The Weast Coast is about to heat up (pardon the pun) as the Ducks and the Flames are set to collide in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the Cup win on the line for both teams, anything can happen in this matchup. Let’s take a look at how both teams have fared in previous playoffs.
The Ducks seem to always be in the top slot going into the playoffs, but seem to fail at pulling the trigger when it comes to winning. Similar to some of the other teams I talked about, this team seems to have all the right stuff to win during the regular season, but fail to use the same offensive and defensive weapons in the playoffs. Yet, the one thing the Ducks have over the other teams that choke in the playoffs is that the Anaheim team has won a cup in the past ten years. It seems like it was a good luck charm for Anaheim to switch to the Ducks from the Mighty Ducks, for they have now found playoff success. Since changing their names, the Ducks have only missed the playoffs twice in ten years. The Ducks came close to returning to the finals in 2015 but got knocked out by the force that is the Blackhawks. It has been ten years since the Ducks have hoisted the Cup, and this team is looking to end their drought.
The Flames really seem to turn on and off over the years. After winning their first and only Stanley Cup back in 1989, the Flames have had a very turbulent time trying to get back into the postseason. This former Atlanta team was able to make it back into the finals in the 2003-2004 season but lost to the Lightning. Since then, the team has been just sulking in limbo, not really going forward but also not really going backward. Yet, with smart trades and acquisitions, this team is back in the mix of things. It is unsure what chances this young team fares in the 2017 postseason, but this first matchup will set a good gauge of how strong they are. By defeating the Ducks in the first round, the Flames will prove they have the caliber of a performance to possibly make and win the finals.
With everything locked and loaded for this matchup, the Flames and the Ducks are ready to play their best of four, with the winner moving to the second round and the loser going home and prepping for next season. Check below to see how you can tune in to watch this thrilling matchup.
Ducks vs. Flames Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Ducks vs. Flames Online
Your best bet for watching the Ducks battle the Flames 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 Ducks vs. Flames 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 Anaheim vs. Calgary for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.