ESPN will host Tuesday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck is set to drop at 7:30 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario.
This is the second straight season the Lightning will face the Maple Leafs in the first round without home-ice advantage. Last season, that didn’t matter. The Lightning were able to win the series in seven games. Toronto has had a near 20-year drought of not being able to advance out of the first round of the playoffs. This could be the year that streak ends. Though it won’t be easy going up against the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs.
The Leafs are favored to win the series at -155 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Toronto is also -155 on the moneyline to win Game 1 on Tuesday night.
2023 NHL Playoffs: Lightning vs. Maple Leafs live stream
Date: Tuesday, April 18
Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN app
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NHL matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.