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Tonight, Game 1 between the Avalanche and the Lightning kicks off the action in the Stanley Cup Final.

It’s two teams that were predicted to be here at the start of the season, and now months later, they are the last clubs standing in the hunt for the Stanley Cup.

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The Avalanche have rolled through the postseason, needing just four games to beat the Predators in the first round, six to take down the Blues in the second and four to dismantle the Oilers in the Western Conference Final. They enter the final series as the favorites.

But it will be no easy task for Colorado as Tampa Bay is the reigning back-to-back champions. The Lightning needed seven games to defeat the Maple Leafs in the first round but followed that by beating the Panthers in four and the Rangers in six in the Eastern Conference Final.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Game 1 of the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final.

When is Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?

Date: Wednesday, June 15
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MDT

The final series begins Wednesday, June 15. Puck drop for Game 1 is set for 8 p.m. ET.

The Avalanche will enter the contest having had eight days of rest. They closed out the Western Conference finals on June 7.

The Lightning will have three days of rest before Game 1.

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How to watch Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

U.S. TV: ABC
U.S. live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
Canada TV: Sportsnet | CBC | TVA Sports
Canada live stream: SN NOW

Game 1 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 or 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 1 of the Stanley Cup Final?

Venue and city: Ball Arena, Denver

The series will begin at Ball Arena in Denver, home of the Avalanche. Colorado will be the home team in Games 1 and 2, as well as in Games 5 and 7 if those games are necessary.

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 odds

Puckline: Avalanche -1.5 (+168) | Lightning +1.5 (-202)
Moneyline: Avalanche -167 | Lightning +139
Over/under: O6.0 (-115) | U6.0 (-105)

Odds provided by Sports Interaction.

Stanley Cup Final schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date
Game
Matchup
Time
National TV
Wed., June 15
Game 1
Lightning at Avalanche
8 p.m.
ABC
Sat., June 18
Game 2
Lightning at Avalanche
8 p.m.
ABC
Mon., June 20
Game 3
Avalanche at Lightning
8 p.m.
ABC
Wed., June 22
Game 4
Avalanche at Lightning
8 p.m.
ABC
Fri., June 24
Game 5*
Lightning at Avalanche
8 p.m.
ABC
Sun., June 26
Game 6*
Avalanche at Lightning
8 p.m.
ABC
Tue., June 28
Game 7*
Lightning at Avalanche
8 p.m.
ABC

*If necessary

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