After two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, four teams remain. In one semifinal series, the New York Islanders are up 1-0 against the Tampa Bay Lightning after winning Game 1 on Sunday. In the other semifinal, the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights begin their seven-game series on Monday. 

The Lightning are looking to repeat as NHL champions, while the Islanders haven’t reached the NHL Finals since 1984. It’s been nearly as long a drought for the Canadiens, who haven’t been back to the Finals since hoisting the Cup in 1993. The upstart Golden Knights reached the Finals three years ago in their inaugural season.

Here’s how hockey fans in the US can watch.

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The semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are set: New York Islanders versus Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens versus Vegas Golden Knights.


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What’s the schedule for the NHL playoffs?

Most of the semifinal games will be broadcast on NBCSN, with four shown on USA Network. In addition, NBC’s standalone streaming service, Peacock, will show all of the semifinal games. All times are in ET.

Monday, June 14

Game 1: Montreal at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Tuesday, June 15

Game 2: NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Wednesday, June 16

Game 2: Montreal at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Thursday, June 17

Game 3: NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on Peacock/USA Network

Friday, June 18

Game 3: Montreal at Las Vegas, 8 p.m. on Peacock/USA Network

Saturday, June 19

Game 4: NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on Peacock/USA Network

Sunday, June 20

Game 4: Montreal at Las Vegas, 8 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Monday, June 21

Game 5*: NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Tuesday, June 22

Game 5*: Montreal at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Wednesday, June 23

Game 6*: NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Thursday, June 24

Game 6*: Montreal at Las Vegas, 8 p.m. on Peacock/USA Network

Friday, June 25

Game 7*: NY Islanders at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

Saturday, June 26

Game 7*: Montreal at Las Vegas, 8 p.m. on Peacock/NBCSN

* if necessary

How can I watch the Stanley Cup playoffs without cable?

You don’t need cable or satellite TV to watch the action on the ice. All of the major live TV streaming services include NBCSN and USA Network. If you don’t want to subscribe to a live TV streaming service, you can use Peacock to watch the games.

Peacock offers three tiers: a limited free plan and two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 a month. You need one of the Premium plans to watch Stanley Cup Playoff games live and full-game replays, though highlights are available on the free tier. Read our Peacock review.

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