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How to Watch 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Without Cable

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

May 15th - July 9th, 2021

You can stream the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a live TV streaming service for as little as $10/month. No cable or satellite TV subscription needed.

Stream NHL Playoffs

We compared the Best Way to Stream the NHL Playoffs to pick the best one for you. The best option depends on where you live and what channel your favorite team plays on.

Our Picks

Most RSNs


  • Bally Sports RSNs / Fox Sports RSNs
  • AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
  • Altitude
  • NHL Network (+$10)

Best Value


  • NBC Sports RSNs
  • MSG
  • AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
  • NHL Network (+$8)

Cheapest Option

Sling TV

  • NHL Network (+$10)

How to Stream the 2021 NHL Playoffs

During the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, most games will be available locally on your Regional Sports Network like Fox Sports Sun (Tampa Bay Lightning), Altitude (Colorado Avalanche), AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Penguins), and NESN (Boston Bruins).

In addition to local telecasts, games will air nationally on NBCSN, NBC, with select games on CNBC, USA Network, and NHL Network.

Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC will be exclusive, while games that air nationally on other channels like NBCSN will be available nationally without local blackouts. That means you can choose to watch on your RSN or the national telecast.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Sign Up
$69.99 $64.99 $64.99 $25 $35 $35 $64.99
NBC Sports Network - -
NBC - -
CNBC - - ^ $6
USA Network - -
NHL Network ≥ $94.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $11 -

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs TV Schedule


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