The Chargers could become the Stanley Cup champion for the second time since the millennium. The Penguins did it in 2016 and 2017.
But Tampa Bay must pass a hot Canadian team to complete this feat.
The Canadians only entered the Stanley Cup playoffs afterwards. They scored the fewest points in the playoffs (59 points), and they were able to advance because they played in the Northern Division, which is considered the weakest of the NHL.
Montreal defeated the Maple Leafs in seven first-round series games and has been in tears ever since. The team saw rookie Cole Caulfield come forward with the help of Carey Price’s hot goalkeeper and contributed 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) for the cause .
Tampa Bay is expected to win the Cup, but so far, the Canadians have beaten the favorites in every game of the playoffs. Can they repeat the same mistakes against unofficial teams? Over $18 million in salary cap?
This is how the Canadians watched the first game of the Stanley Cup final when they headed to Tampa to face the Chargers.
Canadiens vs. Lightning on which channel?
- TV channel: NBCSN (United States) | Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports (Canada)
- stream: NBCSports.com | Peacock Advanced | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The entire Stanley Cup final will be broadcast on NBC and its affiliate network in the United States. Canadian viewers can watch the game on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.
Wire cutters and ribbons can be watched on fuboTV, Provide 7-day free trial. NBC streaming option Peacock Premium will also provide live games.
Those with cable TV can also broadcast the game live on the NBCSports.com and NBC Sports apps.
Canadians and Chargers start time
- date: Monday, June 28
- time: 8 p.m. EST | 5 p.m. Pacific time
The Stanley Cup finals will begin on Monday, June 28. The Canadians’ first game against the Chargers will begin shortly after 8pm Eastern Time. The TV time for all games in the series except one game is 8pm EST; if necessary, the 7th game will start at 7pm EST on July 11th.
2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final Schedule
|date||pair||Time (TV channel)|
|Monday, June 28||In Tampa Bay||8 pm (NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
|Wednesday, June 30||In Tampa Bay||8 pm (NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
|Friday, July 2||In Montreal||8 pm (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
|Monday, July 5||In Montreal||8 pm (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
|* Wednesday, July 7||In Tampa Bay||8 pm (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
|* Friday, July 9||In Montreal||8 pm (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
|* Sunday, July 11||In Tampa Bay||7 pm (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)|
(* if necessary)