What channel is Canadiens vs. Lightning on today? Game 2 time, TV schedule for 2021 Stanley Cup Final

Is it too early to call Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final a must-win for the Canadiens?

Montreal entered Monday’s matchup with the defending champion Lightning on a hot streak, but were bullied in a 5-1 defeat in Tampa Bay. Goalie Carey Price gave up a playoff-high five goals on 27 in the defeat, turning in his worst save percentage (.815) of the postseason.

The Lightning onslaught was simply too much against Montreal, dominating shots on goal 27-19. Both teams had power play opportunities (Tampa Bay three and Montreal two), but only the Lightning could make good on the opportunities.

The Canadiens need to come up with something to avoid a potentially insurmountable 2-0 hole, even with the series moving back to Montreal for Games 3 and 4. With that, here’s how to watch Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Canadiens and Lightning:

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What channel is Canadiens vs. Lightning on?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (U.S.) | Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports (Canada)
  • Stream: NBCSports.com | Peacock Premium | fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

NBC and its affiliates will carry the entire Stanley Cup Final in the United States. Audiences in Canada can catch the action on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.

Another option for cord-cutters and streamers is fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Peacock Premium, an NBC streaming option, will also carry live games.

Those with cable can also stream games live on NBCSports.com and in the NBC Sports App.

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Canadiens vs. Lightning start time

  • Date: Wednesday, June 30
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

Puck will drop for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Canadiens and Lightning shortly after 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday. All but one game in the series has a TV time of 8 p.m. ET; Game 7 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on July 11, if necessary.

NHL Stanley Cup Final 2021 schedule

Date Matchup Time (ET) (TV channel)
Monday, June 28 at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. (NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
Wednesday, June 30 at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. (NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
Friday, July 2 at Montreal 8 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
Monday, July 5 at Montreal 8 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Wednesday, July 7 at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Friday, July 9 at Montreal 8 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
*Sunday, July 11 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. (NBC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports)
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(* If necessary)