How to Watch Lightning vs. Avalanche in the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The 2022 Stanley Cup Finals are set and primed to become an electric series.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Colorado Avalanche for the trophy. They also hunt different types of stories for their respective franchises.
The Lightning started the season as a two-time defending Stanley Cup champion. The team didn’t earn a top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but they find themselves in a familiar place and fighting for a title. Tampa’s playoff run began with a seven-game triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs and continued with a win over the Florida Panthers. Things got hot in the conference finals after the Lightning lost their first two games to the New York Rangersbut they scored four straight wins to secure another Prince of Wales Trophy.
While the Lightning lost two games in the conference finals, the Avalanche lost two games throughout the postseason. They began their dominant Western Conference playoff run with a win over the Nashville Predators. The St. Louis Blues extended their second-round streak to six games, but the Avalanche prevailed in this matchup as well. Colorado is now entering the cup finals after beating the Edmonton Oilers in yet another shot.
The two sides have contrasting histories with the trophy coming into this year’s championship series. The Lightning may just become the sixth team in NHL history Win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The Avalanche, meanwhile, hope to bring the award home for the first time in 21 years.
Here is all the information you need to know to prepare for the series between Lightning and Avalanche:
How can I watch the Stanley Cup Finals on TV?
In the US, every game in the series is broadcast on ABC. Games can also be streamed on ESPN+ and the ESPN app.
In Canada, games will be available on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.
What is the schedule for the Stanley Cup Finals?
The two teams will both have some time to prepare before the series begins on Wednesday.
Here’s the full schedule of the series:
- Game 1: Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET
- Game 2: Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET
- Game 3: Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET
- Game 4: Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. ET
- *Game 5: Friday, June 24 at 8pm ET
- *Game 6: Sunday, June 26 at 8pm ET
- *Game 7: Tuesday, June 28 at 8pm ET
Which team has home ice in the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals?
The series begins Wednesday in Colorado.
The Avalanche earned the Heimeis series after accumulating a 119-point lead in the Western Conference during the regular season. They will host games 1, 2, 5 and 7.