How to watch Stanley Cup Finals: Oilers vs. Panthers Game 2 live stream

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Brett Kulak #27 of the Edmonton Oilers battles with Steven Lorentz #18 of the Florida Panthers in a December 2023 game.
Brett Kulak #27 of the Edmonton Oilers battles with Steven Lorentz #18 of the Florida Panthers.

The Stanley Cup Finals continue tonight with Game 2 of the Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers match-up. We'll show everything you need to know about how to watch the Stanley Cup Finals, including live streaming options that will work for all future 2024 Finals games.

It's a familiar scene for the Panthers, who made it to the Finals last year but fell short in a Game 5 loss against the Vegas Golden Knights. The team is vying for its first-ever Stanley Cup win this year. It's been eight years since the Oilers made it to the finals, but they were Stanley Cup fixtures in the mid-to-late '80s and very early '90s, so this is the Canadian team's chance to get back on top.

The Panthers won Game 1 on Saturday night 3-0. This was a massive victory for the Panthers, marking the first shutout in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in more than a decade. Will the Edmonton team be able to get a win in Game 2, or was Game 1 indicative of how the rest of the Finals will look? Only time (and tuning in) will tell.

Whether you're an Oilers or Panthers fan, we'll make sure you know how to tune in to tonight's game. Keep reading to learn all of your watch options, and don't forget to bookmark our NHL Playoffs hub for info on upcoming games.

How to watch Stanley Cup Finals in the US

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals will air on ABC on Monday at 8 p.m. ET in the US. If you don't have cable (or an antenna), you can try out a live streaming alternative. All three of the options we outline today will allow you to stream all 2024 Stanley Cup Finals games, including any contingent matches after Game 4.

The cheapest option tonight is ESPN+. Subscriptions start at $10.99 a month. Select games across the ABC and ESPN sports family are available to stream through ESPN+, and this is also a necessary subscription if you're looking to watch UFC events.

If you're looking for a more expansive cable alternative package, you can always try out services like Sling TV and Fubo. Sling TV allows you to access ABC in select regions by subscribing to Sling Orange + Blue for $55 a month, but new users can currently get half off their first month. Since Sling's local channel coverage is selective, you should look up which channels are available using your zip code before purchasing a subscription to see if ABC is, in fact, streamable in your region. You can also check out Sling's local channels page for additional details.

At $79.99, Fubo is the more expensive live TV package we're highlighting today, but it offers pretty broad ABC coverage and tons of extra channels (you should still look up your zip code before subscribing to ensure that you can access the channels you want). The service currently offers a one-week free trial for new users.

How to watch Stanley Cup Finals from anywhere

For those who will be traveling outside the US during tonight's game, or any of the upcoming games, you can keep up with your subscriptions by using a VPN. Short for virtual private networks, VPNs let you change your device's virtual location, allowing you to keep up with your usual websites and apps while traveling. This recommendation will be most useful for Americans who are simply traveling abroad at the moment since the services we've outlined require US forms of payment. 

When it comes to VPNs, we recommend giving ExpressVPN a try. It's easy to use, so beginners don't need to worry about a learning curve. Plus, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you find that it's not for you. You can find full details in our ExpressVPN review and learn how to use a VPN below.

How to watch Stanley Cup Finals with a VPN

  • Sign up for a VPN if you don't already have one.

  • Install it on the device you're planning to watch on.

  • Turn it on and set it to a US location. 

  • Sign up for a live streaming package and navigate to ABC.

  • Enjoy the game!

Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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