The NHL 2017 hockey playoffs are underway with the original six teams set to clash. The Canadiens and the Rangers are not new to playoff matchups as they have faced each other fourteen times in the postseason. The last time these two teams met was back in 2014, where the Rangers were able to defeat the Habs and move on to the Stanley Cup Final.
Montreal is out for blood, even though they retain the title for most Stanley Cup wins, they are going on a 25-year Stanley Cup drought. While there are other teams that have suffered longer droughts (looking at you Toronto), this team has winning in its history, so this year’s playoffs mean a lot to the Habs and the fans. The Canadiens are looking to bring the cup back to Ville de Montreal, but they have to win big here if they want a shot at lord Stanley.
The Rangers also seem to be suffering a twenty-year long drought, as the cup has not been brought back to the Big Apple since 1994. While the Rangers had a chance at it back in 2014, they were crushed by the Los Angeles Kings.Don’t be fooled by the wild card spot that the Rangers secured, for they finished the season with only one point behind Montreal. The Rangers can turn it on if they need to, but if they wanna win they have to keep the burner turned up throughout the playoffs.
Original Six matchups in the playoffs are what makes hockey great, and this series sure will have a lot of blood, sweat, and maybe even tears by the end of it. With two monster goalies on both teams, this is truly a series you cannot miss.
Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the game.
Canadiens vs. Rangers Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Canadiens vs. Rangers Online
Your best bet for watching the Canadiens battle the Rangers via a live stream is NBC Sports Live Extra. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note: NBC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
Watch Canadiens vs. Rangers On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, NBC has you covered with their NBC Sports app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch Montreal vs. New York for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.