The Tampa Bay Lightning will defend their title and go for a third straight championship when they face the Colorado Avalanche in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final. The series is set to begin on Wednesday, June 15 with Game 1 in Denver.
The Bolts defeated the New York Rangers in the Conference Final en route to their third straight Cup Final appearance. Tampa Bay had trailed 2-0 in the series before winning four straight to advance.
The Avalanche knocked off the Edmonton Oilers relatively easy in the Western Conference Final in four games. Colorado did lose C Nazem Kadri in the process. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper is also a bit banged up but is expected to be ready for the series.
Here’s a list of the teams who advanced to the 2022 Stanley Cup Final and how they got here.