The 2022 Stanley Cup Final is set to start on Wednesday as the Avalanche meet the Lightning in the final series.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.
Avalanche vs. Lightning Game Info
Game Day: Wednesday, June 18, 2022
Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel: ABC (Regional restrictions may apply)
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Avalanche and Lightning Stats, Key Players, and Injuries
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.
The Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Ball Arena in Denver at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The Avalanche are favored in Game 2 and in the series over the Lightning, who are seeking their third straight campionship.
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Game 2: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Colorado Avalanche - Saturday, June 18 8e/7c/5p
Game 3: Colorado Avalanche @ Tampa Bay Lightning - Monday, June 20 8e/7c/5p
Game 4: Colorado Avalanche @ Tampa Bay Lightning - Wednesday, June 22 8e/7c/5p
Game 5: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Colorado Avalanche - Friday, June 24 8e/7c/5p (if necessary)
Game 6: Colorado Avalanche @ Tampa Bay Lightning - Sunday, June 26 8e/7c/5p (if necessary)
Game 7: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Colorado Avalanche - Friday, June 28 8e/7c/5p (if necessary)
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
How to watch the 2022 Stanley Cup Final without cable
There are a few options for fans in the United States to tune in to the Stanley Cup Final without cable.
You can stream every game of the Stanley Cup Final with fuboTV. There are also streaming sites like Sling TV, Hulu Plus Live TV and YouTube TV that all offer free trials upon signup.
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Can I watch the Stanley Cup Final on fuboTV?
Yes. fuboTV includes ABC. It offers a free trial upon signup.
Can I watch the Stanley Cup Final on Sling TV?
Yes. Viewers in the U.S. can stream every game of the Stanley Cup Final live on Sling TV. With the SLING Orange Sports Extra package, get $10 off your first month now with access to ESPN, ESPN and ESPN3.
Can I watch the Stanley Cup Final on YouTube TV?
Yes. The 2022 Stanley Cup Final will be on ABC, which is included in the package for YouTube TV. The streaming service offers a free two-week trial upon signup.
Can I watch the Stanley Cup Final on Hulu?
Yes. Hulu Plus Live TV includes ABC. Hulu's live TV package comes with a one-week free trial upon signup.
Can I watch the Stanley Cup Final on DIRECTV Stream?
Yes. DIRECTV Stream includes ABC as a local channel in applicable markets. You can check here to see if your market is included. DIRECTV Stream does not offer a free trial.