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Why do Colorado Avalanche fans sing Blink-182’s ‘All the Small Things’ during games?

Colorado Avalanche are just one game away from claiming the 2022 Stanley Cup as they lead Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in the best of seven series

Colorado Avalanche fans celebrate

With their backs against the wall, two-time defending champion Tampa Bay beat Colorado (3-2) in Denver to close the gap to three wins to two, giving themselves a reprieve in the NHL Finals.

Colorado Avalanche, who are seeking a third title after 1996 and 2001, are still in pole position, but missed a golden chance in Game 5 to clinch the title in front of their own fans.

The Lightning, who had lost 48 hours earlier on home ice in overtime, responded like the champions they are, attacking the game aggressively.

Nazem Kadri #91 and Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche try to score while defended by Jan Rutta #44
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Nazem Kadri #91 and Mikko Rantanen #96 of the Colorado Avalanche try to score while defended by Jan Rutta #44Harry HowAFP

Game 6 will be played on Sunday in Tampa Bay. If Colorado wins it will be crowned champion. If not, a seventh decisive game will await the two teams next Tuesday, back in Denver.

Game 5: Colorado Avalanche - Tampa Bay Lightning: 2 - 3, Colorado lead three wins to two in best of seven series.

Already played:

Colorado - Tampa Bay: 4-3 (after overtime)

Colorado - Tampa Bay: 7-0

Tampa Bay - Colorado: 6-2

Tampa Bay - Colorado: 2-3 (after overtime)


Game 6, Sunday June 26: Tampa Bay - Colorado

Game 7 (IF necessary), Tuesday June 28: Colorado - Tampa Bay

‘All the Small Things’

‘Avs’ fans may still have a final opportunity to belt out Blink 182′s hit single ‘All the Small Things’ in a possible Game 7 with the song having become the unofficial anthem for Avalanche supporters at the Ball Arena.

Recognition for the 1999 alt-rock track getting an airing from fans in Denver is thanks to Avalanche in-house DJ Craig Turney (aka DJ Triple T). Turney decided to give the track an airing at a home game in 2019 and the track immediately caught on with Avs fans and is a classic pre-game chant for home fans.

“They just loved it,” Turney claimed when speaking to “It was organic. It wasn’t staged. Everyone was into it and it was like, ‘Wow, OK I think we’re really on to something here.’”