Ready for some great hockey? ‘Cause this matchup should be a thriller, as the Blackhawks and Predators will go toe to toe in order to stay alive in the 2017 NHL postseason. The playoffs tell a different story to each team, as the Blackhawks have found Stanley Cup success in recent years, while the Predators are always been in the mix to win it, but always come up short. This year, both teams are back in the game and both have stellar rosters worthy of hoisting the trophy. Only one spot is available in the second round, so which of these two teams will it be?
First, Chicago gets the ’90s Bulls and now, they get this unstoppable hockey team? The Hawks are like the New England Patriots of hockey, minus the hate. They always seem to be one of the top contenders to win the prize year after year after year. Due to back-to-back number one picks in the draft, Chicago was able to hand-pick the best duo in hockey history. The Jonathon Toews and Patrick Kane wombo combo is an unstoppable feat that can’t be beaten. With three wins already in the bag, the Hawks want more, as this team’s thirst for playoff victory cannot be quenched. This Chicago hockey team is still a sore subject for me personally, thanks to them defeating my beloved Bruins in 2013, but even I can’t deny how great this team is. Chicago has the chance to bring home their seventh Cup, which would a feat in and of itself to win four of those Cups in seven years.
The Predators are always that underdog team you hope will win it all. The city of Nashville has fallen in love with this team ever since it has graced their presence by being added to the league in the 1998-1999 season. Each post season is a great learning opportunity for this team, as they seem to get stronger year after year. However, playoff victory is not easy, especially when you have to go against tough teams right off the bat. The Preds always try to fight for a spot in the second round, but just seem to get outplayed every time. Yet, this season might spell a different story, for after acquiring the former Hab’s player, P.K. Subban, the Predators seem to get a new breath of life within the team. This rejuvenated offense has a shot at bringing home the beloved cup to their beloved fans.
This will be the third time these two teams have met in the postseason, with the Hawks winning both times before. Will the Predators have the shot to overcome their tough foe and continue on in the playoffs? Or will the Blackhawks repeat history and stomp over Nashville in pursuit of the Cup? To tune in and see which team will be the victor, check below to see your viewing options for this game.
Blackhawks vs. Predators Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Blackhawks vs. Predators Online
Your best bet for watching the Blackhawks battle the Predators 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 Blackhawks vs. Predators 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 Chicago vs. Nashville for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.