The Colorado Avalanche outlasted the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night, grasping the Stanley Cup Trophy to the delight of Twitter.
The thrilling Stanley Cup Final series between the Avalanche and the Lightning ended on Sunday night with a Game 6 victory for Colorado.
The Avs fell behind 1-0 in the first period but fought back to take the lead in the second. They saw out the victory through a frantic third period to win 2-1.
Even as the final minutes of the game played out, people on Twitter were split between analysis mode and heart attack mode.
It eventually did tick down to zero and the Avs got to celebrate.
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Other sports teams in Colorado got in on the celebration as well.
Colorado’s Stanley Cup win was their first since 2001 and the third in franchise history.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, their 16-4 record in the postseason is the second-best in NHL history since 1987 when the league adopted a best-of-seven model.
Steven Stamkos put the Lightning ahead with an assist from Ondrej Palat. Colorado hit back with a goal from Nathan MacKinnon, who also logged an assist, just two minutes into the second period. Artturi Lehkonen scored the go-ahead goal 12 minutes into the period.
Avalanche goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper made 22 saves as the defense in front of him kept Tampa Bay at bay. Defenseman Cale Makar was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.