Will a Stanley Cup champion be crowned Friday night?
The Avalanche bring a 3-1 lead back to Denver for Game 5 after sharing Games 3 and 4 with the Lightning in Tampa. Nazem Kadri scored the overtime winner on his return for Colorado in Game 4 to give the Avs a 3-2 win.
Thanks to Kadri, the Avs are one win away from lifting the Stanley Cup and ending the streak at home. Colorado has not lost a game at Ball Arena since Game 5 of Round 2, beating Tampa Bay 11-3 in Games 1 and 2 there.
The Lightning are on the verge of extinction, something back-to-back champions aren’t all that familiar with. They’ve only had two games this postseason with their backs to the wall; Now they need three wins in a row for a third cup.
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But the comeback starts with one, and that’s Game 5 on Friday night. Here’s everything you need to know before this crucial duel in the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals.
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When is the Stanley Cup final tonight?
- Date: Friday June 24th
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MT
Game 5 of the series is scheduled for Friday June 24th. The puck drop is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET.
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How to watch Avalanche vs Lightning game 5
- US TV: ABC
- US live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
- Canada TV: Sportsnet | CBC | TVA sports
- Canada live stream: NOW SN
Game 5 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, or 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.
Where is Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals?
- Place and City: Ball Arena, Denver
Game 5 takes place at the Ball Arena in Denver, home of the Avalanche. Colorado will also be the home team in Game 7 if needed.
Stanley Cup Final 5 Odds
- puck line: Avalanche -1.5 (+149) | Lightning +1.5 (-179)
- money line: Avalanche -180 | Lightning +150
- About Below: Over 6.0 (+100), Under 6.0 (-120)
Sports Interaction Odds.
2022 Stanley Cup Finals schedule
(All times Easter)
|date||Game||Match||time (ET)||National TV|
|Wed, June 15||game 1||avalanche 4, Flash 3 (OT)||final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Sat 18 June||game 2||Avalanche 7, Lightning 0||final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Monday, June 20th||game 3||Lightning 6, avalanche 2||final||ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+|
|Wed, June 22nd||game 4||Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 (OT)||final||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.