The Colorado Avalanche have dethroned the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning 2-1 last night to earn their first Stanley Cup in 21 years. It’s the third in franchise history since moving from Quebec in the ‘95 season.
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist in the win, and Cale Makar won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP as he led the team in scoring with 29 points in 20 games. He’s the third Av to win the award after Joe Sakic won it in ‘96 and Patrick Roy in 2001.
The Hockey Hall of Fame will introduce its class of 2022 this afternoon. Former Vancouver Canucks greats Daniel and Henrik Sedin, goaltender Roberto Luongo, former Detroit Red Wings winger Henrik Zetterberg and four-time Olympic gold medallist Caroline Ouellette are among those players eligible for induction for the first time.
The Memorial Cup will be presented Wednesday night in Saint John, New Brunswick. The host Saint John Sea Dogs are in the national championship final and they'll find out who their opponent will be when Quebec champion Shawinigan plays the Ontario champion Hamilton in today's semifinal game.
In the MLB, Right-hander Kevin Gausman gets the start as the Toronto Blue Jays begin an eight-game homestand by hosting the Boston Red Sox tonight at Rogers Centre. The Jays have dropped seven of their last 10 games and sit tied for fourth in the American League East.