Oilers vs Panthers live stream: How to watch Stanley Cup Finals 2024 online, NHL TV schedule, channels, game 3 start time

Connor McDavid and Stuart Skinner #74 of the Edmonton Oilers ahead of the Stanley Cup 2024
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After one goal in two games, both of which have ended in heavy defeats, you get the sense that panic is setting in for the Oilers. Not only have the Panthers dominated the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals, but they've completely neutralized Edmonton's all-star offense. The action switches to Rogers Place for Game 3 tonight.

Read on and we'll show you how to watch Stanley Cup Finals 2024 from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

2024 Stanley Cup Finals live streams: TV schedule, dates

These are the Oilers vs Panthers live streams for the Stanley Cup Finals 2024 (see full schedule below for dates & times).
U.S. — ABC/ESPN3 (via Sling TV or ESPN Plus)
• CAN — CBC TV (FREE) & Sportsnet
 AUS Kayo Sports (free trial)
 U.K.Viaplay
• Watch anywhere — Try NordVPN 100% risk free

In Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard, this Oilers team features the outright three top points-scorers in the NHL Playoffs, and they're doing it for Canada. Jurassic Park was in theaters the last time a Canadian franchise lifted the Stanley Cup, but as of yet that potent cocktail of yearning, national pride and sheer championship-worthy quality hasn't worked.

The Panthers, one of just 11 teams never to have held the famous old cup aloft – in their defence, they didn’t even exist during the Oilers’ heyday – had their hopes ruined by a raft of injuries a year ago, and they mean business this time around.

Aleksander Barkov is expected to return to action tonight after taking a high hit from Draisaitl on Monday, and thanks to the exploits of Evan Rodrigues, who has three goals through two games, the Panthers are in a near-insurmountable position. Only five of 54 teams have ever overturned a 2-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup Finals before.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Stanley Cup Finals 2024 online, plus the full schedule, TV channels and all the live stream information, with or without cable.

Oilers vs Panthers TV schedule 2024 for the U.S.

(All times ET)

Saturday, June 8

  • Game 1: Oilers 0-3 Panthers

Monday, June 10

  • Game 2: Oilers 1-4 Panthers

Thursday, June 13

  • 8 p.m. – Game 3: Panthers (2) vs Oilers (0) | ABC & ESPN3

Saturday, June 15

  • 8 p.m. – Game 4: Panthers vs Oilers | ABC & ESPN3

Tuesday, June 18

  • 8 p.m. – Game 5: Oilers vs Panthers | ABC & ESPN3

Friday, June 21

  • 8 p.m. – Game 6: Panthers vs Oilers | ABC & ESPN3

Monday, June 24

  • 8 p.m. – Game 7: Oilers vs Panthers | ABC & ESPN3

Watch Stanley Cup Finals in Canada

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Every game of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals is being shown for free on CBC TV in Canada but not on CBC Gem. The streaming rights belong to Sportsnet.

A Sportsnet subscription starts at CA$19.99 per month and provides access to a whole host of other sports, both on Sportsnet and Sportsnet Plus. There's also a $179.99 annual subscription that averages out at CA$14.99 per month.

If you live in Canada but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Stanley Cup Finals live stream by using a quality VPN like NordVPN.

Watch Oilers vs Panthers from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the Oilers vs Panthers series on your subscriptions?

You can still watch the Stanley Cup Finals live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for hoops fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:

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Watch Stanley Cup Finals in the U.S.

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In the U.S., all seven games of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals are set to be shown on both ABC and ESPN3. They will also be on ESPN+ ($10.99 monthly, $109.99 per year or as part of the Disney Bundle.).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you can get either of the channels through an OTT cable TV alternative.

Sling TV is one of the better options. It includes ESPN3 in its Orange plan, with prices starting from $40/month and your first month half-price.

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You can get ESPN3 on the Sling TV Orange package. Sling Orange comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and TBS. New subscribers get 50% off their first month.

FuboFubo's 7-day free trial

Fubo is a great alternative to a cable package. The Elite Plan ($89.99 per month) gets you well over 100 channels including ABC, ESPN and NBA TV. And you can try it all out with Fubo's 7-day free trial.

How to watch Stanley Cup Finals in the U.K.

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Premier Sports is once again the home of the NHL in the U.K., following the closure of Viaplay. 

A subscription costs £9.99 per month, and the platform also carries international soccer and Tp14 and URC rugby.

If you're not in the U.K. right now, you can still watch a Stanley Cup Finals live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN.

Watch Stanley Cup Finals 2024 in Australia

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Aussies will find Stanley Cup Finals live streams on ESPN via Foxtel.

Don't have Foxtel and don't want to subscribe? Specialist streaming service Kayo Sports is also showing the Stanley Cup Finals, with its affordable, commitment-free plans starting from just $25/month, and hosting plenty of cricket, AFL, rugby, F1 and loads of other live sports besides.

There's also a 7-day FREE trial for anybody who hasn't used the service before.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN like NordVPN to watch all the action on your Kayo account as if you were back home.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.