The Colorado Avalanche have moved on to the Stanley Cup final after sweeping the Edmonton Oilers, bringing Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram one step closer to the Stanley Cup.
Byram has seven points in 14 playoff games this season as well as a 12 +/-.
The coach had this to say about his team.
“I’m really impressed, hard not to be. From day one of training camp the way our guys have handled themselves, I feel like there’s always been a bigger focus than just winning regular season hockey games more so than in years past,” said head coach Jared Bednar.
“I think that’s just experience and guys learning what it takes to win myself included.”
The Avalanche have now swept two of their opponents beating both the Oilers and Predators in four. Only the Blues have taken them past four.
They will play the winner of the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning.