The Boston Bruins (3-2-0) face another unbeaten team in the Carolina Hurricanes (5-0-0) on Thursday night.
The game (7 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on NESN in the Bruins market, and Bally Sports South in the Hurricanes market. It will also stream live on ESPN+ for everyone out of market in the United States.
Here’s a full rundown of how you can watch a live stream of the Bruins vs Hurricanes in the US, which your options depending on where you live:
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If the Game is in Your Market
Note: This option is for viewers in the Bruins or Hurricanes markets
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NESN and Bally Sports South (both live in local markets) are included in “Choice” and up.
You can sign up right here:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Bruins vs Hurricanes live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
Note: This option is for viewers in the Bruins market
You can watch a live stream of NESN (live in local markets) and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Bruins vs Hurricanes live on the FuboTV app, which is available 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 (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
If the Game is out of Your Market
Viewers in the United States can watch every out-of-market, non-nationally televised NHL game (over 1,000 games total) on ESPN+, which replaces NHL.tv this season and is a must-have for any NHL fan:
ESPN+, which also includes about 75 exclusive national NHL games, plus dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary in existence and additional original content (both video and written), costs $6.99 for a month or $69.99 for a year (or about seven cents per NHL game if you want to look at it that way).
If you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $13.99 per month. Separately, the three streaming services would cost a total $20.97 per month, so you’re saving about 33 percent:
Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch the Bruins vs Hurricanes (either team’s broadcast) live on 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 a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via ESPN.com.
Bruins vs Hurricanes Preview
The Bruins get their fourth-consecutive crack at an unbeaten team with the Hurricanes in Charlotte.
While the Bruins ended Buffalo and San Jose’s unbeaten starts, it didn’t work out against the Florida Panthers (7-0-0) on Wednesday in a 4-1 defeat. Center Charlie Coyle put the Bruins up 1-0 early, but the Panthers scored four unanswered goals to win.
“We had a great first period; simple but effective,” Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said per NHL.com’s Alain Poupart. “In the second period, we started getting stretched out a bit.”
Boston got forward Curtis Lazar back from injury for the game against Florida. Lazar played 10:29 against the Panthers and had one shot.
Carolina comes into Thursday’s game on a five-game winning streak to start the season with all of the victories coming by three goals or more — except for one. Nashville gave the Hurricanes everything they could handle before falling 3-2. They went into the third period tied 1-1 before the Hurricanes pulled away on two goals, but the Predators made it tight in the final minute with a goal.
“To a man, I feel like everybody is not always going to be perfect and you don’t expect them to be, but the effort is there,” Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour said according to The News & Observer’s Chip Alexander. “It’s making up for a lot of the mistakes that we are making. The compete level has been really good. If you ask me the one thing that stands out, I love the work effort of the group.”
Hurricanes right winger Andrei Svechnikov leads the team in scoring with nine points on five goals and four assists. Fellow right winger Sebastian Aho has seven points from four goals and three assists for second on the team.
Left winger Teuvo Teravainen has six points on two goals and four assists. Vincent Trocheck and Jaccob Slavin both have five points.
Goalie Frederick Andersen has been nearly unbeatable in goal with a save percentage of .946 and 1.60 goals against average. He has 141 saves, 28.2 per game, so far this season. He also shut down his old team, Toronto, in Monday’s win.
“He’s real calm in there,” Brind’Amour said per The Athletic’s Sara Civian. “And then the way the schedule is set up early in the season. We’re getting to it now where we are definitely going to start rolling two goalies out. We’ve got to get (Raanta going). But early on I just felt like there was no reason.”
Boston center and leading scorer Brad Marchand, who has seven points this season, will look to disrupt Andersen’s calm. Bruins points leaders also include right winger David Pastrnak, who has five points, and Coyle, who has four. Everyone else on the roster has fewer than four points.
Both Bruins goalies have collected wins already in the young season. Linus Ullmark has 2-1-0 record with a 2.0 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. Jeremy Swayman has a 1-1-1 mark with 3.02 goals against per game and an .885 save percentage.