Avalanche advance to Stanley Cup Finals for first time in 21 years | USA TODAY

Colorado Avalanche fans went wild after their team defeated the Edmonton Oilers in overtime, sending the team to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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The Colorado Avalanche reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since their 2001 championship on Monday, shredding their reputation of a highly talented team that disappointed in the playoffs.

They staged a furious third-period comeback and won in overtime on a goal by trade deadline acquisition Artturi Lehkonen to sweep the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-5 victory in Game 4. Lehkonen, then with Montreal, also got the Canadiens into the Final last season with an overtime goal.

The Avalanche will face the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers series. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-1 with Game 4 on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) in Tampa.

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One comment

  1. Let’s go Avs!!!!!! Bring the Stanley Home to the Mile High!!!!!!!!! Definitely a fun time to be a sports fan in Denver!

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