The champs answered the bell. Down 2-0 the Lightning got a much-needed 6-2 victory over the Avalanche in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. With the series now 2-1, the Lightning are just one win away from tying it up at two and putting the pressure on the Avalanche in Game 5.
Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up 11 goals in the first two games of the Finals. In Game 3, he bounced back only allowing two goals and finishing with a .949 save percentage. Is it as simple as Vasilevskiy showing up and Tampa will win? We’ll find out in Game 4.
What helped Vasilevskiy is the Lightning offense exploded in a big way in Game 3 with six goals coming from six different players.
“I guess that’s how you get to the places we’ve been,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after the game. “Pretty great effort.”
The effort was stellar, but in the grand scheme of things, it was just one game. The Lightning will need to replicate that effort if they plan on making this a series.
The question is, can they do it?
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Game 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals.
What channel is Lightning vs. Avalanche on today?
- U.S. TV: ABC
- U.S. live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
- Canada TV: Sportsnet | CBC | TVA Sports
- Canada live stream: SN NOW
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final will air on ABC in the United States. Viewers in Canada can catch the game in English on Sportsnet and CBC and in French on TVA Sports.
Fans in the U.S. can live stream Avalanche vs. Lightning with ESPN+, the ESPN app or fuboTV. Canadian viewers can stream Sportsnet on SN NOW.
Stanley Cup Final Game 3 start time
- Date: Wednesday, June 22
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MDT
The Stanley Cup Final continues on Wednesday, June 22 with Game 4. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET.
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Where is Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final?
- Venue and city: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
The series shifted to Tampa for Games 3 and 4. With the Lightning win in Game 3, there will now be a Game 5 back in Colorado.
Stanley Cup Final Game 4 odds
- Puckline: Avalanche -1.5 (+212) | +1.5 (-255) Lightning TBD
- Moneyline: Avalanche -119 | Lightning -101
- Over/under: 6.0
Odds provided by Sports Interaction.
Stanley Cup Final schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
|Wed., June 15||Game 1||Avalanche 4, Lightning 3 (OT)||Final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Sat., June 18||Game 2||Avalanche 7, Lightning 0||Final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Mon., June 20||Game 3||Lightning 6, Avalanche 2||Final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Wed., June 22||Game 4||Avalanche at Lightning||8 p.m.||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Fri., June 24||Game 5||Lightning at Avalanche||8 p.m.||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Sun., June 26||Game 6*||Avalanche at Lightning||8 p.m.||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Tue., June 28||Game 7*||Lightning at Avalanche||8 p.m.||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
* If necessary.