Stars vs Golden Knights live stream: how to watch 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final, Game 4

 Mark Stone #61 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates after assisting teammate Brett Howden #21 on the game-winning goal against the Dallas Stars in overtime
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Watch a Stars vs Golden Knights live stream

The Stars vs Golden Knights (Game 4) will be live on ESPN in the US. In Canada, fans can watch a free Stars vs Golden Knights live stream on CBC Sports. Aussies can tune in via Kayo, while Brits can watch on Viaplay. Read on for full details of how to watch the Stars vs Golden Knights in Game 3 of their 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final series.

Stars vs Golden Knights TV schedule

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Game 1: Knights won 4-3
Game 2: Knights won 3-2
Game 3: Tue, May 23, 8pm ET – ESPN, CBC, SN
Game 4: Thu, May 25, 8pm ET – ESPN, CBC, SN
*Game 5: Sat, May 27, 8pm ET – ABC, ESPN Plus, CBC, SN
*Game 6: Mon, May 29, 8pm ET – ESPN, CBC, SN
*Game 7: Wed, May 31, 9pm ET – ESPN, CBC, SN
FREE stream: CBC Gem (CA)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any NHL stream
Global streams: Viaplay (UK) | Kayo Sports (AUS)
US without cable: Sling 50% discount

Stars vs Golden Knights preview

After a crucial call against Stars captain Jamie Benn that leaves him suspended for this pivotal game, Dallas had no choice but to win tonight. With the Flordia Panthers already solidifying their place in the finals, this game 4 could send the Golden Knights through to the next round.

Dallas won all three regular-season meetings with Vegas, with two of them going to a shootout, but this is the one that counts.

They've each gone about their business in very different ways this postseason, with the Golden Knights emerging as the comeback kings, a trait the Stars are yet to master. 

Stand-in goalie Adin Hill is playing out his NHL fantasy for the Golden Knights, while Jack Eichel is making the most of his long-awaited maiden playoffs adventure, his goals and assists helping to make Vegas the most potent team still in contention. 

Can the Stars hit back in Game 4 tonight? Here's how to watch a Stars vs Golden Knights live stream no matter where you are. The puck drops for Game 4 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

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How to watch Stars vs Golden Knights: live stream for FREE in Canada


In Canada, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are split between Sportsnet and CBC Sports, but both services are showing the Stars vs Golden Knights series.

That means a free live stream on CBC Gem. You can pay $4.99 per month for ad-free access to CBC Gem's on-demand library, but if you don't mind sitting through commercials you don't need to pay a thing.

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

For Sportsnet, an SN Now subscription costs $14.99 per month, $49.99 for four months, or $149.99 per year.

A Sportsnet Now Premium subscription costs $34.99 per month or $249.99 per year, and nets you WWE Network and coverage of the Bundesliga and FA Cup soccer, United Rugby Championship, Premiership Rugby, National Rugby League, and Super League Rugby.

How to watch Stars vs Golden Knights from outside your country

Unfortunately, if you try to watch your domestic coverage of the Stars vs Golden Knights from somewhere other than 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 Stars vs Golden Knights from anywhere:

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Stars vs Golden Knights live stream: watch NHL Playoffs in the US without cable


In the US, the Stars vs Golden Knights series is being shown live across a mix of ESPN, ESPN+ and ABC.

Stream Stars vs Golden Knights live without cable

If you don't have ESPN 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 ESPN and TNT in most major markets, thereby covering almost all of the remaining Stanley Cup playoff games. It costs $40 a month but you can get your first month for half-price.

Travelling abroad? Use a VPN to watch Sling from outside the USA.

Game 2 and 5 of the series are being shown on ABC and ESPN Plus. ESPN+ is only $9.99 per month but you'll save money by paying for a year in advance - $99.99 for 12 months.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports coverage, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, featuring content from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and more - plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you'll only pay $12.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle (with ads).

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Stars vs Golden Knights: live stream Stanley Cup Playoffs in the UK


Viaplay is the exclusive NHL broadcaster in the UK and is showing the Stars vs Golden Knights, along with every remaining game of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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 Stars vs Golden Knights in Australia

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NHL fans in Australia can watch the Stars vs Golden Knights 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, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

The Stars vs Golden Knights is also being shown on ESPN via Foxtel.

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

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.