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    Avalanche defeat two-time defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning to earn Stanley Cup – National | Globalnews.ca

    Nathan MacKinnon could not come across the text. Gabriel Landeskog cracked a smile and a joke. Just after decades of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain immediately after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a intention and an help from MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise historical past and first in additional than two a long time by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Sport 6 of the last Sunday night. “It’s just been constructing about time,” playoff MVP-successful defenseman Cale Makar explained about the Avalanche’s journey. “I’ve been below only three a long time. A pair of difficult…