Defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning aim to even the series on home ice against the Colorado Avalanche
E60 – Unrivaled: Red Wings vs. Avalanche premieres Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN
Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final continues Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN+ and the ESPN App as the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their bid for a three-peat alive after defeating the Colorado Avalanche in a closely contested Game 5 at Ball Arena on Friday night.
Ondrej Palat showed up big once again when his team needed him most, scoring his third go-ahead, game-winning goal of this postseason – all in the last seven minutes of the third period – to help the Lightning force Game 6. Andrei Vasilevskiy contributed with a 35-save performance, while Corey Perry added two assists. The Lightning became just the second team in NHL history to win at least four consecutive games while facing elimination, all by a one-goal margin.
With the Avalanche still leading the series 3-2, the Stanley Cup Final shifts back to Tampa’s AMALIE Arena, with the hosts hoping to force the second Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in the last four years.
The Stanley Cup Final Pregame Presented by Verizon begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+, and a special alternate presentation of the game – Ice Cast – will be available on ESPN+, giving fans a view of the matchup from above the ice and provide added player and team stats. In The Crease will stream on ESPN+ immediately following the conclusion of the game. All Stanley Cup Final games will also be available for replay on ESPN+.
The commentator and telecast information for each game is detailed below. Commentator assignments and coverage details for the Stanley Cup Final Game 7 – if necessary – will be announced in the coming days.
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