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The Stanley Cup playoffs are going strong with the NHL Conference Finals starting last week. These games will continue till May 31 if necessary. The Florida Panthers face the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, Wednesday, May 24 at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference in what could be the deciding game of the best-of-seven elimination tournament: The Florida Panthers are currently 3-0. there is Tomorrow, in an equally important matchup to determine a Stanley Cup Finals contender, the Vegas Golden Knights (lead 3-0) face the Dallas Stars in Game 4 of the Western Conference.
Find out how to catch tonight’s game and see who could be the NHL champion and bring home the Stanley Cup. You don’t even need a cable subscription — just that Sling TV.
The best way to stream the Stanley Cup Playoffs live
If you want to access all the NHL Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals live stream, the most affordable way is Sling TV. The low-cost cable streamer’s Orange tier includes games from ESPN and TNT, while the Orange + Blue tier includes ABC (specific market) games.
A recap of the Stanley Cup playoffs so far
In the NHL Division Finals, the Dallas Stars eliminated the Seattle Kraken and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Edmonton Oilers in the Eastern Conference. The upcoming game will be the fourth matchup between the Stars and Golden Knights.
In the Eastern Conference, the Florida Panthers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils. The Panthers and Hurricanes are currently competing in a best-of-seven-elimination tournament for the conference title, with the Panthers leading 3–0. Will the Panthers win the Eastern Conference tonight, or will the Hurricanes bounce back? (If you want to record this game tonight, Sling TV offers 50 hours of DVR storage.)
NHL Conference Final Game Schedule
Don’t miss a moment of the Stanley Cup Playoffs starting tonight with the Conference Finals. All Eastern Conference games will be shown on TNT. All Western Conference games will be broadcast on ESPN, unless there is a Game 5, which will be broadcast on ABC.
Don’t have cable TV? Luckily, Sling TV carries both TNT and ESPN so you can watch those games live.
2023 Eastern Conference Finals Schedule (Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers)
Game 4: Wednesday, May 24 at 8pm EDT on TNT* Game 5: Friday, May 26 at 8pm EDT on TNT* Game 6: Sunday, May 28 at 8pm EDT on TNT* Game 7: Tuesday, May 30 at 8 pm EDT on TNT
2023 Western Conference Finals Schedule (Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights)
Game 4: Thursday, May 25 at 8pm EDT on ESPN
* Game 5: Saturday, May 27 at 8pm EDT on ABC* Game 6: Monday, May 29 at 8pm EDT on ESPN* Game 7: Wednesday, May 31 at 9pm EDT on ESPN
*These games will only be played if needed.
When does the Stanley Cup Finals start?
The Stanley Cup Finals begin Saturday, June 3 TBD. Once the conference finals are over, all NHL Finals 2023 games will be shown on TNT.
Watch the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sling TV
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The best and most affordable way to watch 2023 NHL playoff games broadcast on ESPN is through Sling TV. The most budget-friendly tier, which includes ESPN, Orange, is just $40 a month. The Orange + Blue tier gives you access to the largest amount of live sports, including not only ESPN but NFL Network, ABC, Fox and NBC broadcasts for $55 per month. You get 50 hours of DVR storage to record all the games you want
There is no contract. You can cancel at any time. Best of all? They are offering $10 off the first month. So you pay $30 right now to get access to ESPN and TNT with Sling Orange, or $45 for the Orange + Blue tier.
Don’t have a smart TV to watch Sling TV? No problem: Right now Sling TV is offering customers a free Amazon Fire TV Stick to use.
If you are concerned about being able to access games that will be broadcast on ABC, such as a possible Western Conference Game 5, you can get a digital antenna to access your local TV stations, which will include ABC. Although Sling TV carries ABC in several of its major markets, the antenna will give you peace of mind that you won’t have to miss a single NHL playoff game.
It supports smart TVs in 1080p, 4K and 8K displays and works with older models as well. It’s also currently discounted on Amazon.
Roainey Digital TV Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster, $26 (down from $40)
Hulu + Live TV Bundle
It’s not as affordable as Sling TV, but the Hulu + Live TV bundle has a huge library of content thanks to their partnership with Disney and ESPN. The bundle includes both Disney+ and ESPN+ and is completely ad-free. If you want it all, get the Hulu + Live TV bundle.
Sign up for Hulu + Live TV with ESPN+ and Disney+ bundles, $70 a month
FuboTV is a sports-focused streaming service that has live TV events for almost every sport, including international sports, and over 100 other channels. Did we mention they also give you 1,000 hours of DVR space? Get a free seven-day trial by signing up here.
FuboTV, starting at $75 a month
DirecTV streams all the networks a sports fan wants, including NBC, Fox, ESPN and more. Whatever your viewing needs, DirecTV Stream should have a monthly package that will serve you. Prices for DirecTV Stream service start at $65 a month for the first three months, then $75 thereafter.
DirecTV Streams, $65 per month and up
The best TV deals before the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Looking for a new television for all your sports viewing needs? Watch the 2023 NHL Playoffs (and the NHL Finals) on a smart TV. We’ve rounded up some of the latest great deals on high-end TV tech.
85″ Samsung “The Frame” QLED 4K Smart TV, $2,746 (down from $4,298)75″ Philips LED Class 4K Smart Google TV, $598 (down from $668)
65″ LG OLED Class 4K B2 Series Smart TV, $1,297 (down from $2,300)58″ Hisense LED Roku Smart TV, $268 (down from $338)55″ Samsung Q70A Series 4K QLED Smart TV, $749 (down from $1000)53″ Hisense HDR Roku Smart TV, $228 (down from $258)