Rangers vs Panthers live stream: How to watch NHL Eastern Conference finals online, start time, schedule

 Alexis Lafrenière #13 of the New York Rangers battles against Oliver Ekman-Larsson #91 of the Florida Panthers during the second period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2024 in New York City.
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The Eastern Conference Finals series between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers has already proven it will go the distance. The Rangers kept themselves from going down by two games out of the gate, essentially making this a best-of-five series.

With the Rangers and Panthers so evenly matched, it's safe to say that this series will be hard fought between both sides, from end to end. Afternoon hockey is inboud and it's sure to be another barn burner. 

Read on and we'll show you how to watch the series from anywhere with a VPN – potentially for free.

Rangers vs Panthers live streams: TV schedule, dates

Rangers vs Panthers live stream (see full schedule below for dates and times).
► FREE Stream — CBC Gem (CAN)
► U.S. — ESPN & ABC / Sling
► U.K. — Viaplay
► AUS — Kayo Sports
► Watch anywhere — Try NordVPN 100% risk-free

Both the Rangers and the Panthers have been here before – Florida's latest appearance being just last year. With the 2024 postseason coming closer to a finale, It's a fresh start for both teams in their race for the ultimate prize – the Stanley Cup.

With both teams having solid goaltending keeping scores low, every goal in this series will matter. As both teams have proven multiple times this postseason, it only takes one goal to get the win – either in regulation or overtime. 

As is true to many playoff runs, many unlikely heroes will emerge and the NHL Playoffs come down to the wire. WIll the Panthers see the finals once again? Or will the Rangers finally get another chance at glory? 

Read on below and find out how to watch a Rangers vs Panthers Eastern Conference Finals live stream, wherever you are. 

FREE Rangers vs Panthers live stream

If you're lucky enough to live in Canada then you can look forward to a FREE Rangers vs Panthers live stream of the Eastern Conference Finals 2024.

That's because the free-to-air CBC Sports and its CBC Gem streaming service has the rights to the action.

But what if you're based in Canada but aren't at home to catch that Rangers vs Panthers livestream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry – you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

How to watch Rangers vs Panthers live streams from anywhere with a VPN

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching hockey on your usual subscription?

You can still watch the Rangers vs Panthers live thanks to the magic of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). You can easily use software to appear back at home when you're traveling, letting you stream your hometown's favorite team. Our pick is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


There's a good reason you've heard of NordVPN. We specialize in testing and reviewing VPN services and NordVPN is the one we rate best. It's outstanding at unblocking streaming services, it's fast and it has top-level security features too. With over 5,000 servers, across 60 countries, and at a great price too, it's easy to recommend.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're away from Canada, and want to view a Canadian service, you'd select Canada from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to CBC Gem or another website and watch Rangers vs Panthers.

How to watch Rangers vs Panthers live streams in the US

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In the US, the Rangers vs Panthers series is being shown live on ABC & ESPN.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch Rangers vs Panthers on ESPN via live TV service Sling TV.

Sling TV's Orange package offers ESPN in most major markets. It costs $40 a month but you can get your first month of Sling for half-price.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Orange plan comes with 40-plus channels, including ESPN in most regions. Right now, new subscribers get $20 off their first month.

If you already use Sling but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Rangers vs Panthers live stream by using a VPN such as NordVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee.

How to watch Rangers vs Panthers live stream in the UK

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Viaplay is the exclusive NHL broadcaster in the UK and is showing every game of the Rangers vs Panthers series. 

You'll have to subscribe to the Total package for Eastern Conference finals coverage, which costs £14.99 per month or £143.88 per year.

As well as the NHL, Viaplay has the rights to La Liga football, the United Rugby Championship, the rugby league Championship, plus the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and Champions Hockey League.

On holiday this week? Sign up to NordVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch Rangers vs Panthers live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch a Rangers vs Panthers live stream via Kayo Sports, which offers all new users a free 7-day trial.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan (AU$25/month), two devices with Basic (AU$30/month), and three devices Premium (AU$35 a month).

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour golf, NRL, and F1.

The Stanley Cup Finals is also being shown on ESPN via Foxtel.

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, to tap into your domestic coverage.

Rangers vs Panthers Schedule

The Rangers vs Panthers Eastern Conference Finals series 2024 schedule is as follows. All times are in ET:

  • Game 1: Panthers 3 Rangers 0 (FLA leads 1-0)
  • Game 2: Panthers 1 Rangers 2 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 3: Rangers 5 Panthers 4 (NYR leads 2-1)
  • Game 4: Rangers 2 Panthers 3 (Series tied 2-2)
  • Game 5*: Panthers @ Rangers | Thurs., May 30 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Game 6*: Rangers @ Panthers | Sat., Jun 1 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Game 7*: Panthers @ Rangers | Mon., June 3 at 8:00 p.m.

*if necessary

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