In any sport, the intensity increases with the playoff time, but with the Stanley Cup, hockey reaches a different level. There is a notable difference in the cruelty between a regular season NHL game and a full NHL playoff game. There is nothing comparable to the Stanley Cup.
The games of the first round started again on Wednesday, April 10th. Each series is a best-of-seven contest. So you can assume that ice hockey will run until June.
How can I see the NHL playoffs?
In the US, the first round of NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA and the NHL network is shown. The second and third round will be in NBC and NBCSN, and the Stanley Cup final will be in NBC.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App will have livestreams of the games. To stream the games online, you must sign up with a pay-TV account. If you do not have a pay-TV subscription, you can broadcast the games live with a live TV streaming service.
More about live TV streaming services:
Sling TV ($ 35)
Sling TVs' 25-per-month Blue package for Blue includes NBC, NBCSN and US. If you want to watch first-round games on CNBC and the NHL network, you'll need to add the 5-month News Extra add-on packages and the $ 5-monthly Sports Extra package. (The Blue Plan is currently discounted to $ 15 a month for the first three months.) You can check here if you live in the right market for a live NBC feed.
See at Sling TV
FuboTV ($ 45)
FuboTV costs $ 45 a month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and US, but not the NHL network.
See at FuboTV
Hulu with live TV ($ 45)
Hulu with live TV costs $ 45 a month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and US, but not the NHL network , On the welcome page, click the "See all channels in your region" link to see if NBC's live feed is available in your postcode.
See Hulu with Live TV
PlayStation Vue ($ 45)
The PlayStation Vue access plan for $ 45 per month includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and US, but not the NHL network. You can see if a live feed from NBC is available in your area.
See PlayStation Vue
YouTube TV ($ 50)
YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and US. but not the NHL network. Insert your zip code into the welcome page to see if NBC live feed is available at your place of residence.
See YouTube TV
DirecTV Now ($ 50)
DirecTV Plus's 50-month Plus package includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and US, but not the NHL network. You can use the Channel Lookup Tool to find out if you get a live feed from NBC in your zip code.
See DirectTV Now
This article was originally published on April 10th.