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One of the best tournaments in sports is skating towards the finish line as we head into game 6 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Finals.
Game 5 saw the Tampa Bay Lightning hold onto their chance at the Stanley Cup trophy, beating the Colorado Avalanche and narrowing their series deficit to 2-3. It’ll be quite a feat if the Lightning can pull off a comeback series win, as only 31 teams have overcome a 3-1 series deficit (most recently, the New York Rangers in this year’s Eastern Conference Finals), but Bolts fans are still hopeful — especially as Game 6 will take place in Tampa.
If you’re looking to catch all the action live, read on: Below is everything you need to know about the 2022 NHL Finals, including how to watch games on TV, where to stream Avalanche vs. Lightning game 6 online, and even a few ways to watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals for free online.
Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals 2022 Dates, Location
Game 6 of the NHL Finals is happening on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with the series extending no longer than June 28.
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How to Watch Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals on TV
To watch the Stanley Cup Finals on live TV you’ll need ABC, or ESPN3 which has simulcasts of the ABC broadcasts. Although other Playoffs games were divided among other broadcasters, the Finals are exclusively broadcasted by ABC.
How to Watch Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals Online Without Cable
Luckily for any cord-cutters, you don’t need cable to watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals. Below are a few ways to stream the Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals online — all of which let you watch the Stanley Cup Finals on streaming devices like Roku and Firestick, smart TVs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
1. Stream Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals on Sling
One of the best ways to watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals online is through a live TV streaming service. We like Sling, which delivers live access to ESPN3 for simulcasts of the NHL Finals games.
2. Stream Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals on ESPN+
The cheapest way to stream the Stanley Cup Finals is to subscribe to ESPN+. The ESPN service will let you live stream all Avalanche vs. Lightning Finals games online for $6.99 a month or $69.99 if you opt for an annual membership.
3. Stream Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals on DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream is one of our favorite ways to watch live TV online, essentially packaging a DirecTV cable package as a streaming service. You’ll get live access to ABC (as well as over 65 other channels), letting you watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals online.
4. Stream Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals on fuboTV
Another great live TV streaming service is fuboTV. The streaming service includes ABC in its channel lineup (which has hundreds of other channels) letting you watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning finals online. A fuboTV subscription costs $69.99 a month, but starts with a seven-day free trial.
5. Stream Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals on Hulu + Live TV
Bringing over 75 live TV channels, plus free membership to Hulu on-demand, ESPN+, and Disney+, Hulu + Live TV is one of the best deals in streaming. With ABC in its channel lineup — as well as the included free ESPN+ subscription — you’ll have two ways to watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals online. The whole Hulu + Live TV package costs $69.99 per month.
How to Watch Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals Online Free
Together, these free trials will let you watch the Avalanche vs. Lightning NHL Finals online for free for 12 days. That’s more than enough to watch games 6 and 7, if necessary, for free.
Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals: Schedule, Record, Predictions
Both the Avalanche and the Lightning had a relatively breezy road to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Avalanche, who entered the tournament as a No. 1 seed, have lost just two games in the whole NHL Playoffs this year.
The Lightning, meantime, proved their title as the two-time reigning Stanley Cup champions. In the second round, the Lightning swept the No. 1-seeded Panthers in a 4-0 upset victory, and went on to beat the New York Rangers in six games.
But the Avalanche has a 2-0 regular-season record against the Lightning this season, and remain the favorite to take home the Stanley Cup — especially after grabbing three wins in the first four games against the Bolts. Of course, the Lightning are in their comfort zone at the Stanley Cup Finals, so it’s still anyone’s game.
Below is a full schedule for the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Finals Series:
Game 1: Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET in Denver
Game 2: Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET in Denver
Game 3: Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m. in Tampa
Game 4: Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. in Tampa
Game 5: Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. in Denver
Game 6: Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. in Tampa
*Game 7: Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. in Denver