The 2022 Stanley Cup Final begins on Wednesday, June 15, as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Colorado Avalanche.
The Stanley Cup Final officially begins on Wednesday, June 15. The Tampa Bay Lightning look to complete the three-peat as Stanley Cup Champions, but they will have to get past the high-scoring Colorado Avalanche to do so.
Tampa Bay overcome adversity throughout these playoffs. They were on the verge of elimination in the first-round against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they overcame a 3-2 deficit to advance. Then in the Eastern Conference Finals, they lost the first two games to the New York Rangers before winning the next four. Now, they have the chance to become the first team to win the Stanley Cup in three consecutive seasons since the 1980-82 New York Islanders.
Colorado, on the other hand, have shown that they can score goals with relative ease. In just 14 games, the Avalanche have scored 65 goals, tied for the most in the playoffs. The Edmonton Oilers are the other team, but they scored that amount of goals in 16 games. The Avalanche have lost just two games in these playoffs, and they came in the second round against the St. Louis Blues. They swept the Nashville Predators in the opening round and the Oilers in the Western Conference Finals.
Here is all of the information you need to know regarding Game 1, including where to watch, where to listen and what the betting odds are.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Game 1 TV channel
Game 1 will air on ABC on Wednesday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be taking place at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colo.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Game 1 live stream
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Game 1 prediction
The Lightning were able to get past the Rangers, who looked absolutely exhausted following Game 3. But now, they have to face an Avalanche team that simply doesn’t let up. Tampa Bay has scored 16 goals in six games in the East Finals. Meanwhile, Colorado scored 22 goals in four games in the West Finals. We like Colorado’s chances of making an early statement at the expense of the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions.
Prediction: Avalanche 5, Lightning 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 1 odds
The Avalanche are favored by 1.5 points in Game 1. The moneylines for the game are -165 for Colorado and +145 Tampa Bay. The over/under for Game 1 is set at 6.0 goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning radio station
Lightning fans looking to listen to the radio broadcast can do so on 970 WFLA.
Colorado Avalanche radio station
For those wanting to listen to Colorado’s radio broadcast can do so on 92.5 FM/950 AM Altitude Sports Radio.