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Watch hockey for free on CBC

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CBC is one of the official NHL broadcasters in Canada, and its "Hockey Night in Canada" is an institution. Be sure to check CBC’s hockey schedule to know when to tune in. Signing up is painless, although you may need a valid Canadian postal code ( e.g., R3T 4A7, V1M 1Y8.) to connect to CBC Gem.

To watch playoff NHL games for free on CBC:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.

  2. Connect to a secure VPN server in Canada.

  3. Visit to sign up or log in, and check CBC's playoff broadcast schedule to see which games are airing.

  4. Log in and enjoy the games!

Watch free playoff livestreams on

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The German free-to-air channel ProSieben and its sports streaming platform,, will also air select NHL Playoff games, starting with a weekly Sunday match. Be sure to check the hockey page for specific games and timings.

To watch playoff NHL games for free on

  1. Get ExpressVPN.

  2. Connect to a secure VPN server in Germany.

  3. Visit to check the broadcast schedule, then select your game.

  4. Start streaming!

More ways to watch NHL playoff games

The 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be broadcast across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, and TNT in the United States, with TNT airing the Stanley Cup Finals.

These channels are available across various cable and the cord-cutting services listed below, but note that games may be limited to one geographic area based on your billing address. It's also worth noting that fubo does not include TNT, which is airing the Stanley Cup Finals along with other playoff games.

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