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How to watch the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs





Hockey might be the final sport you’d consider through the canine days of summer time, however on this most uncommon yr, 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.

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

Here is what cord-cutters must know to look at all of the Stanley Cup playoff action.

What is the schedule this week?

The preliminary video games of the restarted NHL schedule over the past couple weeks, dubbed the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, decided which groups superior to the spherical of 16 that began final week. All sequence are better of seven video games. Here is the schedule for at this time and tomorrow.

Monday, Aug. 17

  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (TB leads 2-1), Three p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes (COL leads 2-1), 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes (BOS leads 2-1), eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks (VAN leads 2-1), 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) on NBCSN

Tuesday, Aug. 18

  • Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens (PHI leads 2-1), Three p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars (sequence tied 2-2), 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders (NYI leads 3-0), eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Chicago Blackhawks vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights (VGK leads 3-1), 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) on NBCSN

Listed below are the first-round matchups of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.


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

How can I watch the Stanley Cup playoffs on TV?

Within the US, playoff video games can be proven nationally on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, NHL Community and USA Community. When you’re a fan of your native staff, you can watch most video games in your staff’s regional sports activities community — a regional Fox Sports activities or NBC Sports activities channel generally, resembling 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 Capitals video games. 

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

Sling TV’s $30-a-month Sling Blue package deal contains native NBC Sports activities RSNs, however not Fox Sports activities RSNs. Sling Blue additionally contains NBCSN and USA Community. NBC can also be part of Sling Blue however may be watched reside in solely a handful of markets. The $10-a-month Sports activities Additional add-on contains NHL Community, and the $5-a-month New Additional add-on contains CNBC.

Read our Sling TV review.

FuboTV prices $60 a month and contains Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs together with NBC, NBCSN, CNBC 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 contains Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs. It additionally options NBC, NBCSN, CNBC 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 contains Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs together with NBC, NBCSN, CNBC 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 $55-a-month Plus package deal contains NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Community, however you may must 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 utilize 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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Matt Elliott