Stanley Cup Finals live streams 2022: How to watch Avalanche vs Lightning game 3 online right now

Valeri Nichushkin #13 of the Colorado Avalanche takes a shot on Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final
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When you tune in to watch NHL Stanley Cup Finals live streams online tonight, you get an Avalanche vs Lightning game 3 that's increasingly hard to predict. The odds are still going slightly in Tampa's favor, though.

Colorado won game 2 in a 7-0 flurry that can only be described as an avalanche. Returning home, Tampa Bay hopes lightning can strike at least once this series.

Stanley Cup Finals channels, date and time

Next game date and time: Game 3 is today (Monday, June 20) @ 8 p.m.
Where to watch in the U.S.:
Stanley Cup Finals air on ABC and ESPN Plus. ABC is available on fuboTV (opens in new tab) , which currently has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Tampa Bay should be able to make this interesting. Tt's been here before and knows how to win in the playoffs. The only question is if its men hoist Lord Stanley's Cup for a third season in a row. 

If your timeline is anything like mine, you'll know that Tampa Bay's veterans — Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos — have been key to its ability to not lose a single playoffs series since the 2019 post-season first-round ejection.

The Stanley Cup Finals continue today (June 20) and then extend as far as (possibly) the end of the month. For game 3, the Lightning is slightly favored to win with a moneyline of +100 (wager $100 to win 100), while the Avs are at -120 (wager $120 to win $100). Here's everything you need to know to watch the Stanley Cup Finals online:

How to watch Stanley Cup Finals live streams from anywhere on Earth

Having trouble actually getting ABC or ESPN Plus? Even if you can't watch the Stanley Cup Finals live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.

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Stanley Cup Finals live streams in the U.S.

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The Stanley Cup Finals live streams in the U.S. are just on ABC and ESPN Plus. The full Finals schedule can be found below.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package? With the right pick from our best cable TV alternatives, unlike with the NBA playoffs live streams (opens in new tab), we recommend fuboTV — the best network for sports that has ABC. One of the best streaming services, fuboTV starts with a 7-day free trial. 

You could also pull down ABC with one of the best TV antennas.

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ABC is on fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab). It specializes in international sports and has dozens of sports channels, including TUDN. We can also save you a dollar or two each month with our FuboTV promo codes (opens in new tab).

Stanley Cup Finals schedule

All times below are in ET.

* = If necessary

  • Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3
  • Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0
  • Game 3: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Monday, June 20 @ 8 p.m.
  • Game 4: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Wednesday, June 22 @ 8 p.m.
  • *Game 5: Tampa Bay @ Colorado on Friday, June 24 @ 8 p.m.
  • *Game 6: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Sunday, June 26 @ 8 p.m.
  • *Game 7: Tampa Bay @ Colorado on Tuesday, June 28 @ 8 p.m.

Stanley Cup Finals live streams in Canada

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Want to see who drinks from Lord Stanley's Cup this year? Hockey fans in Canada can catch the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals live streams on the CBC and the Sportsnet Now streaming service, SN Now (opens in new tab), on the SportsNet channel.

Stanley Cup Finals live streams in the UK

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NHL fans in the U.K. just need to find Premier Sports. It's available on Prime Video (opens in new tab) and Sky TV (opens in new tab) among other outlets. Premier Sports costs £14.99 per month (opens in new tab).

Alternatively, NHL.TV offers hockey games outside of the U.S. at varying prices.

Not in the U.K. right now? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Each game airs at 1 a.m. BST on the day following their U.S. airings, as delineated below:

  • Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3
  • Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0
  • Game 3: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Tuesday, June 21 @ 1 a.m.
  • Game 4: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Thursday, June 23 @ 1 a.m.
  • *Game 5: Tampa Bay @ Colorado on Saturday, June 25 @ 1 a.m.
  • *Game 6: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Monday, June 27 @ 1 a.m.
  • *Game 7: Tampa Bay @ Colorado on Wednesday, June 29 @ 1 a.m.

Stanley Cup Finals live streams in Australia

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Right now, Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is your best bet for watching Stanley Cup live streams in Australia, as that's a good source of ESPN down under. Since all seven games are on ESPN Plus and ABC, odds say Kayo will have the whole series. 

Not in Australia but usually a Kayo subscriber? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Each game airs at 10 a.m. AEDT on the day following their U.S. airings, as delineated below:

All times listed below are in AEDT:

  • Game 1: Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 3
  • Game 2: Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0
  • Game 3: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Tuesday, June 21 @ 10 a.m.
  • Game 4: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Thursday, June 23 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Game 5: Tampa Bay @ Colorado on Saturday, June 25 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Game 6: Colorado @ Tampa Bay on Monday, June 27 @ 10 a.m.
  • *Game 7: Tampa Bay @ Colorado on Wednesday, June 29 @ 10 a.m.

Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.