The most exciting postseason in sports is finally back. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here to keep you glued to your television, tablets, and computers for a month. With so many different matchups going on at the same time, it can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to keep up. You can find the complete Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule Here.
TV Viewing Options:
The NHL Playoffs are a bit different than other sports when it comes to the TV schedule. Each of the 16 teams will play multiple games, all of which air on several networks. They are first split up by Eastern and Western conference, then again by the matchup game number (game 1-7).
So for instance, NBCSN broadcasts the majority of the first games in each matchup. After that, USA will have game 2. Then games 3-4 will be shown on another channel/s. So on and so forth into games 5-7. This procedure is different for each matchup, so be sure to check back at the schedule above for exact times. Missing a game is never fun. All of the channels broadcasting the games are here:
For those of you that are always on the go, streaming services continue to get better and better. My personal favorite streaming service for the playoffs goes to NHL.tv. It's hard to find anything better than straight from the source. One thing I should mention, is that particular stream uses camera angles that are quite different than what is shown on TV. Not a deal breaker, but it definitely looks odd from time to time. But you cannot beat the picture and sound quality.