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NHL Matches Today: Full TV program to restart the 2020 season on Saturday, Sunday

Time for a little hot ice.

July hockey isn’t something many people expected to see in 2020, but that’s where we are this year. After the NHL suspended the game in mid-March and some minor labor disputes, some did not expect hockey to return this year, but after four months gone the hunt for Lord Stanley’s Cup is back, and in a big, entertaining way.

The NHL schedule kicks off again on August 1, with 24 teams jockeying for both spots and positioning for the Stanley Cup 2019-20 playoffs. The top four teams in each conference play round-robin style to determine seeding, while the remaining eight teams in each conference compete to advance to a best-of-seven series.

The preliminary round of the Stanley Cup starts on Saturday August 1 with eight best-of-five series.

Here’s a complete TV schedule for the first two days of NHL games during the restart of the 2020 season, including start times and channels for the national broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday.

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NHL games today

Saturday, August 1

Hockey-starved fans in the United States and Canada will play a full day this weekend, starting with ‘Canes vs. Rangers on NBC Sports Network in the play-in round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Here is the full list of national matches for Saturday and Sunday:

GameTimeChannel / livestreamChannel (Canada)
Hurricanes versus RangersAfternoonNBCSN /fuboTVSports net
Oilers vs. Blackhawks3 pmNBC /fuboTVSports net
Islanders vs. Panthers4:00 PMNBCSN /fuboTVSports net 1
Penguins vs. Canadiens8 pmNBC /fuboTVCBC, Sportsnet
Flames versus rays10.30 pmNBCSN /fuboTVCBC, Sportsnet

Sunday August 2

GameTimeChannel / livestreamChannel (Canada)
Predators versus coyotes14 hoursUSA /fuboTVSportsnet 360
Bruins vs. Flyers3 pmNBC /fuboTVSports net
Avalanche versus blues6:30 PMNBCSN /fuboTVSportsnet 360
Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets8 pmNHL network /fuboTVSports net
Canucks vs. Wild10.30 pmNBCSN /fuboTVSports net

MORE: Updated NHL playoff picture

Watch NHL games in the US, Canada

The full range of games during NHL’s return weekend will be available for national consumption on Saturdays and Sundays. Depending on your TV provider, you can watch games on NBC together with NBCSN, USA Network and the NHL Network.

In Canada, each game will be broadcast on Sportsnet or one of its subsidiaries, Sportsnet 1 or Sportsnet 360, until the end of the Stanley Cup Final. CBC will also play two games on Saturday, August 1.

In addition to TV, you can stream games where available on the NBC Sports app (cable subscription required) and the following streaming services:

NHL live streams

Fans who want to play games for the rest of the year and have them with or without a cord have a few different options. Keep in mind that blackout restrictions apply in local markets and only games until August 5 have been confirmed so far, with changes taking place at the beginning of the next round.

  • fuboTV offers a 7-day free trial for new customers, and the streaming service runs any U.S. network that shows NHL postseason games. The monthly subscription price is $ 54.99.
  • Hulu + Live TV is offering a free week for those who haven’t had the service before, before a monthly bill of $ 54.99 comes in. The package includes live sports.
  • If you’re in a market with an NBC Sports regional network, both Sling TV and fuboTV are also viable options that NBC Sports RSNs carry.
  • The NBC Sports app is also an option, but keep in mind that market games are not covered. A cable subscription is also required.
  • NHL.TV will offer games for streaming until August 5 at a price of $ 4.99.

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