Game three has a change of scenery for NHL fans and players. The Capitals and the Penguins are moving to Pittsburgh. This change may or may not do the Capitals any good as they have fallen 2-0 in the series to the Penguins. Wanting to get a nice sweep in the second round, the Penguins are looking to close this series out at home in order to secure a rest before the third round. Washington has to put their mark in this series and win this game, otherwise, it will be just the same old story we know for the Capitals, which is an early exit from the playoffs. Before we dive into how you can watch this game, let’s check to see how both teams have done so far in this series.
The Capitals just can’t seem to play on the same level that the Penguins are on and they are falling behind. Washington was able to keep it close in game one by barely losing 3-2, yet they seemed to struggle in game two and they fell 6-2 to the Pens. Playoff woes plague this team and it will be sad to watch them choke again. This team just can’t seem to make it past the second round and it does not help that they have to face off against the Penguins, who just seem to always know how to unwind the Capitals. This is the proving moment for Washington and they still have a chance to even out the series, seeing as in the NBA the Celtics were able to beat the Bulls even though they lost the first two games at home. I would not be surprised if the Capitals come out the gun outscoring, outshooting, and outplaying the Penguins, but a history of choking still lingers in the minds of Capitals fans.
The Penguins are looking to make it back to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in two years. A win tonight will put them literally a step closer to punching their ticket to the third round. It seems this team is the only consistent team in the east, as the Rangers are struggling against Ottawa and the Capitals just can’t seem to play at the same capacity as Pittsburgh. Sweeping the Capitals will give the Penguins a lot of time to prepare for the winner of the Rangers/Senators series and give the reigning champs a nice rest before the start of the next round. However, this team cannot slack off now, as they must keep hounding on the Capitals if they want to win out this series. The Capitals will look for any and all ways to get back into it and tie it back up, so if the Penguins let their lead get to their heads, then it could cause a comeback for Washington. The finish line is dead ahead, so Pittsburgh needs to keep sprinting if they want to win this race and keep their postseason alive.
Both teams are going to push each other to the limit in order to win game three, so you do not want to miss any of this action. Check below to see how you can live stream and watch the Penguins vs. the Capitals.
Capitals vs. Penguins Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Capitals vs. Penguins Online
Your best bet for watching the Capitals battle the Penguins 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 Capitals vs. Penguins 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 Washington vs. Pittsburgh for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.