This song is sung when the Avalanche have a good lead in the third period. It is a victory song. Should the Avalanche win tonight, it will be the first time since 2001 that the Avalanche last hoisted the Stanley Cup. This is the third appearance in the Stanley Cup finals for the Avalanche.
Tonight, the Colorado Avalanche have clinched their third Stanley Cup in as many appearances. With the final from Tampa being Colorado 2 and Tampa 1, the Avalanche took the series at 4–2 in the best of seven games.
The Avalanche rallied for a victory for the 10th time in the playoffs to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2–1 in Game 6 Sunday night and end the two-time champions’ reign.
Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon had his best game of the series with a goal and an assist in the second period to help the Avalanche clinch the franchise’s third Stanley Cup with a 16–4 playoff record. Source: USA Today Sports
Being an Avalanche fan since they rolled into Denver, I am happy to see this. I am glad that after twenty-one years, we have the cup back. Our General Manager, Joe Sakic did an excellent job building this team. The fact that three teams passed on Cale Makar was a gift to the Avalanche.
The Avalanche have steadily improved since finishing last overall in 2016–17 and had finished second, first and third overall the past three regular seasons.
Colorado got knocked out in the second round in 2020 and 2021, last year being particularly difficult because the Avalanche lost in six games to the Vegas Golden Knights after taking a 2–0 series lead. Source: USA Today Sports
I am glad to see that the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t win this trophy for a third straight year. I do want to congratulate them on a well-played series.
This is the best part of the game, the time-honored tradition. After a great series, both teams line up and shake hands after it’s over with. Great sportsmanship.