Avalanche vs Lightning live stream: how to watch 2022 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 online – Bolts seize momentum at Amalie

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) skates around the net for a wrap around goal attempt during the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Finals
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How quickly the momentum shifts. The Bolts jolted back into life with a 6-2 win on Monday, halving the series deficit and tripling their Stanley Cup Finals goal count. Having looked like they'd run away with the series, it's now the Colorado Avalanche who need to answer the critics. Their first road defeat of the 2022 playoffs has come at a very tricky time. Do they have the character to wrestle back control at Amalie? Read on as we explain how to watch a Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning live stream and get the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 online from wherever you are.

Avalanche vs Lightning Game 4 live stream

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Time: 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 1am BST / 10am AEST

Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

FREE live stream: CBC Sports (CA)

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US TV coverage: ESPN Plus or ABC/ESPN3 via $17.50 Sling TV discount

Global streams: Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU) | Premier Sports (UK)

A goalie dilemma is the last thing Jared Bednar needed right now, but Darcy Kuemper has left him with a decision to make. The Avs' first choice had to be taken out of the firing line after conceding five goals from 22 attempts in a disastrous 18 minutes of play, and Pavel Francouz looked a lot more solid when he came on. The Canadian stopper tends to bounce back fast from bad performances, but the Amalie crowd will be on top of him from the word go.

Whoever gets the nod will be hoping that Game 4 comes too soon for Nikita Kucherov, who laid on two assists on Monday before leaving the rink early after a late cross-check by Devon Toews. Brayden Point also looks unlikely for the Lightning, while Avalanche star Nazem Kadri is said to be nearing a return after undergoing thumb surgery last month.

With the Lightning suddenly in the ascendancy, the Avs need to focus on their game and not the occasion. Read on for all you need to know to get an Avalanche vs Lightning live stream online so you can watch the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 from wherever you are in the world.

2022 Stanley Cup Finals schedule and TV channels

All times are given in ET

  • Game 1: Lightning 3 - 4 Avalanche
  • Game 2: Lightning 0 - 7 Avalanche
  • Game 3: Avalanche 2 - 6 Lightning
  • Avalanche vs Lightning Game 4: Wednesday June 22, 8pm
  • Lightning vs Avalanche Game 5: Friday June 24, 8pm
  • Avalanche vs Lightning Game 6*: Sunday June 26, 8pm
  • Lightning vs Avalanche Game 7*: Tuesday June 28, 8pm

(* = if required)

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How to watch Avalanche vs Lightning: live stream Stanley Cup Finals FREE in Canada

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NHL fans in Canada are amongst the luckiest in the world, as the entire 2022 Stanley Cup Finals series is being live streamed for free on the <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/sports" data-link-merchant="cbc.ca"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CBC Sports website.

The full Avalanche vs Lightning schedule is listed above, but the main thing you need to know is that every game is scheduled to start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Every game is also being shown on the CBC and Sportsnet TV channels, as well as on SN Now, with prices starting at $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year. But why pay when you can watch Avalanche vs Lightning for free on CBC Sports?

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How to watch a 2022 Stanley Cup Finals live stream from outside your country

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How to use a VPN for the Stanley Cup Finals

Using a VPN to watch the Stanley Cup Finals free on CBC Sports is as easy as one-two-three...

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2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from Canada, just head to the CBC Sports streaming service

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Every single game of the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals is being televised on both ABC and ESPN 3. If you don't have either of those channels as part of your TV package, you can still watch the full Avalanche vs Lightning series without the commitment or expense of cable. 

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In the UK, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals are being shown on Premier Sports, but be warned that each game of the Avalanche vs Lightning series is set to get underway at 1am BST. 

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Each game of the Avalanche vs Lightning series is set to begin at 10am AEST.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.