Patric Hornqvist beat Pekka Rinne from alongside the net with 1:35 to play, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators, 2-0, to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup in a controversial Game 6 on Sunday.
With football season in full swing on the high school, college and professional levels, and with Major League Baseball just days away from playoff action, one might think that football and baseball are the only sports in town.
The NHL season is coming to a close and in my opinion the man who will win the coach of the year award should be Patrick Roy. In his first year behind the bench Roy (pronouced "Waa", for the rookies) has made the Colorado Avalanche one of the top teams in the Western Conference.
The NHL, the Players’ Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation have reached an agreement to allow the players to represent their countries in the up coming Winter Games. It will be the fifth Olympics featuring NHL players since they were first allowed to represent their countries in 1998. The NHL will interrupt its season from Feb. 9-26 for the tournament, which will take place from
For the past 18 seasons Pierre Lacroix has been in the front office of the Colorado Avalanche. In that time He made deals to bring Patrick Roy, Rob Blake and Ray Bourque to the Avalanche and two Stanley Cup titles, not a bad run. On Friday Lacroix stepped down as president of the team and will hand the keys to a couple of familiar faces, but he will stay on as an advisor.
The Colorado Avalanche wrapped up the lockout-shortened season with a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday night and on Sunday Joe Sacco was fired as head coach. The Avalanche never really got on track this year and missed the playoffs for the third straight season. Sacco had one year left on his deal and lead Colorado to a 130-134-30 record in his four seasons.