This week marks the official beginning of spring. In Canada that means only one thing—the NHL playoffs are just around the corner. From the wild card races down the stretch to the rollout of the take-no-prisoners first round, this is without a doubt the best time of year to be a hockey fan.
Of course, if you’ve recently cut the cord on cable, this can also become one of the most frustrating times of the year to be a fan of the finest game—especially with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flamers headed back to the playoffs, the former for the first time in 11 seasons.
Luckily, CBC is now streaming all Hockey Night in Canada games on the web, mobile, and across their CBC Sports apps. This is great news for anyone who recently parted ways with digital cable—it means you won’t miss a second of the action, as the Flames and Oilers jockey for position in the final playoff seeding.
Games will be streamed on the CBC Sports iOS app for iPhone and iPad, as well as the CBC Sports app for Android-based devices. Or, if you’re a fan of the bigger screen and already familiar with Chromecast, you can head to the Hockey Night in Canada website and stream the games from your laptop or PC, using Chrome’s casting function to play the games on your TV.
There’s still no word yet on whether CBC will be live streaming their playoff broadcasts, as they’ve done in the past, but all signs are pointing to yes. Keep your fingers crossed and start preparing your “secretly watching games at work” strategy.