The Colorado Avalanche of Sturm wins the Stanley Cup
DrNico Storm of Augsburg won the Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche. Denver defeated defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 (0-1, 2-0, 0-0) in Game Six of the Final Series and thus the decisive fourth win.
Sturm is the fifth German professional ice hockey player to win the NHL Championship mega trophy. Most recently, national goalkeeper Philip Grobauer managed to win the Washington Capitals title in 2018. For Avalanche, this is his third title in its history and first in 21 years.
In Tampa, the landlords advanced through Captain Stephen Stamkos. Nathan McKinnon tied for his second goal in the last series, and Arturi Likonen scored in the second half to make it 2-1.
“It’s a feeling of disbelief. It’s hard to describe. Seeing all these warriors fighting, it’s an incredible feeling. Words can’t describe how I feel,” McKinnon told US TV. “The core of this group has been here for ten years. It’s unbelievable, it’s unbelievable.”
The Lightning team has won the Stanley Cup the past two years, but went to the Finals series against Colorado as an underdog. The avalanche kept his 100% success – every time the team reached the decisive streak for the title, they ended up winning the championship: 1996, 2001 and 2022.