How to watch Stanley Cup Finals on ESPN Plus

Florida Panthers' Carter Verhaeghe
Florida Panthers' Carter Verhaeghe (Image credit: Josh Lavallee/NHLI via Getty Images)

It all comes down to this, as the Stanley Cup Finals get underway on Saturday, June 8, between the Edmonton Oilers and the Florida Panthers. Great news hockey fans, even if you've cut the cord to cable, there are streaming options for you to watch every game of the Stanley Cup Finals on ESPN Plus.

While ABC is the broadcast home of the Stanley Cup Finals, ESPN Plus is also making each game of the series available to stream live. 

Let's dive into how you can stream the Stanley Cup Finals via ESPN Plus.

How to watch Stanley Cup Finals on ESPN Plus

The only way to watch the Stanley Cup Finals on ESPN Plus is to be a subscriber to the streaming platform. Unfortunately, there is no free trial for ESPN Plus at this time, so as far as cost your options, there is a monthly subscription that runs $10.99 per month or a year-long commitment that costs $109.99, which does represent about a 17% savings on what a monthly subscription would cost. That is if you opt to sign up for ESPN Plus as a standalone service, but there are options to combine it with other services as well. 

You can bundle it with the Disney Plus and Hulu streaming services (known as the Disney Bundle) for $14.99 per month to get the streaming services with ads or $24.99 per month for no ads; both plans save more than 40% from paying for the streaming services separately, according to Disney.

You also automatically get ESPN Plus if you sign up for Hulu with Live TV. But with that you don't need to worry about having ESPN Plus as Hulu with Live TV carries ESPN and ABC, so you could just watch the games on those channels.

Once you have signed up for the service, it is relatively easy to start watching. When the games are live (or just about to start), they should appear on the ESPN Plus homepage for easy access. You can also search for the game if needed.

ESPN Plus works on a range of devices, including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers.

Reminder, ESPN Plus is only available to US-based consumers. Sorry hockey fans in Canada, the UK or elsewhere. 

Stanley Cup Finals schedule on ESPN Plus

Here is the full Stanley Cup Finals schedule so you know when you need to tune into ESPN Plus to watch each game (* denotes "if necessary"): 

  • Game 1 (June 8): Edmonton Oilers 0, Florida Panthers 3 (Panthers lead series 1-0)
  • Game 2 (June 10): Edmonton Oilers 1, Florida Panthers 4 (Panthers lead series 2-0)
  • Game 3 (June 13): Florida Panthers 4, Edmonton Oilers 3 (Panthers lead series 3-0)
  • Game 4 (June 15): Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
  • Game 5* (June 18): Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
  • Game 6* (June 21): Florida Panthers vs Edmonton Oilers, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
  • Game 7* (June 24): Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.