How to Watch Stars vs Capitals Online Without Cable

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The Washington Capitals will host the Dallas Stars at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.

The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be on either Fox Sports Southwest (local viewers in Stars market), NBC Sports Washington (local viewers in Capitals 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:

If You’re in the Stars or Capitals Market: FuboTV

For those who live in local markets, Fox Sports Southwest and NBC Sports Washington 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 Stars vs Capitals 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’re Outside the Stars & Capitals Markets: ESPN+

If you live in the United States and you’re outside of the Stars and Capitals 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 Stars vs Capitals 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.

If You’re in the Stars or Capitals Market: Hulu With Live TV

For those who live in local markets, Fox Sports Southwest and NBC Sports Washington are 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.

You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Stars vs Capitals 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.


Stars vs Capitals Preview

The Capitals won a pair of one-goal games before falling in overtime in their home opener on Saturday.

Washington carried a 2-0 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes into the third period, but surrendered three unanswered goals. The last one came in the final minute of overtime.

“Always disappointing to be ahead in a game like that, and then see us let them back in it,” Caps head coach Todd Reirden said, according to the team’s official website. “And then ultimately, we get the extra point. Five [points] put of six — if you were looking at it to start the year — would be something that would be above average from what we’re looking for. I think we did some good things in these three games, and some stuff to grow on.”

Forward T.J. Oshie gave Washington their two-goal lead in the second period with his second goal of the season. His first was the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders the night prior.

“I think mentally we just weren’t as sharp as we were [Friday] night,” Oshie said, per the team’s website. “In the third, we got the pucks and we kept getting them deep. On our foreheck, we protected ourselves with our routes so that our [defensemen] could stay aggressive, and I feel like tonight a couple of times the forwards got caught, so the [defensemen] either couldn’t pinch or they did pinch, and there was an odd-man rush.

“That team has got a lot of speed, and when they turn pucks over they send four and sometimes five guys in the zone trying to score. So you’ve just got to be smarter with the puck. It’s early, the first back-to-back, so we made some mistakes tonight that we’ve got a long time to learn from.”

The Stars have dropped three straight in regulation to open their 2019-20 season. They also blew a two-goal lead their last time out, getting first period goals from Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin on Sunday before succumbing to Anthony Mantha’s four-goal onslaught in a 4-3 Detroit Red Wings victory.

Seguin led the team in goals last season. His tally on Sunday was his first of 2019-20. Alexander Radulov and Jamie Benn, who ranked second and third on the team in scoring last year, have yet to push the puck past the goal line.

“We just have to be better than this,” Benn said, according to The Associated Press. “We can’t take that many penalties against a good young team, especially with that kind of speed.”


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