Avalanche vs. Lightning live score, updates, highlights from Game 5 of 2022 Stanley Cup Final


In just a few short hours, the NHL may have its 2021-22 Stanley Cup champion. 

Game 5 in the Stanley Cup Final between the Avalanche and Lightning is set for Friday night. With the Avs holding a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, a Colorado victory would clinch the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title since 2001. 

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Colorado is one win away from a championship thanks to Nazem Kadri’s overtime goal in Game 4. The victory went to the Avs despite the controversy over how many players they had on the ice prior to Kadri’s tally. 

Back-to-back defending champion Tampa Bay is in danger of falling short of a historic three-peat. The Lightning are now tasked with winning three consecutive games against the Avalanche, two of them in Denver. 

SCF PREVIEW, PREDICTION: Lightning vs. Avalanche 

The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern).

Avalanche vs. Lightning score

Game 5 P1 P2 P3 OT F
Lightning 0 0 0 0 0
Avalanche 0 0 0 0 0

Avalanche vs. Lightning live updates, highlights from 2022 Stanley Cup Final


8:06 p.m.: Here’s how both sides will line up for Game 5. Cernak and Cirelli officially in for the Lightning. 

7:50 p.m.: Cernak and Cirelli are taking part in warmups and look to be good to go for Tampa Bay. However Point is listed as out, in addition to Burakovsky for Colorado. 

7 p.m.: The health of some key Lightning players is in question heading into Game 5. Erik Cernak and Anthony Cirelli were hurt in Game 4 but returned to the game. Cernak seems likely to slot in, while Cirelli may not. Brayden Point wasn’t ruled out by coach Jon Cooper. He missed the last two games of the series with a lower-body injury. There’s also a chance that Andre Burakovsky dressed on the Colorado side after leaving Game 2. 

How to watch the 2022 Stanley Cup Final

  • Date: Friday, June 24
  • TV channels: ABC (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live streaming: fuboTV | ESPN+ (U.S.) | SN Now (Canada)

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Avalanche and Lightning will be broadcast on ABC in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

The game can be live streamed on ESPN+ or fuboTV in the United States, and SN Now in Canada.

Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 5 start time

  • Date: Friday, June 24
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET 

Tampa Bay and Colorado go head-to-head in Game 5 on Friday, June 24. Puck drop will be shortly after 8 p.m. ET at Ball Arena in Denver. 

Stanley Cup Final schedule 2022

Date Game Matchup/result Time (ET)/Series National TV
Wed., June 15 Game 1 Avalanche 4, Lightning 3 (OT) Avalanche 1-0 ABC
Sat., June 18 Game 2 Avalanche 7, Lightning 0 Avalanche 2-0 ABC
Mon., June 20 Game 3 Lightning 6, Avalanche 2 Avalanche 2-1 ABC
Wed., June 22 Game 4 Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 (OT) Avalanche 3-1 ABC
Fri., June 24 Game 5 Lightning at Avalanche 8 p.m. ABC
Sun., June 26 Game 6* Avalanche at Lightning 8 p.m. ABC
Tue., June 28 Game 7* Lightning at Avalanche 8 p.m. ABC

* If necessary.

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