The road to the 2022 Stanley Cup continues with the 2nd round and you don’t need cable to watch. This article will explain how to watch every game of the 2022 NHL Playoffs
- Channels you Need: To watch the NHL Postseason in the US, you will need access to TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2. (Our friends in Canada will need access to CBC, TVA Sports, and SportsNet)
- How To Stream: In the US, all those Channels can be streamed using DIRECTV STREAM (5-day free trial)
- NHL Playoff Schedule
- Where You Can Watch The NHL Playoffs
- Watch the NHL Playoffs Free
NHL Playoff Schedule
The NHL Playoffs round 2 series are listed in the tables below.
|1||Wednesday, May 18||Hurricanes vs. Rangers||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|2||Friday, May 20||Hurricanes vs. Rangers||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|3||Sunday, May 22||Rangers vs. Hurricanes||3:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|4||Tuesday, May 24||Rangers vs. Hurricanes||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|5||Thursday, May 26||Hurricanes vs. Rangers||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Saturday, May 28||Rangers vs. Hurricanes||TBD||TBD|
|7||Monday, May 30||Hurricanes vs. Rangers||TBD||TBD|
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers and moved on in the NHL Playoffs.
|1||Tuesday, May 17||Avalanche vs. Blues||9:30 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Thursday, May 19||Avalanche vs. Blues||9:30 p.m.||TNT|
|3||Saturday, May 21||Blues vs. Avalanche||8 p.m.||TNT|
|4||Monday, May 23||Blues vs. Avalanche||9:30 p.m.||TNT|
|5||Wednesday, May 25||Avalanche vs. Blues||8 p.m.||TNT|
|6||Friday, May 27||Blues vs. Avalanche||8 p.m.||TNT|
|7||Sunday, May 29||Avalanche vs. Blues||TBD||TBD|
|1||Wednesday, May 18||Flames vs. Oilers||9:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|2||Friday, May 20||Flames vs. Oilers||10:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|3||Sunday, May 22||Oilers vs. Flames||8 p.m.||ESPN2|
|4||Tuesday, May 24||Oilers vs. Flames||9:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|5||Thursday, May 26||Flames vs. Oilers||9:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Saturday, May 28||Oilers vs. Flames||TBD||TBD|
|7||Monday, May 30||Flames vs. Oilers||TBD||TBD|
For information on watching any of these channels without cable, check the following guides on this website:
Where You Can Watch The NHL Playoffs
The Stanley Cup Finals will air on TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2. The streaming services below have those networks so you can watch live.
DIRECTV STREAM is a streaming powerhouse for NHL fans. Their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month includes TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2.
- TNT, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, local channels, and more
- the ability to watch on three devices at the same time
- a cloud DVR
- The DIRECTV STREAM app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2. A Subscription to Hulu + Live TV includes:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- It comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for a Free-Trial to Hulu + Live TV. After the free trial, the base package starts at $69.99 per month.
YouTube TV is another great option to watch the NHL playoffs on TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2. YouTubeTV offers both channels with its streaming service in all markets in the US. Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
YouTube TV provides:
- TNT, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2 and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes Youtube TV on-demand
- Offers a 1-week free trial. After the trial, YouTube TV is $64.99 per month.
Check our review of YouTube TV for more details.
Watch the NHL Playoffs Free
Links are below to all the streaming services that carry NBC and NBC Sports Net (NBCSN) and have a way you can watch free through a trial period:
- DIRECTV STREAM – TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2 are available on DIRECTV STREAM’s “Entertainment” package for $69.99. They have a 5-day free trial.
- YouTube TV – TNT, TBS, ESPN, and ESPN2 are available and they have a free trial
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