Artturi Lehkonen and the Colorado Avalanche players were thrilled after being crowned National Hockey League (NHL) champions.
The author of the Game 6 winning goal thought about his former Montreal Canadiens teammates including Shea Weber and Brendan Gallagher after the game.
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“Last year we had something special, but we missed our chance,” he told TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie at the microphone. They are good friends of mine. I hope that one day they will experience that.
“It’s an incredible feeling. To be honest, I don’t even know what to think. The last two seasons have been long after we lost here [à Tampa] last year. It’s surreal. It’s hard not to be proud.”
Avs head coach Jared Bednar became the first driver to win the ECHL, American Hockey League, and NHL championships.
“It’s hard to believe,” he said. I don’t realize it yet. I’m so proud of our boys and their resilience. You can tell by looking at them: they’ve given it their all since the start of the season.”
Roberval native Samuel Girard has not played since the second round but still won the Stanley Cup for the first time in his career.
“[J’ai] no words, listen. As you get older, this is the trophy you want to win. I’m glad my family is here. The City of Roberval, get ready for this summer!”
Remember, the Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in game six of the Finals to get their hands on their first title since 2001 and third in their history.
From waivers to the Stanley Cup
“Thank you to Joe Sakic for taking me out of waivers this season. I didn’t think this campaign would end like this, it’s a childhood dream. It’s incredible!”
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Joe Sakic repatriates the precious trophy
Joe Sakic won the Stanley Cup in the last Conquest of the Avs in the 2001 season as the organization’s captain. Now, in 2022, the great Manitou, as general manager, keeps the precious trophy at a distance.
From the great Nathan MacKinnon
“We had to learn to win. Our recent runs in the playoffs and tough times prepared us for that conquest.
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A beneficial return
Nazem Kadri injured his hand in the Western Conference Finals series against the Edmonton Oilers. After going under the knife, the forward made his presence felt on his return against Lightning. In his opinion, a roller coaster of emotions.
The dream of her life for Darcy Kuemper
“We learned from our setback in the fifth game. It’s a lifelong dream come true!”