The Lightning had their backs against the wall heading into Game 3 — it was a must-win situation and the defending champions responded with a 6-2 victory to get back in the series.
A pivotal Game 4 looms large now that the Lightning have got on the board, but they’re still not out of the deep waters yet. A loss on Wednesday could see Tampa facing elimination on the road in Game 5, but a win could put the pressure on the Avalanche to hold serve on their home ice.
After being shut out in Game 2, six different Lightning skaters lit the lamp in Game 3. The scoring barrage led to a goalie change for the Avs. The netminder change opened up questions on who the Avalanche should start in net in Game 4 — a question no team wants to face this deep into their Cup run.
Can the Avalanche put the Cup Finals in a vice grip or will the Lightning turn the best of seven into a best of three?
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Game 4 of the Lightning vs. Avalanche Stanley Cup Final.
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 Wednesday, June 22, with Game 4. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET.
STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Avalanche vs. Lightning
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.
Where is Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final?
- Venue and city: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
The series has potentially one last game in Tampa. The Lightning will need to win Game 4 or 5 to force a return home for a possible Game 6.
Stanley Cup Final Game 4 odds
- Puckline: Avalanche -1.5 (+212) | Lightning +1.5 (-255)
- 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.