How to watch the NHL playoffs on ABC News today

With the NHL playoff format set to begin tonight, here are 10 things you need to know to be a complete hockey fan in the coming days.1.

How many games will the NHL games count?

The NHL will begin counting games from Thursday through Sunday, which means we won’t be able to watch every game until Sunday.

But if you want to watch games in the best possible quality, you can do so at home.

Here’s how to get started.2.

How long do the games last?

The regular season is 12 regular season games, and the playoffs are 10.

The schedule begins at 11:59 p.m.

ET on Friday and ends at 11 p.59 p.”3.

When will the playoffs start?

The games will start at noon ET on Saturday and end at 11 a.m ET on Sunday.

If you want the games to start before you watch them, you’ll need to make a two-hour drive.

If that’s too much time for you, you could watch them in your home theater.4.

Can I watch a playoff game on a smartphone?


You’ll be able watch every NHL game live at the Verizon Wireless Arena, home of the Minnesota Wild and the NHL’s other Eastern Conference rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.5.

What is the TV network that will be showing the playoffs?

NBCSN will be the broadcast network of choice for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

They’ll be showing three games per night starting with the Eastern Conference final on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.s. on NBC Sports Network, followed by the Eastern and Western Conference finals on Saturday, Oct 12 at 7:30 p., on NBCSN.6.

How can I find the games?

You can find a complete listing of all the games on the NHL website and ABC Sports’ schedule.7.

Can you get a ticket for a playoff?

Yes, you have the option to buy a playoff ticket online or at the gate.

You can purchase a playoff round ticket at the Gate at least two days before the game, which includes a seat on the upper deck.8.

Will there be a second-round playoff?

The second- and third-round matchups will be played on the ice in the same venue.

If the Stanley Cares Memorial Cup is played at the Wells Fargo Center, that would be the second-and-third rounds.9.

Will the playoffs be televised live?


The NBC Sports Group, NBC Sports Net and the ABC Sports Network will broadcast every game, with the exception of the Eastern semifinals on Saturday.10.

Can the fans watch the games online?

Yes: You can watch all the NHL Playoff games online at, as well as the regular season and playoffs on and

You will need to have an account on NBCUniversal’s NHL Live and ABC Live platforms, which are available only to NBC subscribers.11.

Can people watch the Stanley Cups in person?

Yes; you’ll be allowed to watch at home or at a designated viewing area.12.

Can anyone get tickets to watch a game?

Yes but, not for all games.

You may be able get a playoff seating spot for a specific game, but it won’t guarantee you a seat.

Tickets for the NHL postseason will go on sale to the general public on Friday.

Check out the NHL schedule to find out when the games start and finish, and for more information about how to watch all 32 games, visit