The game 2 Canadiens vs Lightning live stream is starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT tonight (June 30).
It will air on NBCSN, which is available on Sling TV's Blue package — which is currently on sale down to $10 for the first month (opens in new tab).
It's time for the Canadiens vs Lightning live stream, and we (and everyone but Tampa Bay) are hoping this won't be such a one-sided an affair as the last one. Of course, we're not going to get on the ice to stop Nikita Kucherov from popping off again. The Lightning star posted a pair of goals and an assist in an effort that led him to exclusive company: only he, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux have scored 30-plus points in back-to-back postseasons.
Kucherov set up Bolts captain Steven Stamkos for their final goal of the game, which at 5-1 was just rubbing salt in the wound. This stellar performance followed doubts about Kucherov's health, after he played only one shift in Game 6 of the series against the Islanders.
That said, Kucherov didn't even score until the third period. Tampa Bay earned its first lead when Erik Cernak found net with 13:41 left in period 1.
Then, Blake Coleman and Yanni Gourde collaborated on goal 2 in the second period. The Habs got their first and only goal of the game thanks to a Ben Chiarot slap shot. But that was where it ended, as Kucherov's back-to-backs and assist sealed the deal for Tampa Bay.
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How to watch Canadiens vs Lightning live streams with a VPN
If you've had to leave your home ice, and you can't watch Canadiens vs Lightning live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.
Canadiens vs Lightning live streams in the US
In the U.S. the Canadiens vs Lightning live stream airs on NBC SN and Peacock, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT today (June 30).
If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you'll be able to get this game on Sling TV and Fubo TV, two of the picks on our best streaming services list. If we had to choose, we'd go for Sling because it's also got TNT for the NBA playoffs, which we're also watching — which Fubo doesn't have.
Sling Blue is the package for you for NBC SN, as it also gets NBC (which is also accessible with one of the best TV antennas).
Canadiens vs Lightning live streams in Canada
Cut the cord? The $19.99 per month Sportsnet Now (opens in new tab) streaming service is your gateway to the conclusion of the Stanley Cup live streams.
Looking for the French-language option? TVA Sports (opens in new tab) will have every game.
Punjabi-language streams? Your best bet is OMNI (opens in new tab).
Canadiens vs Lightning live stream in the UK
UK Hockey fans ready to stay up all night can tune in for Canadiens vs Lightning live streams on Premier Sports (opens in new tab). It costs £10.99 per month on Sky, while Virgin Media offers it for £12.99 per month.
Premier Sports can be purchased ala carte, for £10.99 per month, and that gives you Premier Sports 1 and 2, LaLiga TV, and Box Nation.