Boy, are the Lightning glad to be heading home.
The Stanley Cup Final has not been kind to the defending champions thus far. The Avalanche controlled the play in Games 1 and 2 to take a 2-0 series lead to Tampa.
After a 4-3 overtime win in Game 1, Colorado jumped all over Tampa Bay in Game 2 and cruised to a 7-0 victory. The Avs’ speed proved too much for the Lightning to handle; they gave up three goals in the first period for a second consecutive contest.
Tampa Bay heads back home down 0-2 in a series yet again. The Lightning dropped both games in New York to begin their conference finals series against the Rangers before ripping off four straight victories. They will need to summon the same magic against the Avalanche.
On the other side, the Avalanche have looked sensational through two games, getting scoring from up and down the lineup and solid play in net from Darcy Kuemper. They now are halfway to securing the franchise’s first Stanley Cup win since 2001.
STANLEY CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Avalanche vs. Lightning
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Game 3 of the Lightning vs. Avalanche Stanley Cup Final.
When is Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final?
- Date: Monday, June 20
- Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MT
Game 3 of the final series is Monday, June 20. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET.
Where is Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final?
- Venue, city: Amalie Arena, Tampa
The series shifts to Amalie Arena, home of the Lightning. Tampa Bay will be the home team in Games 3 and 4, as well as in Game 6 if necessary.
How to watch Game 3 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 3 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.
Stanley Cup Final Game 3 odds
- Puckline: Avalanche TBD | Lightning TBD
- Moneyline: Avalanche TBD | Lightning TBD
- Over/under: TBD
Odds provided by Sports Interaction.