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How to watch Thursday’s NHL Playoffs TV schedule via live stream

The NHL Playoffs has a pair of second round contests on the Thursday schedule. We break down how to watch as the Lightning look to take a commanding lead and the Bruins and Islanders face off in an even series.

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Will Carolina climb back into their series against Tampa Bay?

The second round of the 2021 NHL Playoffs continues Thursday with two series in entirely different positions heading into Game 3. The New York Islanders host the Boston Bruins in their East division series and the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Carolina Hurricanes in their Central division series.

The Islanders and Bruins are tied 1-1 after New York grabbed Game 2 in Boston. The puck drops on Game 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET in New York at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The game will air on NBC Sports Network and via live stream at NBCSports.com/live if you have a cable log-in. Boston is a -134 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while New York is a +116 underdog. Total goals is installed at 5 with the over juiced to -137.

The Lightning swept both games against the Hurricanes in Raleigh and will look to take a commanding lead when they host Game 3 at 8 p.m. ET. The game will air on USA and via live stream at NBCSports.com/live if you have a cable log-in. Tampa Bay is a -157 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Carolina is a +133 underdog. Total goals is installed at 5.5 with the under juiced to -134.

For both games, if you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the games.

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Bruins @ Islanders, 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — NBCSports.com/live
Hurricanes @ Lightning, 8 p.m., USA — NBCSports.com/live