The 2023 Stanley Cup Finals are just around the corner. There is no greater stage than this in all of hockey. After several months of intense action, with lots of twists and turns, we finally have the top two teams.
Coming out east, you have the Florida Panthers. They will face the Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights. It certainly looks like another enticing Stanley Cup Finals matchup is upon us.
This guide will give you all the details on how to watch this year’s final. Everything from schedules to TV stations, plus some streaming options. Without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can watch the Stanley Cup Finals.
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stanley cup finals schedule
Here is the complete schedule of the 2023 final between the Golden Knights and the Panthers:
Game 1: Panthers @ Golden Knights – June 3, 8 PM ET
Game 2: Panthers @ Golden Knights – June 5, 8 PM ET
Game 3: Golden Knights @ Panthers – June 8, 8 PM ET
Game 4: Golden Knights @ Panthers – June 10, 8 PM ET
Game 5 (if necessary): Panthers @ Golden Knights – June 13 at 8 PM
Game 6 (if necessary): Golden Knights @ Panthers – June 16, 8 PM
Game 7 (if necessary): Panthers @ Golden Knights – June 19 at 8 PM
Stanley Cup Finals TV Channel
Perhaps to the delight of many hockey fans, ESPN will not be broadcasting this year’s finals. American fans can see Stanley Cup Finals on three different channels. The games are available to watch on TNT, TBS and truTV.
Canadian viewers also have three channels to choose from. Sportsnet and CBC are options for those wishing to watch English broadcasts. On the other hand, fans can tune into TVA Sports for the French broadcast.
stanley cup finals stream
Many hockey fans in this day and age don’t have cable. Fear not, you can also watch this series between Vegas and Panthers. FuboTV is among those options for those looking for streaming services.
Other cable options include Sling TV and YouTube TV. In addition, American fans can stream the games on ESPN+ if they have a subscription to the service. Lastly, the NHL on TNT website allows users to stream games as well.
For those outside the United States, there there are two options, Canadians with a subscription to Sportsnet Now can use that subscription to watch the Stanley Cup Finals. Additionally, fans outside of Canada can access NHL TV to watch these games.
Stanley Cup Finals Teams
The two teams in this year’s final have taken very different routes to reach here. Florida entered the playoffs as the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. They put up a tough fight against a historic Boston Bruins team.
Despite falling behind 3–1 in that series, the Panthers came back to defeat Boston in seven games. In the next round, the Panthers eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs in five games. In the end, Florida defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights have had no such underdog story. They entered the Stanley Cup playoffs as the first seed in the Western Conference. Vegas defeated the Winnipeg Jets in five games to advance to the first round.
Next, the Golden Knights met the Edmonton Oilers. The series had high intensity and high scoring. Eventually, the Golden Knights dispatched Connor McDavid’s team in six games.
In the Western Conference Finals, Vegas met a familiar foe. The Dallas Stars beat Vegas in 2020 and look to do the same here. However, the Golden Knights edged out Dallas in six games to win the West.