How to Avoid NHL TV Blackouts with a VPN

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here! Need a nhl.tv blackout bypass to stream every NHL game?

With a VPN, you can get set up in under 10 minutes and enjoy every NHL game free from throttling or blackouts!

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See NHL streaming options below!

Stream the NHL live on NBC

Want to watch the NHL for free? NBC Sports the official broadcaster. Here’s how to watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Head to http://www.nbcsports.com/live
  4. Enter a valid U.S. ZIP code
  5. Enjoy the games!

For a full schedule of all the games available on NBC, check here.

Pro tip: Avoid blackouts by connecting to locations where games are not being aired. For example, to watch a Chicago Blackhawks game, connect to a non-Chicago, U.S. location like New York.

How to watch NHL games free on fuboTV (Free Trial)

Don’t have cable? Use fuboTV and get 7 days of free streams! To get started:

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit fuboTV
  4. Sign up and go!

Watch NHL live games on YouTube TV (Free Trial)

YouTube TV includes all relevant NBC channels for watching the NHL. Use the free trial and start watching!

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up
  4. You’re all set!

Live stream NHL games on Sling TV (Free Trial)

Looking for more free trial options? Use Sling TV and get 7-days free!

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Sign up at Sling TV
  4. Tune in!

How to stream NHL TV with a VPN

NHL TV is your one-stop shop for watching the NHL no matter where you are. No matter your device, you can use NHL TV to catch the latest action.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Sign up for an NHL.TV account
  3. Connect to a VPN server location where games ARE NOT being aired (this way you can avoid all the blackouts).
  4. Head to the https://subscribe.nhl.com, enter your login credentials and stream without any blackouts!

Use a VPN to secure your connection while you unblock NHL.TV blackouts!

Infographic: How to live stream 2018 NHL Playoffs

How to live stream the 2018 NHL Playoffs

Click to view Stanley Cup Playoff streaming options!

Bypass NHL TV blackouts and stream all hockey games

While NBC and NHL TV are great, you still have to worry about blackouts.

That’s because regional markets have sole broadcasting rights, so some games may not be available in your area until 48 hours after a game is televised.

The secret to avoiding NHL blackouts? Just connect to a VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Chicago, for example, and games are being broadcast on TV, connect to a VPN server location in another city or country. That way you can stream hockey live without having to worry about blackouts.

Another way to beat NHL blackouts? Try the stream options from YouTube TV, Sling TV, and fubo TV. There may be unblocked games available.

Use a VPN to save money on your NHL TV subscription

If you’re set on getting an NHL TV subscription, note that subscription prices may vary. You can save money on your subscription by using a VPN to sign up from a server location outside the U.S. Countries like Russia, Germany, or Greece usually have better deals. Be sure to check different prices to see the best results.

And for all you Canadian readers, you don’t have to settle with the Canadian-only Rogers streaming site. You can use your VPN as an NHL TV work-around and get all games from inside Canada!

Save money and avoid blackouts? Yes, please!

2018 NHL Playoff schedule and bracket

Who’s your team playing next? Check out the schedule below:

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC No. 2)
Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)
Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC No. 1)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Metro No. 3)

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC No. 2)
Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)
Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC No. 1)
Anaheim Ducks (Pacific No. 2) vs. San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 3)

Who’s your team expect to be against in the next round? Check out the official Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule.

Who will make the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The playoff brackets are filled. It’s time to get down to business!

The Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators are good picks to go all the way. Will Boston blitz the playoffs and secure home-ice advantage? Can the Vegas Golden Knights complete a dream inaugural season with a Stanley Cup title? How long until Brad Marchand gets suspended?

Share your predictions in the predictions below and don’t forget to tune in with your VPN!

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19 thoughts on “NHL

  1. Absolutely love the service of ExpressVPN. I watch hockey all season in every market with this service. Not to mention the privacy on all my devices over my network with a dd-wrt router. I switched from another provider and it was well worth it. Your staff and customer support is second to none. Thanks for a great product and service, and Go Preds!

  2. I am cutting cable ASAP. I am a little confused on how to bypass blackouts for NHL, specifically Nashville Predators. I bought Roku, and was looking at Sling tv and Fubo Tv, only to find our that the Fox Sports south feed would more than likely be blacked out. Will the express VPN solve this problem? Does the VPN work through the Roku setup? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

  3. hello I want to cut my cable and keep . watching the boston bruins on cable. How does this work ? I am not to good with a computer . what will I need . how to hook to my tv I am getting a amazon jail broken fire stick and cutting cable , what do I need to do

    1. Hi Joseph,

      You just need to a broadcast subscription (see the guide above) and ExpressVPN. Simply fire up the VPN and log in to your broadcast subscription, you’ll be all set 🙂

  4. I will be in Florida from January 1st to the end of April in a rental accomodation. What is my best way of obtaining all Toronto Maple Leaf games while in Florida for the three months? I have my computer with me , a chromecast and there is a tv available with a HDMI connection. Their current cable subscriber is Comcast and in the past I have streamed my Netflix subscription from my computer to that tv with no visual problems. An additional bonus is that they do not have an HD subscription although they have an HD tv and the stream through my chromecast projects in HD. Would my doing this result in an additional cost to my owners cable costs?

    1. I am in Florida at the same time. I gave up trying to get the Leafs on anything but NHL Gamecentre. I get it free with my Rogers subscription. It works great here. The problem I am having is getting the Tampa Bay Lightning! They blacking a lot of those games out in the Tampa area.

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