DENVER — Playing all seven games, the Colorado Avalanche ultimately took down the New Jersey Devils to get the Stanley Cup. The year was 2001.
The Avs, the newly-crowned 2022 Western Conference winners, are now set to return to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in more than 20 years.
Here's a look at what life looked like when Colorado made its last championship appearance.
"Lady Marmalade" was on top of the charts when the Avs secured their win on June 9.
"Gladiator" won the Academy Award for best picture. The first Harry Potter movie also debuted this year.
According to this Denver Business Journal article, the average home price in Denver was $257,170 in September 2001.
Bye, Mile High
Mile High Stadium closed in 2001; the Colorado Rapids played the last game there. The Denver Broncos then moved to the new stadium, now called Empower Field at Mile High.
Smoking marijuana was not allowed, legally, in Colorado or anywhere else in the United States. Coloradans could still smoke cigarettes inside in 2001.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, still an item at the time, wore their iconic denim-on-denim-on-denim ensembles to the American Music Awards.
The world met the iPod for the first time.
The price of a gallon of gas started with a 1.
Top TV show
Person of the year
After the devastating terrorist attack in New York City, also in 2001, Time named
Rudy Giuliani the Person of the Year.
Republican Bill Owens was governor of Colorado. He is the state's only elected Republican governor in the last 50 years.
Emily and Jacob were the most popular baby names in Colorado in 2001.
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