The 13 best photos from Colorado’s Stanley Cup win

The Colorado Avalanche have finally tasted a sweet, sweet victory after 21 years.

On Sunday, the Avalanche beat back-to-back Stanley Cup champions — the Tampa Bay Lightning — 2-1 in Game 6, winning the franchise’s third overall title. Artturi Lehkonen scored the game-winning goal for the Avalanche after a frantic second period, then Colorado majestically neutralized the Lightning in the third.

Avalanche fans — and players! – were overjoyed after the hard-fought victory. Cale Makar deservedly won the Conn Smythe Trophy after posting 29 points in an absolutely deadly postseason. What more could you want from a Stanley Cup final, really?

As the dust settles on the Avalanche’s incredible victory, here are the 13 best photos from Colorado’s celebrations.

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