Peacock To Stream All NHL Stanley Cup Final Games

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service July 1 announced that all remaining 2021 Stanley Cup Final hockey games will stream on the service as they are broadcast live on NBC.

Game 3 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens begins July 2 at 8 p.m. ET from Bell Centre in Montreal. NBC Sports’ Kenny Albert will handle play-by-play duties alongside U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and former NHL goalie Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst).

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The following schedule details NBC Sports’ remaining coverage of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final:

Date Coverage Network/Platform Time (ET)
Fri., July 2 Game 3 – Tampa Bay at Montreal NBC/Peacock 8 p.m.
Mon., July 5 Game 4 – Tampa Bay at Montreal NBC/Peacock 8 p.m.
Wed., July 7 Game 5 – Montreal at Tampa Bay* NBC/Peacock 8 p.m.
Fri., July 9 Game 6 – Tampa Bay at Montreal* NBC/Peacock 8 p.m.
Sun., July 11 Game 7 – Montreal at Tampa Bay* NBC/Peacock 7 p.m.

*if necessary

The Stanley Cup Final is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing sports programming with upcoming live sports coverage on the service, including the ongoing Tour de France bicycle race, 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Premier Lacrosse League, INDYCAR, Premiership Rugby, the 2021-22 Premier League season, 2021 Sunday Night Football, and Super Bowl LVI. Peacock Originals streaming on the service now include “Lost Speedways,” hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; “Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts”; “My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs”; “The Greatest Race”; “Michael Phelps: Medals, Memories & More”, and “In Deep With Ryan Lochte.” Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock original “Brother From Another,” as well as “The Dan Patrick Show,” “PFT Live” and “The Rich Eisen Show.”

All coverage of the Stanley Cup will be available on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available across myriad devices. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.

NBC: Blues-Bruins Score Most-Streamed Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Ever

NBC Sports said the May 27 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins was the most-streamed Game 1 in history.

NBC said the match had an “average minute audience” of 115,500 viewers and 19.9 million live minutes, up 37% and 24%, respectively, compared to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in 2018.

NBC said the Memorial Day evening telecast showcasing the Bruins’ come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Blues in Boston averaged 5.38 million viewers across NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, up 2% vs. last year’s Game 1 (5.28 million) and up 9% vs. 2017 (4.92 million).

It was the most-watched Game 1 in four years and NBC Sports’ third-most watched Game 1 since it began broadcasting the Stanley Cup Final in 2006, according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.

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The match trails only two other Game 1 matches in NBC Sports’ 14-year history broadcasting the Stanley Cup Final (Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 6.31 million, 2013; Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 5.58 million, 2015).

Regardless of the strong TV viewership, Game 2 of the Cup Final will only be streamed (no broadcast) on NBCSN, the standalone SVOD platform re-launched by NBC Universal in 2019.