- 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 impressive about their Game 2 win. [Mile High Hockey]
- Winning doesn’t come without a price as Andre Burakovsky remains uncertain for Game 3 joining Nazem Kadri whose status is also up in the air. [NHL.com]
- On Erik Johnson’s long 15-year path to health and finally getting a chance at a Stanley Cup. [TheAthletic]
- Four of the top ranked prospects in next month’s NHL entry draft including projected first overall Shane Wright were treated to watching Game 2 live, as per tradition. [Sportsnet]
- Big Val Nichushkin is setting himself up for a big payday but the team values him highly.
Where does Valeri Nichushkin sit on Colorado's list of priorities this off-season? @JeffMarek and @FriedgeHNIC discuss his future with the club, Game 2 of the #StanleyCup Final, and more!— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 19, 2022
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