Monday night in Denver, the Colorado Avalanche silenced an Edmonton Oilers team that had come all this way to take them on their home ice with a 6-5 overtime victory, and now the Colorado Avalanche are in the finals! They’ll face off against either Tampa Bay or New York for their chance at Lord Stanley’s Cup. New York leads that series 2-1. It’ll be the Colorado Avalanche’s first appearance in the final round since 2001.
#GoAvsGo THE MOST FUN pic.twitter.com/3Sz7a0Bgtm
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The Edmonton Oilers had their chances to stay alive in Game 4, but they squandered two multigoal leads. The team was ahead by two goals halfway through the third period only for three straight unanswered Avalanche goals before Zack Kassian tied the game 5-5 late in regulation to force overtime, where Artturi Lehkonen ended Edmonton’s hopes of an eventual Cup Final bid with the game-winning goal.
🎶 Turn the lights off. Carry me home. 🎶#StanleyCup | #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/uQaexCcaab
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The Avalanche have played for the Cup twice in their franchise history, winning both series. In 1996, they defeated the Florida Panthers. In 2001, they outlasted the New Jersey Devils.
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