2022 Stanley Cup Final Schedule: Date, time, how to watch, schedule

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The stage is set.

A three-peat is in play for the Tampa Bay Lightning as they prepare to face the vaunted Colorado Avalanche, one of hockey's best teams this season but also a franchise that hasn't appeared in the Stanley Cup Final since 2001.

That changes Wednesday, when the Avalanche play host in Game 1 hoping to put an end to Tampa Bay's dynasty.

Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.

How to Watch the 2022 Stanley Cup Final

Who: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche

What: 2022 Stanley Cup Finals

When: Game 1 begins Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET

TV: ABC

Stream: WatchESPN with a valid ESPN+ account or cable subscription

2022 Stanley Cup Final Matchup

No. 3 Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8) vs. No. 1 Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7)

2022 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3 OT (Avalanche lead 1-0)

Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0 (Avalanche lead 2-0)

Game 3: Tampa Bay 6, Colorado 2 (Avalanche lead 2-1)

Game 4: Colorado 3, Tampa Bay 2 OT (Avalanche lead 3-1)

Game 5: Tampa Bay 3, Colorado 2 (Avalanche lead 3-2)

Game 6: Colorado 2, Tampa Bay 1 (Avalanche win 4-2)

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