Colorado Avalanche win Stanley Cup, player of Ukrainian descent gets MVP award

27 June, 12:07 PM
Makar is recognized as the best player in the Stanley Cup (Photo:Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Makar is recognized as the best player in the Stanley Cup (Photo:Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Denver-based Colorado Avalanche have won the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup, defeating Tampa Bay Lightning with a 4:2 score in the finals.

The Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player (MVP) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, was claimed by Colorado Avalanche’s Cale Makar – a Canadian player of Ukrainian descent.

This is the third Stanley Cup won by the Denver team, following victories in 1996 and 2001, putting them on par with Tampa Bay Lightning, who won in 2021, 2020, and 2004.

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Earlier, legendary Czech hockey player Dominik Hasek called on NHL teams to cut all ties with Russia, condemning its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

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