Stanley Cup Final live streams: How to watch Avalanche vs. Lightning games without cable in 2022
Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning live stream, TV channel, start time, odds | 6/15/2022
Stanley Cup Finals: TV, live stream for Game 1 between Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning
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The 2022 Stanley Cup Final is set to start on Wednesday as the Avalanche meet the Lightning in the final series. All games in the series will be televised by ABC.
Tampa Bay is back in the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season. The club is aiming to become the first team since the Islanders in the early '80s to complete three championships in a row.
The Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Ball Arena in Denver at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The Avalanche are favored in Game 1 and in the series over the Lightning, who are seeking their third straight championship.
The Avalanche enter this series looking for their first Cup Final win since 2001. Colorado won’t have C Nazem Kadri, but goaltender Darcy Kuemper has said multiple times to reporters that he’s 100% healthy and ready to go for the series. Cale Makar enters as the favorite to win the Conn Smythe trophy at +180. Nathan MacKinnon is right behind him at +200 and leads the Avs in goals this postseason with 11.
The Lightning could have C Brayden Point back in the lineup for Game 1. He’s got a chance to play on Wednesday night after missing all of the past two rounds. If Point returns, that would be a huge boost for Tampa Bay at both ends of the ice. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Nikita Kucherov have the fast-track to Conn Smythe if the Bolts win again. Each is +400 on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has the perfect way to size up the Stanley Cup Final matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“They’re a team that’s looking to become a dynasty and we’re a team that’s looking to start a legacy,” he said.
The Lightning are trying to become the first NHL team to win three consecutive championships since the New York Islanders won four in a row from 1980-83.
The Avalanche have finished third, first and second overall in the regular season the past three years but were ousted in the second round the past two seasons before breaking through this year.
Tune in for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET on ABC when the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche sit in first place in the Western Conference. The Lightning rank fifth in the Eastern Conference.
Colorado won 6-5 on the road its last time out on June 6 against the Edmonton Oilers. Cale Makar had five points (one goal and four assists) for the Avalanche.
Tampa Bay won at home in its last game on June 11, 2-1 over the New York Rangers. The Lightning got two points each out of Ondrej Palat (two assists) and Steven Stamkos (two goals).
To prepare for this matchup, here is everything you need to prepare for Wednesday’s Stanley Cup Final action.
Opposing the reigning champs is Colorado, who has been one of the best teams in hockey the last few seasons — finally getting over that second-round hump that has been their Achilles heel the last four seasons. The Avalanche are looking to raise the third banner in team history, holding wins in 1996 and 2001.
It will be a star-studded series with two of the league's best defensemen going head-to-head in Cale Makar and Victor Hedman. There also will be dominant offensive weapons like Nathan MacKinnon and Nikita Kucherov, as well as elite goaltending in Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Here is everything you need to know about watching the 2022 Stanley Cup Final via live stream.
Lightning vs. Avalanche live stream
Date: Wednesday, June 15
Start time: 8 p.m. ET
TV channel: ABC, ESPN+
Live stream: ABC, WatchESPN, ESPN app
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NHL matchup, you can stream the game via ABC, WatchESPN or using the ESPN app. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll either need a cable login with access to watch ABC or a subscription to ESPN+. If you don’t have a cable login, you can sign up for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ for $6.99 or pay $69.99 for a full year of access.
How did the Avalanche and Lightning reach the Stanley Cup Final?
The Avalanche swept the Nashville Predators, beat the St. Louis Blues in six games and swept the Edmonton Oilers. The Lightning got past the Toronto Maple Leafs (seven games), Florida Panthers (four games) and New York Rangers (six games).
Who are the X-factors for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?
Defenseman Cale Makar, Avalanche: Wayne Gretzky has compared him to Bobby Orr. Makar is an elite skater who quarterbacks the power play and is solid defensively, too. He's one of the top candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Forward Brayden Point, Lightning: He has missed 10 games with a lower-body injury but was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, including on the third line and top power-play unit. He has led the league in playoff goals the past two seasons. If he plays, he'll give the Lightning an edge at center over an Avalanche team missing Nazem Kadri. bnmn