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NHL Playoffs 2022: How to watch Avalanche vs Blues and more second round this weekend

After a crazy first round with five decisive seven games in the series, the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is underway. It takes 16 wins in total for a team to hoist the Cup, and the remaining eight teams are at least a quarter of the way there.

Saturday’s game will feature the Avalanche taking on the Blues in Game 3 of their series at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

On Sunday, the Panthers-Lightning Game 3 starts the day at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT) on TNT, followed by the Hurricanes against the Rangers in their Game 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN . The day concludes with Game 3 of the Flames against the Oilers at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ESPN 2.

The Florida Panthers captured the best record in the NHL, as well as the Eastern Conference, and defeated the eighth-seeded Washington Capitals in six games. They will now meet the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, who defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games in the first round. the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins in the first round and will now face the New York Rangers in the second round.

In the West, Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche swept the Nashville Predators and will face the St. Louis Blues in the second round. Meanwhile, two Canadian teams — the Calgary flames and the Edmonton Oilers — are set to meet in the second round of what is being dubbed “The Battle for Alberta.”

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning win three championships in a row? Will pre-season cup favorites Colorado Avalanche make it through the competition? Can superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl propel Edmonton to a deep playoff run?

This year, playoff games are split between ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, TNT and TBS. With live tv streaming services, cable cutters can watch live TV without a cable subscription. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or stream the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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The Avalanche and the Blues are continuing their second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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NHL Playoffs FAQs

What is the schedule for the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs?

Here is the schedule for today and tomorrow. To see NHL.com for the full program.

Saturday May 21

  • Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues, Game 3, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on TNT (series tied 1-1)

Sunday May 22

  • Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 3, 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT) on TNT (Tampa Bay leads 2-0)
  • Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers, Game 3, 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN (Caroline leads 2-0)
  • Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers, Game 3. 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ESPN 2 (series tied 1-1)

What does full support look like?

Which channels broadcast the playoff matches?

The NHL playoffs air on a variety of networks in the United States, including ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS and TNT.

The Stanley Cup Final will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States and on Sportsnet in Canada.

How can I stream the games to my phone?

If you have a live TV streaming service (like Sling TV, YouTube TV, or one of those below), you can use its app. If you have cable or satellite, you can use your provider’s app or one of the following options (after logging in with your cable provider’s credentials):

  • For TNT games you will need the Watch DTT application. Click on the “person” icon at the bottom right and sign in under the “Connect with your TV provider” section.
  • For ESPN and ABC games, use the ESPN application. Click the gear icon in the top right, then select “Manage TV Provider”.

Either way, you’ll need a TV package that includes ABC, ESPN, and TNT to be able to watch NHL playoff games using these apps.

How to Watch, Live Stream the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Since these games are all broadcast nationally, the best way to catch all the hockey action live, without cable, is to use a live tv streaming service.

YouTube TV costs $65 per month and offers all the channels you’ll need for the playoffs.

Sling TV’s Orange package includes ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS and TNT. Although Sling does not have access to ABC, you can watch these games using the simulcast stream available on ESPN3.

DirecTV Stream’s cheapest Plus plan, at $70 a month, includes ESPN, ABC and TNT.

Hulu Plus Live TV costs $70 per month and streams ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC, TBS, and TNT.

FuboTV costs $70 per month and includes ABC and ESPN, but not TNT or TBS.

Most live TV streaming services offer a free trial or discounts for the first month and allow you to cancel anytime, and all of them require a strong internet connection. Looking for more information? Discover our guide to live tv streaming services.