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How to watch Thursday’s NHL Playoffs TV schedule via live stream

The NHL Playoffs will have two clinching scenarios on Thursday. We break down how to watch both games.

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Ben Harpur #17 of the Nashville Predators pulls on the jersey of Vincent Trocheck #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes chases the puck in Game Five of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the PNC Arena on May 25, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo by Jenna Miller/Getty Images

Two more first round playoff series wrapped up on Wednesday, and we have three first round series left in the 2021 NHL Playoffs. The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 6 of their respective series to advance to the second round.

The playoffs continue on Thursday, May 27 with a pair of games featuring clinching scenarios. We get started at 7 p.m. ET with the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the Montreal Canadiens on NBC Sports Network. The Leafs lead the series 3-1. The Leafs are listed at -240 while the Canadiens are +200 at DraftKings Sportsbook. You can live stream NBC Sports Network at with a cable log-in.

The second game of the evening features the Nashville Predators hosting the Carolina Hurricanes, with the puck dropping at 9:30 p.m. Carolina leads the series 3-2. The Hurricanes are -141 favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook while the Predators are +123 underdogs. You can live stream NBC Sports Network at with a cable log-in.

For both games, if you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the games.

How to watch Thursday, May 27 Stanley Cup slate

Canadiens @ Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. NBCSN —
Hurricanes @ Predators, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN —