clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

How to watch Monday’s NHL Playoff TV schedule via live stream

We go over how you can stream Monday’s slate of NHL playoff games.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL playoffs will get started tonight with four first-round matchups getting underway. One doubleheader will be broadcasted on ESPN while the other will be broadcasted on ESPN2.

ESPN will begin its coverage at 7:00 p.m. ET with Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series between the Boston Bruins and the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina claimed the Metropolitan Division title and will try to avoid a third playoff exit at the hands of Boston in four seasons.

Following that matchup will Game 1 of the Western Conference series between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild at 9:30 p.m. ET. This series looks to be a high-scoring affair as these two teams combined for 28 goals in three regular season matchups.

Meanwhile, ESPN2 will begin its coverage with Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Lightning are gunning for a Stanley Cup three-peat and will begin another playoff journey against a Leafs team eager to erase decades of playoff futility.

The night will then wrap up with Game 1 of the Western Conference series between the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers at 10:00 p.m. ET. Connor McDavid locked up his fourth Art Ross Trophy with a career-high 123 points this season and will lead the Oilers against a Kings team that is comfortable in close games.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out these NHL matchups, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.