The NHL postseason tournament continues as the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs head into the Conference Finals round, with a matchup between the Carolina Hurricanes (M1) and Florida Panthers (WC2) in the Eastern Conference Finals.
After finishing the regular season at the top of the Metropolitan Division, the 52-21 Carolina Hurricanes have bullied their way through the playoffs. As one of the best teams in hockey, the Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders in round one, 4-2, and then made quick work of the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in the second round. They’ll have a home-ice advantage against the Florida Panthers, and they won 2 of the 3 regular season matchups against the IceCats.
At 42-32, Panthers finished the regular season in fourth place in the Atlantic Division. The IceCats secured the second wildcard spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and shocked the NHL by upsetting their way to the ECFs. In the first round, the IceCats upset the Atlantic Division champion Boston Bruins, 4-3, and then followed that with a ferocious victory over the division’s runner-up Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1, in the second round.
For those who will not be able to attend the Panthers and Hurricanes quest for the Stanley Cup live, you can find out how to watch the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals without cable, below.
Games, Times, & Channels
Carolina Hurricanes (M1) vs. Florida Panthers (WC2)
Panthers win series 4-0
All times Eastern
- Game 1: Thursday, May 18: Panthers 3 at Hurricanes 2, 8 p.m.; TNT
- Game 2: Saturday, May 20: Panthers 2 at Hurricanes 1, 8 p.m.; TNT
- Game 3: Monday, May 22: Hurricanes 0 at Panthers 1, 8 p.m.; TNT
- Game 4: Wednesday, May 24: Hurricanes 3 at Panthers 4, 8 p.m.; TNT
- Game 5: *Friday, May 26: Panthers at Hurricanes, 8 p.m.; TNT
- Game 6: *Sunday, May 28: Hurricanes at Panthers, 8 p.m.; TNT
- Game 7: *Tuesday, May 30: Panthers at Hurricanes, 8 p.m.; TNT
How to Watch the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals Live Without Cable
You can watch stream each minute on the ice between the Florida Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes throughout the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals on TNT live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and other compatible devices with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
Watch Eastern Conference Finals Live For Free
If you’re looking to watch NHL playoff games live for free on TNT then DIRECTV STREAM may be an option for you. New subscribers can try the service out for 5 days for free.
You can find out more about each streaming service, below.
Watch the Eastern Conference Finals Live on DIRECTV STREAM
Stream the final two NHL teams in the Eastern Conference on the ice with DIRECTV STREAM. The Entertainment package includes TNT, and over 75 channels, so viewers can watch each moment of the ECFs to see who will represent the conference in the Stanley Cup Finals, and more for only $74.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.
New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.
Watch the Eastern Conference Finals Live on Hulu + Live TV
Skip the high cost of cable and stream TNT and over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite moments during the NHL’s ECFs and much more for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.
Watch the Eastern Conference Finals Live on Sling TV
TNT is available on Sling at an affordable price. Starting at $40 per month, subscribers can watch all of the Panthers-Hurricanes games and over 40 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the biggest moments of the series.
New subscribers can get $10 off of their first month.
Watch the Eastern Conference Finals Live on YouTube TV
Stream over 100 channels, including the Eastern Conference Finals on TNT with YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR which will allow you to rewatch each body check and goal and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.