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The Stanley Cup Final heads back to Amalie Arena in Tampa tonight for Game 6 between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Down 3-1 heading into Game 5, the two-time defending champs found a way to keep their hopes for a three-peat alive with a 3-2 victory on Friday. Tied 2-2 late in the third period, Ondrej Palat came through with a clutch goal to put the Lightning up and ultimately send the series back to Florida. Meanwhile in the net, Andrei Vasilevskiy had his best performance of the series with 35 saves and and a 94.6 save percentage.
Tampa Bay is now 3-0 in elimination games during this postseason while Colorado is 3-2 in closeout games.
The champs answered the bell in Game 5. Facing elimination on Friday, the Lightning pulled out a 3-2 win thanks to Ondrej Palat's goal in the third period.
It was the latest example of Palat's heroics. The Tampa Bay winger became the third player in NHL history to score three go-ahead, game-winning goals with under 10 minutes remaining during a single postseason.
Game 6 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 6 start time
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MT
The Stanley Cup Final continues on Sunday, June 26, with Game 6. Puck drop is set for shortly after 8 p.m. ET.
The Colorado Avalanche try again to put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa. The Avalanche lead the best-of-7 series 3-2. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN+). Below, we look at the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 6 odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
Tampa quieted the Colorado crowd in Game 5 and won 3-2 in what was an awesome performance by G Andrei Vasilevskiy. The officiating was really strict, which worked against Colorado, who may have been beneficiaries of some lax officiating in the previous tilt. Tampa adjusted its game, and Colorado was 0-for-2 on the power play after scoring on 50% of its PPs in the previous 3 games.
Colorado will have to play a better 5-on-5 game. The Avs got caught for too many men on the ice (in ironic fashion) with under 3 minutes to go, which really hamstrung their chances to get the extra attacker on. This was a close game. We were able to come away with a +155 winner on Tampa’s ML but missed on the Over in Game 5. Tampa hit a couple of posts, and Avs C Nathan MacKinnon had Vassy beat on a breakaway, but shot between his legs and wide of the net.
Kuemper stopped 26 of 29 shots in Game 5 and looked pretty good early on. He let a bit of a soft goal go in from D Jan Rutta on a slapshot from the point, and that seemed to unnerve him. He has been OK at best this series, allowing 2+ goals in 4 of 5 outside of the Game 2 shutout in which he only faced 16 shots. He’ll need to be better than an .898 SV% goalie to win this one.
Vasilevskiy really only allowed 1 goal in Game 5, and it was a fluky one. He made a save that took an awkward bounce, and he couldn’t find the puck. The Avs were right there for the rebound. The second goal went off his own player’s skate into the 5-hole. Beyond that, he was amazing and has put his team on his back. The Avs will keep coming, though.
The Avalanche squandered a chance to claim hockey’s most coveted prize Friday night on home ice. A 3-2 Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 6 back at Amalie Arena on Sunday.
Should Colorado come out on top in Central Florida, it will mark the organization’s third Stanley Cup since it relocated to Denver in 1995. But if the two-time defending champions emerge victorious, the sides will meet for a winner-take-all Game 7 at Ball Arena on Tuesday night.
Here’s all of the viewing information for Sunday’s Avs-Lightning game:
When: Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Live Streams: FuboTV — free trial | WatchESPN gszf