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When Islanders vs. Lightning series starts, how to watch Game 1 on TV, via live stream

The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning face off in the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down when the series starts and how to watch.

Tampa Bay Lighting left wing Barclay Goodrow (19) faces off against New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) during the second period in game one of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 NHL Playoffs have advanced to the equivalent of the conference finals. It’s different this year due to the COVID-related realignment and the third round is officially called the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

This year’s semifinals feature the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the New York Islanders and the Vegas Golden Knights vs. the Montreal Canadiens. The third round features re-seeding of the four remaining teams and that leaves the Golden Knights No. 1, Lightning No. 2, Islanders No. 3, and Canadiens No. 4.

The Lightning and Islanders open their series in Tampa on Sunday, June 13. The puck drops at 3 p.m. ET and the game will air on NBC. It will be available via live stream at Below is the full schedule for the Islanders-Lightning series.

Islanders vs. Lightning series info

Game 1, Islanders @ Lightning: Sunday, June 13, 3 p.m. ET, NBC
Game 2, Islanders @ Lightning: Tuesday, June 15, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Game 3, Lightning @ Islanders: Thursday, June 17, 8 p.m. ET, USA
Game 4, Lightning @ Islanders: Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m. ET, USA
Game 5 (if necessary), Islanders @ Lightning: Monday, June 21, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Game 6 (if necessary), Lightning @ Islanders: Wednesday, June 23, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Game 7 (if necessary), Islanders @ Lightning: Friday, June 25, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN