The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens are battling it out in the Stanley Cup Finals. This article will explain how to watch the Stanley Cup Finals, even if you don’t have cable. We’ll even tell you how to watch for free!
Best Way to Watch The Stanley Cup Finals: In the U.S. Game 1 and 2 will air on NBC Sports Net (NBCSN) while games 3 through 7 air on NBC. DIRECTV Stream (sign up here) has both of those channels in their “Entertainment” plan and has a 14-day trial period. Just cancel within the 14-day window to have your payment automatically refunded. That’s enough time to watch the entire Stanely Cup FInals free. The schedule of games is below.
- 6/28, Mon Montreal at Tampa Bay at 8:00 p.m. NBCSN
- 6/30, Wed Montreal at Tampa Bay at 8:00 p.m. NBCSN
- 7/2, Fri Tampa Bay at Montreal at 8:00 p.m. NBC
- 7/5, Mon Tampa Bay at Montreal at 8:00 p.m. NBC
- 7/7, Wed Montreal at Tampa Bay at 8:00 p.m. NBC
- 7/9, Fri Tampa Bay at Montreal at 8:00 p.m. NBC
- 7/11, Sun Montreal at Tampa Bay at 7:00 p.m. NBC
Where You Can Watch the Stanley Cup Finals
The Stanley Cup Finals will air on NBC and NBCSN. The streaming services below have those networks so you can watch live.
DIRECTV Stream is a streaming powerhouse for NHL fans, but it costs a little more than FuboTV. Their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month includes NBC and NBCSN. You don’t have to sign up for a contract with AT&T, and if you cancel within the first 14 days, they refund your first month’s payment.
- the ability to watch on three devices at the same time
- 20 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The DIRECTV Stream app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.
Peacock announced they will stream the rest of the Stanley Cup Finals on their Premium plan ($4.99 per month) starting with Game 3 on Friday, July 2nd.
You can stream Peacock’s coverage on your TV or mobile device. The streaming service supports Roku, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Playstation 4, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in, Xfinity Flex 4K. Peacock is also now supported on all Fire TV devices as of June 24. Follow these steps to install Peacock on your device:
- Subscribe to a Peacock using this Link.
- “Search” your devices app store or channel store for “Peacock”
- Select the streaming service and press “OK.”, “Install” or “Download” depending on your device
- Peacock is now installed on your Roku. Open Peacock, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. Search for “NHL” and watch.
Check out our review of Peacock for more information.
FuboTV carries NBCS and NBC in their Starter Plan. The fuboTV starter plan costs $64.99 per month after a 1-week free trial. A subscription to fuboTV includes:
- All the channels you need to watch the entire NHL playoffs. There are over 100 channels available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has NBC and NBCSN. 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 $64.99 per month.
YouTube TV is another great option to watch NBC and NBCSN. 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 isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices.
YouTube TV provides:
- NBC 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 isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices.
- 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 Stanley Cup Finals 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 – NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are available on DIRECTV Stream’s “Entertainment” package for $69.99. They have a 14-day trial period. Just cancel before the period to have your payment automatically refunded.
- fuboTV – NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are available. They have a 1-week free trial
- Hulu Live TV – NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are available and they have a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) are available and they have a free trial
Once the finals are past game 2, the rest of the series will air on NBC. You can check our article: How To Watch NBC for more free options.
Stanley Cup TV Schedule
We have the current. Also, check the following guides for watching channels airing the 2021 NHL Playoffs.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens
6/28, Mon Montreal at Tampa Bay at 8:00 p.m. NBCSN
6/30, Wed Montreal at Tampa Bay at 8:00 p.m. NBCSN
7/2, Fri Tampa Bay at Montreal at 8:00 p.m. NBC
7/5, Mon Tampa Bay at Montreal at 8:00 p.m. NBC
7/7, Wed Montreal at Tampa Bay at 8:00 p.m. NBC
7/9, Fri Tampa Bay at Montreal at 8:00 p.m. NBC
7/11, Sun Montreal at Tampa Bay at 7:00 p.m. NBC
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