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 a substitute of resuming its common season, which was suspended in March, the NHL jumped 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 Jap Convention groups play in Toronto, and the Western Convention groups in Edmonton, Alberta. The Stanley Cup Finals may also be held in Edmonton.
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Here is what cord-cutters must know to observe all of the Stanley Cup playoff motion.
What is the schedule for right now?
Dubbed the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, the preliminary video games of the restarted NHL schedule during the last couple weeks decided which groups superior to the spherical of 16, which began final week. All sequence are better of seven video games. Here is the schedule for right now:
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (TB leads 3-1), 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) on NBCSN
Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes (BOS leads 3-1), four p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes (COL leads 3-1), 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT) on NHL Community
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens (PHI leads 3-1), eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks (sequence tied 2-2), 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
The Las Vegas Golden Knights are the primary group to advance to the second spherical, after profitable their sequence in opposition to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars, and the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals resume their playoff sequence on Thursday, however sport time and community info has but to be introduced. And if the Hurricanes beat the Bruins right now, the 2 groups will flip round and play sport 6 tomorrow.
Listed below are the first-round matchups of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
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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. For those who’re a fan of your native group, you’ll watch most video games in your group’s regional sports activities community — a regional Fox Sports activities or NBC Sports activities channel usually, similar 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 Capitals video games.
Relying on the place you reside, one of many main dwell TV streaming providers may carry the native RSN that broadcasts your native group’s video games. Not each service carries each RSN or native community similar to NBC, nevertheless, and a few groups aren’t accessible on any dwell TV streaming service, so examine each utilizing the hyperlinks beneath to ensure it carries the community you need in your space. I’ve additionally included info for NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, NHL Community and 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 could be watched dwell in solely a handful of markets. The $10-a-month Sports activities Further add-on consists of NHL Community, and the $5-a-month New Further add-on consists of CNBC.
Learn our Sling TV evaluation.
FuboTV prices $60 a month and consists of Fox and NBC Sports activities RSNs together with NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Community. You may get NHL Community for an additional $11 a month with the Sports activities Plus add-on. Click on right here to see which native channels you get.
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Hulu with Reside TV prices $55 a month and consists of 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 web page to see which native channels are supplied in your ZIP code.
Learn our Hulu with Reside TV evaluation.
YouTube TV prices $65 a month and consists of 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 web page to see which native networks can be found in your space.
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AT&T Now TV Now’s $55-a-month Plus package deal consists of NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Community, however you will 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 instrument to see which native channels can be found the place you reside.
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