The toll of playing through the Stanley Cup playoffs can be felt.
Ahead of the Stanley Cup Final Game 3 matchup between Avalanche and Lightning, several notable players will be missing morning skates and being deemed questionable ahead of the crucial game that could take Colorado a win away from a title.
What players are available for Game 3? Here are the latest injury reports and estimated starting lines for each team ahead of Monday’s competition.
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Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 3 Injury Report
(As of Monday, June 20, 1:00 p.m. ET)
Avalanche Damage Report
|Andre Burakowski||day to day||hand injury|
|Nazem Kadri||day to day||broken thumb|
Lightning strike accident report
|Brayden point||Game time decision||leg injury|
Avalanche vs. Lightning lineups
The Lightning fielded their usual starting lineup with Ondrej Palat, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov on the front line with Victor Hedman and Jan Rutta in defense and Andrei Vasilevskiy in goalkeeping.
While Vasilevskiy didn’t compete in the morning skate, he is expected to start for the Lightning on Monday.
Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Valeri Nichushkin will form the forwards for the Avalanche, while Devon Toews and Cale Makar will start on defense. Darcy Kuemper will start at the net for Colorado.
How to Watch the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals
- US TV: ABC
- US live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
- Canada TV: Sportsnet | CBC | TVA sports
- Canada live stream: NOW SN
Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final will be broadcast on ABC in the US. Viewers in Canada can watch the game in English on Sportsnet and CBC and in French on TVA Sports.
Fans in the US can stream Avalanche vs. Lightning live using ESPN+, the ESPN app, or fuboTV. Canadian viewers can NOW stream Sportsnet on SN.
Avalanche vs Lightning game 3 start time
- Date: Monday June 20th
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MDT
The Stanley Cup Finals resume with Game 3 on Monday, June 20th. The puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.
2022 Stanley Cup Finals schedule
(All times Easter)
|Wed, June 15||game 1||avalanche 4, Flash 3 (OT)||final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Sat 18 June||game 2||avalanche 7, flash 0||8 p.m||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Monday, June 20th||game 3||Avalanche at Lightning||8 p.m||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Wed, June 22nd||game 4||Avalanche at Lightning||8 p.m||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Fri 24 June||Game 5*||Flash in case of avalanche||8 p.m||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Sunday, June 26th||Game 6*||Avalanche at Lightning||8 p.m||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Tuesday, June 28th||Game 7*||Flash in case of avalanche||8 p.m||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|