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How to watch Lightning vs. Rangers Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final via live stream

We go over how to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Brayden Point #21 and Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles against Greg McKegg #14 and Adam Fox #23 of the New York Rangers during the second period at Amalie Arena on March 19, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

ESPN and ESPN+ will broadcast Wednesday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The pick will drop at 8 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Rangers advanced to their first conference final since 2015 with a win in Game 7 over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. The Lightning have had almost two weeks off awaiting this matchup after sweeping the Florida Panthers in the second round. The Rangers swept the regular-season series 3-0-0 in 2021-22.

Lightning vs. Rangers in Game 1

Date: Wednesday, June 1
Start time: 8 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN, ESPN+
Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN app

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NHL matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll either need a cable-login with access to watch ESPN or a subscription to ESPN+. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can sign up for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ for $6.99 or pay $69.99 for a full year of access.