All Avalanche Cale! The Colorado Avalanche defenseman has been crowned as the top blueliner this season, winning the Norris Trophy last night. [Mile High Hockey] After Game 3’s loss, it’s truly gut check time for the Avs. [Mile High Hockey] In case you missed Monday’s Game 3, here’s the recap for you. [Mile High Hockey] Down Below A member of the Toronto Maple Leafs earned the Hart Trophy for the first time in decades, as Auston Matthews walked away with the MVP title last night. [Pension Plan Puppets] Pete DeBoer is probably...
Mile High Hockey Jun 21, 2022
Cale Makar wins Norris Trophy

Cale Makar wins Norris Trophy

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The star defenseman adds a new trophy to his collection. It was announced tonight at the NHL Awards Ceremony that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy for best defenseman in the NHL. He beat out other superstar defensemen he’s faced this postseason such as Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Cale Makar is your Norris winner! #GoAvsGo #FindAWay— z - Mile High Hockey (@MileHighHockey) June 21, 2022 It was an incredibly tight vote between the three...
Mile High Hockey Jun 21, 2022
Gut check time for the Avalanche

Gut check time for the Avalanche

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Does Colorado have the will to beat the peskiest champions in a war of attrition? Game 3 ended as the worst playoff defeat for the Avalanche during their quest for the cup after the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated them by a score of 6-2. Colorado scrambled to find answers during a second period that featured four goals for the opposition. No matter how many times Jared Bednar shook the eight ball, the message read, “try again” for the rest of the evening. Tampa Bay isn’t going to go quietly into the night as the Oilers and Predators did....
Mile High Hockey Jun 21, 2022
Recap: Colorado falls 6-2 after second-period struggle

Recap: Colorado falls 6-2 after second-period struggle

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Two goals from the captain weren’t anywhere like enough, but Colorado still holds 2-1 series lead. Before the puck dropped, the game could have gone either way. The Colorado Avalanche had seven wins on the road, and the Tampa Bay Lightning was undefeated at home. With a 2-0 lead, the Avalanche were in the best position, but that undoubtedly made the Lightning even more hungry for a win. In the end, it was a disastrous second period that cost Colorado this game. The first period The first period was a mixed experience for the Avalanche. There...
Mile High Hockey Jun 20, 2022
Game 3 Open Thread: Avalanche vs. Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Game 3 Open Thread: Avalanche vs. Lightning (6:00 p.m.)

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via It’s a Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup gameday! The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off tonight at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The Avalanche trounced Tampa in Game 2 and hope to continue their dominance of the back-to-back champions. Beating the Lightning and scoring seven goals on Vezina winner Andrei Vasilevskiy is no easy task, but Colorado was able to find a way to do just that. The old adage is that it’s not a series until one team loses at home. Colorado is undefeated on the road during their...
Mile High Hockey Jun 20, 2022
Game 3 Preview: Avs return to Tampa

Game 3 Preview: Avs return to Tampa

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Colorado has Tampa in a must win situation up 2-0 in the series. The Colorado Avalanche return to Florida for the first time since October 2021 to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Can the Lightning steal some thunder from Colorado, or will the Avalanche take a commanding series lead? Colorado put on a dominant display in a lopsided 7-0 victory and now leads the best-of-seven series two games to none. Colorado Avalanche The story of Game 2 was Colorado’s speed and puck support. They were able to break...
Mile High Hockey Jun 20, 2022
Morning Flurries: Big week ahead

Morning Flurries: Big week ahead

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Your daily dose of Avalanche news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. As we enter the last week of Avalanche hockey all eyes are focused on them as they attempt to close out their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning and hoist the Stanley Cup. All Avalanche Is it any coincidence the Colorado Avalanche became unbeatable at home after a friend sprinkled a die-hard fan’s ashes on Ball Arena ice? [Denver Post] The Avalanche get a lot of credit for their offense but their defensive performance is what was most...
Mile High Hockey Jun 19, 2022
The Avalanche’s seven-goal outburst over the two-time defending champs isn’t the headline

The Avalanche’s seven-goal outburst over the two-time defending champs isn’t the headline

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports In this instance, zero is bigger than seven, as crazy as that sounds. I realize that this piece already lacks some internal logic—that by putting “the Avalanche’s...

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