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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:
The German free-to-air channel ProSieben and its sports streaming platform, Ran.de, will also air select NHL Playoff games, starting with a weekly Sunday match. Be sure to check the Ran.de hockey page for specific games and timings.
To watch playoff NHL games for free on Ran.de:
Connect to a secure VPN server in Germany.
Visit www.ran.de/us-sport/nhl/live to check the broadcast schedule, then select your game.
Price: 35 USD/month and up Channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT Free trial? No
Sling TV includes channels that carry NHL games, such as ESPN, TNT, and ESPN3 (NHL on ABC). To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue (a combined package costs 50 USD).
Note: You will need a U.S. credit card or PayPal in order to subscribe.
Price: 65 USD/month and up Channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT Free trial? Yes
YouTube TV offers over 70 local channels, including ABC. A subscription costs 65 USD/month, and doesn't require a U.S. billing address (though you may need to provide a U.S. ZIP code based on your preferred viewing area). The service includes a variety of sports and entertainment channels and offers a free trial .
Price: 70 USD/month and up Channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT Free trial? Yes
DirecTV Stream is on the pricier side but if you prefer a cord-cutting service over an additional streaming app it’s a great option as the “Choice” package (80 USD/month) includes many regional sports networks. DirecTV Stream offers a 5-day free trial.
Price: From 77 USD/month and up Channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT Free trial? No
Hulu+Live TV carries all the channels broadcasting national NHL games as well as many regional sports networks, and its price includes subscriptions to Disney+ and ESPN as well. Note that it does not offer a free trial, however, and requires both a U.S. ZIP code and credit card billing address.
Price: 70 USD/month Channels: ABC, ESPN Free trial? Yes
Fubo is a good, if pricey, option for streaming NHL games, but do note that Fubo does not include TNT, which airs both regular season and playoff games. (It does carry many regional sports networks, however.)
A 7-day free trial is available for those who don't want to commit to a subscription.
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No, you’ll still have to purchase a subscription or create a separate account on your chosen platform. But, ExpressVPN ensures you can stream safely and at top speeds, without having to compromise your security or picture quality, and it works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds).
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The 2022 Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota marked the coldest game in NHL history at -5.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
The 2023 NHL Playoffs begin Monday , April 17 . Barring any unexpected delays, the Stanley Cup Finals are scheduled to begin on Thursday , June 8 .
The 2023 NHL Playoffs feature 16 teams, eight from each conference. The top three teams in each division made the playoffs, along with two wild cards in each conference. The Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights are the Eastern and Western Conference 's respective No. 1 seeds, respective.
The Boston Bruins entered the 2023 NHL Playoffs as the league's best team after setting NHL records for victories (65) and points (135).
As of April 2023, Wayne Gretzky 's net worth is estimated to be somewhere between 200 and 250 million USD, making him the richest hockey player in the world. Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin leads all active players with an estimated net worth of over 80 million USD.
Although "best hockey player" is subjective, we're picking Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid , whose 153 points this season marked the fourth-most in NHL history. McDavid's 64 goals were one short of Alexander Ovechkin's post-lockout record of 65 from the 2007-08 season.
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