The NHL has announced it is bringing back the 2017 NHL Playoffs for its players to play online on Monday, May 6, as part of a bid to boost online attendance.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman tweeted the news in advance of the start of the NHL playoffs, and noted that the league will hold the event on Monday at the same time as its all-star weekend in Las Vegas.
The NHL Playoffs will be streamed live on NBC Sports Go starting at 4 p.m.
ET and will be available on NBCSportsGo.com, NBC Sports app and Xbox Live.
Fans who have NHL Live Gold membership can stream the game online for free via the NHL’s digital channel, as well as the NBC Sports App and Xbox app.
The game will be live streamed from the NBCU Sports app, and online viewers can download the NHL Live app and watch it on their smartphones, tablets or computers.
As for how players will play online, the league said that the online portion of the tournament will feature a “full slate of all 32 teams,” including the top four.
The full schedule will be released soon.
The 2017 NHL season kicks off Monday, June 3, with games on NBCSN and NBC, and live on the NBCSports app.