Devils vs Hurricanes live stream: how to watch NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5

New Jersey Devils goaltender Akira Schmid (40) reacts after shutting out the New York Rangers during the National Hockey League game between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils
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Watch a Devils vs Hurricanes live stream

The Devils vs Hurricanes (Game 5) will be live on TNT in the US. In Canada, fans can watch the Devils vs Hurricanes on Sportsnet. Aussies can tune in via Kayo, while Brits can watch on Viaplay. Read on for full details of how to watch Devils vs Hurricanes – Game 4 of their 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs series – tonight.

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Date: Fri, May 5 – 8pm ET / 1am BST / 10am AEST
TV channel: TNT (US) | Viaplay (UK) | Sportsnet (CA)
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Devils vs Hurricanes preview – Game 5

The teams were nigh-on inseparable during the regular season, splitting their series and finishing just one point apart in the Metropolitan Division, so it’s little wonder that this Stanley Cup playoffs clash between the Devils was expected to be the matchup of the second round. 

Divisional champions Carolina hammered New Jersey 6-1 Game 4 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Can the Devils come back from the brink of elimination in Game 5? The action airs live on TNT on Thursday, May 11.

Lindy Ruff's gamble on rookie goaltender Akira Schmid paid off handsomely, his Game 7 shutout helping the Devils complete a turnaround against their arch-rivals the Rangers. As if getting the puck in the back of the net wasn't already difficult enough for the Hurricanes...

They've had rotten luck with injuries, losing three of their top offensive threats in Max Pacioretty, Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen. Crucial contributions from Sebastian Aho and Paul Stastny helped them see off the Islanders in six, but can it be sustained?

Martin Necas, who led the team with 71 points during the regular season, hasn't looked at all like himself so far, and Rod Brind'Amour has his work cut out trying to coax the best out of the 24-year-old. We all know he's got it in him.

The puck drops for Game 5 at 7pm ET on Thursday. Here's how to watch a Devils vs Hurricanes live stream no matter where you are in the world. Pro tip: you might want to try a VPN if you're looking to tune into NHL while abroad.

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Devils vs Hurricanes live stream: watch NHL Playoffs in the US without cable


In the US, the Devils vs Hurricanes (Game 2) is being shown live on ESPN, with the puck set to drop at 7pm ET on Friday, May 9. 

Stream Devils vs Hurricanes live without cable

If you don't have TNT on cable, you'll need a streaming service that includes it, and Sling TV is an OTT service that's especially good for NHL fans.

Its Orange package offers TNT, ESPN, ESPN2 and TBS in most major markets, with ABC coverage available via simulcasts on ESPN 3. It costs $40 a month but you can get your first month for half-price.

And remember, use a VPN to access your domestic streaming services when outside your home country - we rate ExpressVPN as the best overall.

How to watch Devils vs Hurricanes from outside your country

Unfortunately, if you try to watch your domestic coverage of the Devils vs Hurricanes somewhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem – geo-blocking.

That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for streamers all over the world, but there's an easy solution.

Use a VPN to live stream Devils vs Hurricanes from anywhere:

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How to watch Devils vs Hurricanes: live stream in Canada

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In Canada, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are split between Sportsnet and CBC Sports, and the Devils vs Hurricanes (Game 4) will be live and free on CBC.

If you're unable to tune in due to geo-blocking restrictions, remember that a VPN is all you need to watch the action as you would at home.

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Devils vs Hurricanes: live stream Stanley Cup Playoffs in the UK


Viaplay is the exclusive NHL broadcaster in the UK and is showing the Devils vs Hurricanes, along with every game of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including Devils vs Hurricanes.

Prepare for a late night though, as the puck is set to drop at 1am BST on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. 

You'll have to subscribe to the Total package for coverage, which costs £14.99 per month or £143.88 per year.

As well as the NHL, Viaplay has the rights to La Liga football, the United Rugby Championship, the rugby league Championship, plus the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and Champions Hockey League.

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How to watch NHL: live stream Devils vs Hurricanes in Australia

FREE 7-day trial

NHL fans in Australia can watch the Devils vs Hurricanes for free via Kayo Sports, which offers all new users a FREE 7-day trial.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan (AU$25/month), two devices with Basic (AU$30/month), and three devices Premium (AU$35 a month).

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour golf, NRL, Formula 1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

The Devils vs Hurricanes game is also being shown on ESPN via Foxtel, with the puck set to drop at 10am AEST on Saturday morning. 

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.

When is the Devils vs Hurricanes game?

Game 1: Wednesday, May 3: Hurricanes won 5-1, ESPN

Game 2: Friday, May 5: New Jersey at Carolina, 8pm, TNT

Game 3: Sunday, May 7: Carolina at New Jersey, 3:30, TBS

Game 4: Tuesday, May 9: Carolina at New Jersey, 7, ESPN

Game 5: *Thursday, May 11: New Jersey at Carolina, TBD, TNT

Game 6: *Saturday, May 13:Carolina at New Jersey, TBD, ESPN

Game 7: *Monday, May 15: New Jersey at Carolina, TBD, ESPN

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.