Two familiar foes will meet in this second round Eastern Conference playoff series, as the Washington Capitals are set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh has typically dominated this rivalry in the postseason, going 8-1 in playoff series against the Caps.
Washington got to the 2017 NHL playoffs by winning the Metropolitan Division with 118 points via a 55-19-8 record in the regular season. They were then able to take care of business in the first round of the playoffs, surviving a tough series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. All six games were decided by one goal, and five of the games went to overtime.
Pittsburgh punched their ticket to the postseason by going 50-21-11 and racking up 111 points. They had the second most points in both the East and the entire NHL, but because they play in the Metropolitan Division, they had to settle for second place. The Penguins cruised past the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, sending them packing in five games.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch Game 1 between Washington and Pittsburgh.
Capitals vs. Penguins Game 1 Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Capitals vs. Penguins Game 1 Online
Your best bet for watching Washington battle Pittsburgh 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.
DIRECTV users 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 a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices 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 NBCSN 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: NBCSN on Sling TV 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 Capitals vs. Penguins Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, NBCSN 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, Google Play, or Windows Store.
Sling TV users can watch Game 1 on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app in the App Store and Google Play where you can watch NBCSN for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.