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Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning live stream: How to watch NHL Stanley Cup Finals online from anywhere

Boston Bruins Brad Marchand takes a shot on the Lightning in NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
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The NHL Stanley Cup Finals are roaring towards a champion, and fans are excited to stream all the action on the ice by watching Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning online.

Throughout the NHL Bubble, the hockey on the ice has been red hot even without the roaring of fans. Both number one seeds are out of the tournament, and so are all the Canadian teams. This Stanley Cup Finals is a Battle of the South.

Here's how to watch Dallas Stars vs. Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals live stream.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Series

Stanley Cup Finals

  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars (Lightning lead series 3-2)

How to watch the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs live stream in the U.S.

UPCOMING NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS GAMES

All times shown are Eastern.

Monday, Sept. 28

• Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars, Game 6, 8 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Sept. 30

• Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars, Game 7, 8 p.m., NBC

If your only focus is watching playoff hockey, one of the best and most affordable options for you is NHL.tv and their special Playoff Pass. For only $9.99 a month, you can get live streaming NHL Playoff Hockey games for the rest of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Just beware that you might get caught by some of those nasty local blackouts if you’re rooting for a home team on the ice.

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series will be on NBC for up to five games, and have two games on NBCSN.

You can access all of these channels online on each of the five largest live TV streaming services.

Sling TV’s Blue Plan offers the lowest regular price among the live streaming services, and it will include your local NBC station in select markets, along with NBCSN and USA. Add on the News Extra (really, but for Hockey) to pick up CNBC and get all the playoffs for $35 a month. (See all Sling TV channels.)

YouTube TV is a great option for NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs fans who also love other sports, as they hit all the right shots for NBA and MLB games too. (See all YouTube TV channels.) 

Fubo TV has the stations needed to watch the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs live, and you can upgrade to get NHL Network for 24x7 hockey coverage even when the games are over. (See all Fubo TV channels.)

Meanwhile AT&T TV Now has plans that can get all the channels you need for hockey playoffs too.

Hulu with Live TV and some of the other services offer a variety of free trials. It offers NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA. (See all Hulu with Live TV channels.)

How to watch the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs live stream in the United Kingdom

If you're in the United Kingdom, you can still see a good amount of playoff action on the ice. The NHL Stanley Cup Finals games are being broadcast in the U.K. on the Premier Sports channels.

Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 will have the Stanley Cup Finals on their Premier Sports NHL Schedule this week.

Premier Sports is available as part of several pay TV packages in the U.K., including Sky. However, you can sign up for a streaming only package called Premier Player Online Only for £9.99 a month.

Watch the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs live stream while you’re traveling

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