Maybe it's the overtime overtime game. Or against the same team, play after play, for two straight weeks. Or the trophy – Lord Stanley's Cup – himself.
In each sport the intensity increases the playoff time, but hockey takes it to another level with the Stanley Cup. There is a striking difference in the level of speed between an NHL game with high humans NHL and a packed-meant NHL playoff game. There is nothing like the Stanley Cup.
The first round started back on Wednesday, April 10. Each series is the best of seven races, so you can expect hockey to run (skate?) In June.
How can I watch the NHL playoffs?
In the United States, the first round of NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA and NHL Network is shown. The second and third rounds are on NBC and NBCSN, and the Stanley Cup final is on NBC.
NBCSports.com and NBC Sports app will have live games of the game. To stream the games online, you need to sign in with a pay-TV account. If you do not have a pay-TV subscription, you can stream the games with a live TV streaming service.
Other Things to Know About Live TV Streaming Services:
Sling TV ($ 35)
Sling TV's $ 25-a-month Blue package includes NBC, NBCSN and the US. If you want to watch top-class games on CNBC and the NHL Network, you need to add $ 5-a-month News Extra and the $ 5-a-month Sports Extra package. (The blue plan is currently discounted to $ 15 per month for the first three months.) You can check if you live in the right market for a live flow of NBC here.
Watch Sling TV
FuboTV ($ 45)
FuboTV costs $ 45 per month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and the US, but not the NHL Network.
Hulu with Live TV ($ 45)
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 45 per month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but not the NHL Network. Click the "Show all channels in your area" link on their welcome page to see if a live stream of NBC is offered in your zip code.
Watch Hulu with Live TV
PlayStation Vue ($ 45)
PlayStation's $ 45-month access plan includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and the US, but not the NHL Network. You can see if a live flow of NBC is available in your area here.
Watch PlayStation Vue
YouTube TV ($ 50)
YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and the US, but not the NHL network. Connect your zip code to their welcome page to see if a live stream of NBC is available where you live.
Watch YouTube TV
DirecTV Now ($ 50)
DirecTV Now Plus Plus package is $ 50 a month including NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and US, but not the NHL Network. You can use its channel search tool to see if you get a NBC live stream in your zip code.
Look at DirectTV Now
This article was originally published April 10.