NHL playoff schedule today: TV channels, times to watch Saturday Game 7 tripleheader

Three Stanley Cup playoff series conclude Saturday.

The Bruins, Lightning and Oilers each won their Game 6 games on Thursday against the Hurricanes, Maple Leafs and Kings, respectively, to force decisive Game 7 games.

All three series were tight in the playoffs, with the Hurricanes being the only team out of six to play Saturday that at one point had an advantage of two games in the playoff series.

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For three teams, the pursuit of Lord Stanley’s Cup will come to an end. For three others, hope remains alive, at least for another round.

Here’s all the information you need to watch the three Game 7s on Saturday, including launch time and TV channels in the United States and Canada.

What NHL games are there today?

Here’s a look at Saturday’s schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Saturday 13 May

Match Time (ET) Channel
Bruins by Hurricanes 16:30 p.m. ESPN (FS), SN360 (Canada), fuboTV
Lightning at Maple Leafs 7 pm TNT (FS), Sportsnet (Canada), CBC (Canada), TVA Sports (Canada)
Kings at Oilers 10 p.m. ESPN (FS), Sportsnet (Canada), CBC (Canada), fuboTV

Which channels are the NHL games on Saturday?

Here’s how you can watch the three matches on Saturday.

Bruins by Hurricanes

  • Puck drop: 16:30 ET
  • TV (FS): ESPN
  • TV (Canada): SN360, TVA Sports
  • Live stream (FS): ESPN +, fuboTV
  • Live stream (Canada): SN No, SN NOW +

When the first two games of this series were over, it became clear that the sharp defense and powerful attack of the Hurricanes would be too much for the Bruins to overcome. Carolina won the first two games with a combined 10-3 and seemed to be in cruise control with the series going to Boston. But the Bruins jumped back over the next two games, scoring the Hurricanes 9-4 to tie the series.

Brad Marchand has been a force for Boston in this series. He scored the first goal on Thursday in the Bruins’ eventual 5-2 victory in Game 6, leading all players in the series with four goals and is tied for most assists with seven.

Hurricanes goalkeeper Antti Raanta has not been the same since he was injured in Game 2. Raanta stopped 97.6 percent of the shots he faced in the first two games, but since then he has a 90.4 save percentage.

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Lighting at Maple Leafs

  • Puck drop: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV (FS): TNT
  • TV (Canada): Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Live stream (FS): See TNT
  • Live stream (Canada): SN No, SN NOW +

If the trend of this series has been an indication, the Maple Leafs are on pace to snap their winless streak of the playoff series. Toronto has not won a series since 2004, but so far neither Lightning nor the Maple Leafs have won two consecutive games in this series. Seeing the Lightning win in overtime in Game 6, the trend would indicate that Toronto is next.

As would be expected between two top-10 scoring violations in the league, this is a high-scoring series. No team has won by scoring less than four goals, and the winners have averaged five goals per game.

Hart Memorial Trophy finalist Auston Matthews has led the scoring so far, scoring four goals, while Nikita Kucherov’s six assists are the most of any player in the series.

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Kings at Oilers

  • Puck drop: 10 a.m. ET
  • TV (FS): ESPN
  • TV (Canada): Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
  • Live stream (FS): ESPN +, fuboTV
  • Live stream (Canada): SN No, SN NOW +

The Oilers’ offensive ability is fully demonstrated in the series against the Kings. In Games 2 and 3, when the Oilers outscored Los Angeles 14-2, Evander Kane had back-to-back two-goal games and goals came in quick succession.

But Mike Smith’s defense and goalkeepers were sometimes hesitant. In two of the Oilers’ losses to the Kings, the offense has scored at least three goals, but it left at least four in a team that made the 20th most goals in the regular season.

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Predictably, Connor McDavid had a striking series with 12 points (three goals, nine assists), while Kane had a series of leading seven goals, closely followed by Leon Draisaitl and his five goals.