Panthers vs Bruins live stream 2023: how to watch NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs online from anywhere, Game 2

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Watch Panthers vs Bruins live stream

Panthers vs Bruins (game 2) will be live on ESPN / ESPN+ in the US. In Canada, fans can watch a free Panthers vs Bruins live stream on CBC. Aussies can tune in via Kayo, and Brits can watch on Viaplay. Read on for full details of how to watch Panthers vs Bruins – Game 2 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs – tonight.

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Date: Weds, April 19 – 7.30pm ET / 12.30am BST / 9.30am AEST (Weds)
TV channel: ESPN (USA) | Viaplay (UK) | CBC/Sportsnet (CA)
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Panthers vs Bruins preview – Game 2

As obvious favorites to win the Stanley Cup this year the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers will hit the ice for game 2 at TD Garden tonight. With Boston cruising through the regular season, their playoff run shows no signs of slowing down. A 3-1 win Monday night puts them up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series.

It will be a tough battle for the Panthers throughout the series, but they are coming off a hot end-of-season run that they hope to keep going for the series with Boston. Offensively strong, they were the only team this season to twice score at least four goals against Boston.

Boston of course won’t go down without a fight (if at all). With a record-setting regular season in the books, they certainly have the motivation to cap it with an historic playoff run as well. They’ll need to stay healthy throughout this opening series (and beyond) if they want to put all the pieces in the right places. 

Perhaps the biggest news is whether or not Boston captain Patrice Bergeron will be healthy when the puck drops. Bergeron missed game 1 due to illness that has apparently swept through the Bruins’ locker room. 

As much as Boston has the momentum, it’s still very much anyone’s series at this point. Florida can easily snag a win before they head back home, which could put the Bruins on their heels for the rest of the series. 

The puck drops for game 2 tonight at 7p ET. Here's how to watch a Panthers vs Bruins 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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How to watch Panthers vs Bruins: live stream in Canada

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In Canada, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are split between Sportsnet and CBC Sports. Panthers vs Bruins (game 2) will be <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/hnic-live-stream-stanley-cup-playoffs-boston-florida-game-2-desktop-1.6811951" data-link-merchant="cbc.ca"">streamed FREE on CBC tonight at 7.30pm ET.  

If you're unable to tune in due to geo-blocking restrictions, <a href="https://go.expressvpn.com/c/4550836/1330033/16063?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressvpn.com%2Fgo%2Fnhl" data-link-merchant="expressvpn.com"" data-link-merchant="cbc.ca"">remember that a VPN is all you need to watch the action as you would at home.

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How to watch Panthers vs Bruins from outside your country

Unfortunately, if you try to watch your domestic coverage of Panthers vs Bruins 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 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs from anywhere

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Panthers vs Bruins live stream: watch NHL Playoffs in the US without cable

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Tonight's Panthers vs Bruins clash will be broadcast live on ESPN. No cable? Here's your options...

Watch Stanley Cup Playoffs without cable

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How to watch NHL: live stream Stanley Cup Playoffs in the UK

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Viaplay is the exclusive NHL broadcaster in the UK, and is showing every game of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs – including the first-round series between Florida and Boston. 

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 Panthers vs Bruins in Australia

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ESPN, available through Foxtel, has got ice hockey fans in Australia covered for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which you can also stream on your laptop or mobile using the <a href="https://www.foxtel.com.au/now/index.html?subtag=hawk-custom-tracking&irclickid=X6BQpEVUOxyNTOQ2vSxwRRtOUkAQmQylSwEcX80&irgwc=1&utm_source=Affiliate&utm_content=0&utm_term=307263939&utm_campaign=25868683&utm_medium=3207503&dclid=CICxgqOqs_4CFcXJ1QodYZEEiA" data-link-merchant="foxtel.com.au"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Foxtel Now streaming service. 

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NHL Playoffs schedule – first round

Wednesday, April 19 

New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes, Game 2 – 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on ESPN2 (Hurricanes lead 1-0)

Florida Panthers vs Boston Bruins, Game 2 – 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN (Bruins lead 1-0)

Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars, Game 2 – 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN2 (Wild lead 1-0)

L.A. Kings vs Edmonton Oilers, Game 2 – 10 p.m ET (7 p.m. PT) on ESPN (Kings lead 1-0)

Thursday, April 20

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Game 2 – 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on ESPN

New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils, Game 2 – 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on TBS

Seattle Kraken vs Colorado Avalanche, Game 2 – 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN 

Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights, Game 2 – 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on TBS

Friday, April 21

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders, Game 3 – 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on TBS

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers, Game 3 – 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on TNT

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild, Game 3 – 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) on TBS

Edmonton Oilers vs L.A. Kings, Game 3 – 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on TNT

Saturday, April 22

Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets, Game 3 – 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on TBS

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 3 – 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on TBS

New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers, Game 3 – 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC

Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken, Game 3 – 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on TBS

Sunday, April 23

Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Islanders, Game 4 – 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on TNT

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers, Game 4 – 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) on TNT

Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild, Game 4 – 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) on TBS

Edmonton Oilers vs L.A. Kings, Game 4 – 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on TBS

Monday, April 24

New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers, Game 4 – 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on ESPN

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 4 – 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on TBS

Vegas Golden Knights vs Winnipeg Jets, Game 4 – 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN

Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken, Game 4 – 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on TBS

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