How to watch Flyers vs. Lightning, Stars vs. Blues, 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs

Hockey might be the final sport you’d consider in the course of the canine days of summer season, however on this most uncommon 12 months, the NHL is again on the ice in August. As an alternative of resuming its common season, which was suspended in March, the NHL is leaping straight to the Stanley Cup playoffs with 24 of its 31 groups. 

Much like the NBA bubble in Disney World, the NHL resumed play in two hub cities. The Japanese Convention groups will play in Toronto, and the Western Convention groups shall be in Edmonton, Alberta. The Stanley Cup Finals can even be held in Edmonton.

This is what cord-cutters have to know to observe all of the Stanley Cup playoff action.

What is the schedule this weekend?

“Elimination Friday” saw five teams advance to the primary spherical of the Stanley Cup playoffs and 5 get, effectively, eradicated. NHL groups play the ultimate slate of video games this weekend earlier than the spherical of 16 begins. This is the complete schedule.

Saturday, Aug. 8

  • Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche, three p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on NBC
  • Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBC

Sunday, Aug. 9

  • Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals, 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues, three p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on NBC
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBCSN

Learn extra: NBA restart: How to watch live games from the bubble without cable     

The St. Louis Blues will look to repeat as Stanley Cup champions from their hub metropolis of Edmonton.

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How can I watch the Stanley Cup playoffs on TV?

Within the US, video games shall be proven nationally on NBC, NBCSN and the USA Community. The NHL Community additionally broadcast seven video games from the round-robin and qualifier rounds. 

In case you’re a fan of your native crew, you can watch most video games in your crew’s regional sports activities community — a regional Fox Sports activities or NBC Sports activities channel typically, corresponding to Fox Sports activities Midwest for St. Louis Blues video games, MSG for Rangers or Islanders followers within the New York space or NBC Sports activities Washington for Washington Capitals video games. 

Relying on the place you reside, one of many main dwell TV streaming providers might carry the native RSN that broadcasts your native crew’s video games. Not each service carries each RSN or native community corresponding to NBC, nonetheless, and a few groups aren’t out there on any dwell TV streaming service, so verify every one utilizing the hyperlinks beneath to verify it carries the community you need in your space. I’ve additionally included data for NBC, NBCSN, the NHL Community and the USA Community for nationwide hockey broadcasts.

Sling TV’s $30-a-month Sling Blue package deal consists of native NBC Sports activities RSNs, however not Fox Sports activities RSNs. Sling Blue additionally consists of NBCSN and USA Community. NBC can also be part of Sling Blue however will be watched dwell in solely a handful of markets. The $10-a-month Sports activities Additional add-on consists of NHL Community.

Read our Sling TV review.

FuboTV prices $60 a month and consists of Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs together with NBC, NBCSN and USA Community. You will get NHL Community for an additional $11 a month with the Sports activities Plus add-on. Click here to see which native channels you get.

Read our FuboTV review.

Hulu with Stay TV prices $55 a month and consists of Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs. It additionally options NBC, NBCSN and USA Community however not NHL Community. Click on the “View channels in your space” hyperlink on its welcome page to see which native channels are supplied in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

YouTube TV prices $65 a month and consists of Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs together with NBC, NBCSN and USA Community however not NHL Community. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which native networks can be found in your space.

Read our YouTube TV review.

AT&T Now TV Now’s $65-a-month Plus package deal consists of NBC, NBCSN and USA Community, however you will have to spring for the $80-a-month Max package deal to additionally obtain your native Fox or NBC Sports activities RSN. Neither plan options NHL Community. You should use its channel lookup tool to see which native channels can be found the place you reside.

Read our AT&T TV Now review.

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