The champions answered the bell. Going 2-0 down in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Lightning lost a much-needed 6-2 win over the Avalanche. With the series now tied 2-1, the Lightning are one win away from tying two and pressuring the Avalanche in Game 5.
Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up 11 goals in the first two games of the finals. He came back in Game 3, conceding just two goals and ending with a .949 save rate. Is it that easy for Vasilevskiy to show up and Tampa to win? We’ll find out in Game 4.
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What helped Vasilevskiy is that the Lightning offense exploded heavily in Game 3 with six goals from six different players.
“I think that’s how you get to the places we’ve been,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after the game. “It’s quite a hassle.”
The effort was excellent, but overall it was just a game. The Lightning will need to replicate that effort if they plan to make it into a series.
The question is, can they?
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Game 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals.
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What channel is Lightning vs Avalanche on today?
- US TV: ABC
- US live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
- Canada TV: Sportsnet | CBC | TVA sports
- Canada live stream: NOW SN
Game 4 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.
Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Start Time
- Date: Wednesday June 22nd
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MDT
The Stanley Cup Finals resume with Game 4 on Wednesday, June 22nd. The puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET.
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Where is Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals?
- Place and City: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
The series was moved 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 4 Odds
- puck line: Avalanche -1.5 (+212) | Lightning +1.5 (-255)
- money line: Avalanche -119 | Flash -101
- About Below: 6.0
Sports Interaction Odds.
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||final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Monday, June 20th||game 3||flash 6, avalanche 2||final||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+|
* If necessary.