The Carolina Hurricanes will host the New York Islanders at PNC Arena on Friday.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be on either MSG+ (local viewers in Islanders market), Fox Sports Carolinas (local viewers in Hurricanes market) or ESPN+ (everywhere else in the United States). Here’s a rundown of how to watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device:
For those who live in local markets, MSG+ and Fox Sports Carolinas are part of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Islanders vs Hurricanes on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
If you live in the United States and you’re outside of the Islanders and Hurricanes markets, you can watch the game live on ESPN+, the digital streaming service from ESPN that has coverage of several out-of-market NHL games every week, plus dozens of other live sports, all the 30-for-30 documentaries and other original content for $4.99 per month.
You can sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Islanders vs Hurricanes on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the ESPN app.
For those who live in local markets, Fox Sports Carolinas is part of the 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s huge on-demand streaming TV and movie library. MSG+ is not included with Hulu.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Islanders vs Hurricanes on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Islanders vs Hurricanes Preview
These sides met in the Eastern Conference semifinals five months ago. Carolina swept the Islanders, only to fall to the Boston Bruins in four games a round later.
The Hurricanes have rebounded with four straight wins to open their 2019-20 campaign. On Tuesday, they pounced on the Florida Panthers with four unanswered first-period goals before holding on for a 6-3 victory.
Ryan Dzingel capped Carolina’s first-period blitz with a power-play tally, assisted by Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov.
Dzingel scored again 91 seconds into the second period for a 5-0 lead.
“Coming in here and getting some momentum early was huge,” the 27-year-old said, according to The Associated Press. “Obviously, we’d like to finish a little bit better, but we’ll work on that.”
The Panthers took 40 shots across the final two periods, scoring once in the second and twice in the third. Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer made 47 saves on the night.
“You’re just willing yourself to make saves and hang in there and try and stay square and hope they hit you,” Reimer said, per AP. “Our guys had some huge blocks there at the end and it was fun to be a part of.”
The Islanders have yet to play on the road, having sandwiched regulation losses around a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
On Tuesday, James Neal overwhelmed the Isles with four goals in a 5-2 Edmonton Oilers win.
“We were looking for an easy game,” Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said, according to the team’s official website. “I’m disappointed with that because we knew it wasn’t going to be. You’ve got to hand it to them. It was not a great start, we had too many turnovers, we were too soft on the battle and we took too many penalties.”
He added: “Right now, I’m considering a lot of changes with guys that have been working hard. We’ve got to be better. This is a good league. You get tested every night.”
Noah Dobson, a 19-year-old rookie making his NHL debut, logged his first career point, setting up Matt Martin on the doorstep for New York’s second goal.
“It was pretty surreal,” Dobson said, per the team’s site. “You work your whole life to play in the NHL and going for the lap in warmup it really sinks in. Obviously not the result we wanted, but it was a good experience overall and I really enjoyed it, it’s something I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.”
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