The Pittsburgh Penguins set a milestone by beating the Stanley Cup holder 6-2 with the Tampa Bay Lightning on the opening night of the 2021 NHL season. Now the penguins appear ready to keep the momentum going when they take on the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on Thursday.
The game (7:00 PM ET start time) will be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh for those living in the Penguins Market and on Bally Sports Florida for those living in the Panthers Market. It is also streamed live on ESPN + for anyone in the US that is not in the market.
Here is a full rundown of how to watch a live stream of Penguins vs Panthers in the US, depending on where you live:
Note: This option is for spectators at the penguin or panther market
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) offers four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier”. AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (live in local markets) and Bally Sports Florida (local markets) are included in Choice and above.
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Once you have signed up for DirecTV Stream, You can watch the Penguins vs Panthers live on the DirecTV Stream appAvailable on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (like Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet . Or you can watch it on your computer through the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also offers 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the option to upgrade to 500 hours).
Note: This option is for viewers in the Penguins Market
You can watch a live stream from AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (live in local markets) and over 100 other live TV channels (TNT not included) on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
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Once you have signed up for FuboTV, You can see the penguins vs panthers live on the FuboTV appavailable on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X / S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (like a Sony TV or Nvidia) Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch it on your computer through the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also offers 250 hours of cloud DVR storage, as well as a 72-hour review feature that lets you watch most games on-demand within three days of closing, even if you aren’t recording them.
Viewers in the US can watch every non-commercial, non-nationally televised NHL game (over 1,000 total games) on ESPN +, which this season is replacing NHL.tv and a must-have for any NHL fan:
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ESPN +, which also includes around 75 exclusive national NHL games as well as dozen of other live sports, each 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) is $ 6.99 for a month or 69 $ 99 for a year (or about seven cents per NHL game, if you want to put it that way).
If you want Disney + and Hulu too, you can get all three for $ 13.99 per month. Regardless, the three streaming services would cost a total of $ 20.97 per month, so you save about 33 percent:
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Once you’ve signed up for ESPN +, You can watch the broadcast of Penguins vs Panthers (each team) live in the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X / S, any device with Android TV (such as Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android smartphone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch it on your computer through ESPN.com.
Beating the successive champions was what the Penguins said. It was all the more impressive that the team did without the talented centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. They are recovering from separate surgeries, but Brian Boyle turned out to be more than an adequate replacement. The one-time Lightning Center only received its formal one-year contract on Tuesday, according to Seth Rorabaugh of the Grandstand review. Boyle punished his old team with a goal in the second period.
His debutant Danton Heinen with the Penguins also helped himself to a goal. Heinen joined the Anaheim Ducks in the off-season and is expected to carry the charge again in the attack.
In addition to Boyle and Heinen, Pittsburgh’s true hero played goalkeeper Tristan Jarry on Tuesday. He frustrated Tampa Bay with a determined performance that included 26 saves. The star appearance meant quite a turnaround for Jarry, who scored an average of “3.5 goals against” in the playoffs last season.
Jarry may have to be even better than he was against the Lightning if he is to keep the Panthers’ top line calm. Florida’s best offensive moves come from the creative winger Jonathan Huberdeau and the versatile captain Aleksander Barkov. The latter was recently rewarded with a new contract that is set to pay him $ 80 million over eight years. It’s a hefty fee, but The Hockey Writers’ Joey Ganzi believes that thanks to his constant production, Barkov has more than earned, including 58 points in 50 games last season.
Barkov is the jewel in the crown of Panther’s General Manager Bill Zito, but Huberdeau is just as important in terms of influence and skill. The 28-year-old has a 61-point season in which he also scored five goals and prepared 19 more in the power play. Control of Huberdeau is a top priority for Pittsburgh defender Kris Letang, who remains a key figure in the defense at 34. The star Brian Dumoulin will help him at his side.
The Penguins have a lot of experience on the blue line and head coach Mike Sullivan will be confident that his team can destroy Barkov and Co. This does not apply to the defensive line-up of the Panthers. Most of the problems lie in goal, where neither Sergei Bobrovsky nor the relatively untested Spencer Knight instill much confidence. At least Florida can count on MacKenzie Weegar to keep things safe and build ownership from the top of the defense. Weegar also had the top 30 assists of his career last season. He’ll keep the supply lines open to attack the Marquee Names.
The penguins know how to win, but there’s more star power along the Panthers’ top line, where Barkov and Huberdeau are armed for banner campaigns. You can make this the game where the absence of Malkin and Crosby catches up with Pittsburgh.