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How to Watch Flyers Vs. Lightning, Stars Vs. Blues, 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Posted on the 10 August 2020 by Thiruvenkatam Chinnagounder @tipsclear

Hockey is probably the last sport you would think of during the summer dog days, but this August is the most unusual year when the NHL is back on the ice again. Instead of resuming the regular season, which was interrupted in March, the NHL jumps directly into the Stanley Cup playoffs with 24 of its 31 teams.

Similar to NBA bubble in Disney WorldThe NHL resumed the game in two hub cities. The Eastern Conference teams will play in Toronto and the Western Conference teams will be in Edmonton, Alberta. The Stanley Cup Finale also takes place in Edmonton.

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Here's what cable cutters need to know to see all of the Stanley Cup playoff action.

What is the schedule for this weekend?

Elimination Friday brought five teams to the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and five were eliminated. NHL teams play the last game this weekend before the round of 16 begins. Here is the full schedule.

Saturday 8th August
  • Las Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche, 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on NBC
  • Philadelphia Flyers v Tampa Bay Lightning, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBC
Sunday August 9th
  • Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals, 12 p.m. ET (9 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
  • Dallas Stars versus St. Louis Blues, 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on NBC
  • Columbus Blue Jackets versus Toronto Maple Leafs, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on NBCSN

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How can I watch the Stanley Cup playoffs on TV?

In the United States, games are shown nationwide on NBC, NBCSN and the USA Network. The NHL network also broadcast seven round robin and qualifying round games.

If you are a fan of your local team, you can see most games on your team's regional sports network - in most cases a regional Fox Sports or NBC Sports channel, e.g. B. Fox Sports Midwest for St. Louis Blues games, MSG for Rangers or Islanders fans in the New York region or NBC Sports Washington for Washington Capitals games.

Depending on where you live, one of the most important live TV streaming services can broadcast the local RSN, which broadcasts the games of your local team. However, not every service broadcasts every RSN or local area network like NBC, and some teams are not available in any live TV streaming service. Therefore, check each team using the links below to ensure that it includes the network you want in your region. I've also included information for NBC, NBCSN, the NHL Network, and the USA Network for national hockey shows.

Sling TV's $ 30 / month Sling Blue package includes local NBC Sports RSNs, but does not include Fox Sports RSNs. Sling Blue also includes NBCSN and USA Network. NBC is also part of Sling Blue, but can only be followed live in a few markets. The $ 10 monthly Sports Extra add-on includes NHL Network. Read our Sling TV review.

FuboTV is $ 60 per month and includes RSNs from Fox and NBC Sports, as well as NBC, NBCSN, and USA Network. With the Sports Plus add-on, you get NHL Network for an additional $ 11 a month. Click here to see which local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.

Hulu with live TV costs $ 55 a month and includes Fox and NBC Sports RSNs. It also offers NBC, NBCSN and USA Network, but not NHL Network. On the welcome page, click the "Show nearby channels" link to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. Read our Hulu with Live TV test.

YouTube TV costs $ 65 per month and includes RSNs from Fox and NBC Sports, as well as NBC, NBCSN and USA Network, but not the NHL Network. Enter your zip code on the welcome page to see which local networks are available near you. Read our YouTube TV review.

AT&T Now TV Now's $ 65 per month plus package includes NBC, NBCSN and USA Network. However, you'll need to opt for the Max package for $ 80 a month to get your local Fox or NBC Sport RSN as well. None of the plans include NHL Network. You can use the channel search tool to see which local channels are available where you live. Read our AT&T TV Now report.

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

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