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How to avoid NHL TV blackouts with a VPN

Updated: November 27, 2019
How to avoid NHL TV blackouts with a VPN

Stream the NHL live on NBC

Want to watch the NHL for free? NBC Sports is the official broadcaster. Here’s how to watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to NBC Sports. You will need to enter a valid U.S. ZIP code.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Want to know when the games are? Check out the full schedule of all the games available on NBC.

Pro tip: Avoid blackouts by connecting to locations where games are not being aired. For example, to watch a Chicago Blackhawks game, connect to a non-Chicago U.S. location like New York.

How to watch NHL games free on fuboTV

Don’t have cable? Use fuboTV and get 7 days of free streams! To get started:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit fuboTV or use the fuboTV app. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  4. Sign up and go!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the fuboTV app on Android and iOS.

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

Watch NHL live games on YouTube TV

YouTube TV includes all relevant NBC channels for watching the NHL. Use the free trial and start watching!

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  4. You’re all set!

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

Live stream NHL games on Sling TV

Looking for more free trial options? Use Sling TV and get 7 days free!

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Sign up at Sling TV. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  4. Tune in to the game!

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

How to stream NHL TV with a VPN

NHL TV is your go-to source for watching the NHL no matter where you are, on any device.

Here’s how:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where games ARE NOT being aired (this way you can avoid all the blackouts).
  3. Sign up for an account at NHL TV.
  4. Stream without any blackouts!

Use a VPN to secure your connection while you unblock NHL TV blackouts!

Bypass NHL TV blackouts and stream all hockey games

While NBC and NHL TV are great, you still have to worry about blackouts.

That’s because regional markets have sole broadcasting rights, so some games may not be available online in your area until 48 hours after a game is televised.

The secret to avoiding NHL blackouts? Just connect to a VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Chicago, for example, and Chicago games are being broadcast on TV, they might not be available for live streaming. Connect to a VPN server location in another city or country. 

Another way to beat NHL blackouts? Try the stream options from YouTube TV, Sling TV, and fuboTV. There may be unblocked games available.

Use a VPN to save money on your NHL TV subscription

If you’re set on getting an NHL TV subscription, note that subscription prices may vary. You can save money on your subscription by using a VPN to sign up from a server location outside the U.S. Countries like Russia, Germany, or Greece usually have better deals. Be sure to check different prices to see the best results.

And for all you Canadian readers, you don’t have to settle with the Canadian-only Rogers streaming site. You can use your VPN as an NHL TV work-around and get all games from inside Canada!

Save money and avoid blackouts? Yes, please!

Who will win the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The St. Louis Blues triumphed over the Boston Bruins to win the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals. Will another team break their long-time title drought this year? As things stand, Buffalo and Vancouver have gone title-less for 48 years, while Toronto leads the pack at 51. Will the Maple Leafs take a leap forward after investing over 40 million USD in their top four forwards?

Share your predictions in the predictions below and don’t forget to tune in with your VPN!

ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and your content provider’s Terms of Use for more details.

44 thoughts on “NHL

  1. I live in BC and can get out of market Canucks games through our Roku but not local games. How do I set up my Roku to get all games?

  2. Youtube TV detects ExpressVPN. And won’t let you watch anything. Just thought I’d share that so others can pick a different option other than YouTube TV.

  3. I would like to watch maple leafs vs. bruins, april 21, 2019 but it is not broadcast in playa del carmen, on sky tv. what can I do? help.

  4. Getting hockey using an USA Zipcode has 2 problems for Canadians.
    1/. Most Canadians do not have an USA zipcode.
    2/. If you can connect to USA, it is likely that you will not see too many Canadian games.

    1. Hi Joseph,

      To watch the games featuring Canadian teams, you can check the team’s schedule and then connect to a server location where the broadcaster is available from.

      For example, you can check the schedule for the Canucks (https://www.nhl.com/canucks/schedule/2018-10-01/PT), then connect to a server location where a broadcaster is showing the next Canucks game. To find the USA Zipcode you need, simply Google “(location name) zip code” and you’ll be all set.

  5. Absolutely love the service of ExpressVPN. I watch hockey all season in every market with this service. Not to mention the privacy on all my devices over my network with a dd-wrt router. I switched from another provider and it was well worth it. Your staff and customer support is second to none. Thanks for a great product and service, and Go Preds!

  6. I am cutting cable ASAP. I am a little confused on how to bypass blackouts for NHL, specifically Nashville Predators. I bought Roku, and was looking at Sling tv and Fubo Tv, only to find our that the Fox Sports south feed would more than likely be blacked out. Will the express VPN solve this problem? Does the VPN work through the Roku setup? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

  7. hello I want to cut my cable and keep . watching the boston bruins on cable. How does this work ? I am not to good with a computer . what will I need . how to hook to my tv I am getting a amazon jail broken fire stick and cutting cable , what do I need to do

    1. Hi Joseph,

      You just need to a broadcast subscription (see the guide above) and ExpressVPN. Simply fire up the VPN and log in to your broadcast subscription, you’ll be all set 🙂

  8. I will be in Florida from January 1st to the end of April in a rental accomodation. What is my best way of obtaining all Toronto Maple Leaf games while in Florida for the three months? I have my computer with me , a chromecast and there is a tv available with a HDMI connection. Their current cable subscriber is Comcast and in the past I have streamed my Netflix subscription from my computer to that tv with no visual problems. An additional bonus is that they do not have an HD subscription although they have an HD tv and the stream through my chromecast projects in HD. Would my doing this result in an additional cost to my owners cable costs?

    1. I am in Florida at the same time. I gave up trying to get the Leafs on anything but NHL Gamecentre. I get it free with my Rogers subscription. It works great here. The problem I am having is getting the Tampa Bay Lightning! They blacking a lot of those games out in the Tampa area.

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