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Colorado Avalanche free live stream (8/24/20): How to watch NHL playoffs, Game 2, time, channel, odds

The Colorado Avalanche are a game down but far from out in their playoff series against a resurgent Dallas Stars. The Stars booked their place in the Western Conference semi-finals after completing a memorable comeback against the Calgary Flames last week - and they suffocated Avalanche in the opening game of the series, winning 5-3. Here's how to watch the entire Avalanche vs Stars series in the NHL playoffs, starting with game 2 today. Avalanche vs Stars cheat sheet The Avalanche take on the Stars in the second-round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, with the seven game series running from to August 22 to at least August 28 (game 4) and potentially September 2 (game 7). The German stopper appeared to injure his left leg in the series opener, so coach Jared Bednar will have to turn to his backup Pavel Francouz again.

The four-month NHL hiatus arrived at the right time for Dallas, who were struggling before the break, but last week's spectacular against Calgary has got them shining. Stars captain Jamie Benn was magnificent in the series opener, laying on three assists for his teammates, and goaltender Anton Khudobin, filling in for the sidelined Ben Bishop, did the less glamorous business at the back brilliantly. Keep reading and we'll show you exactly how to watch the Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas Stars online and get an NHL live stream from anywhere in the world - don't miss a single second of the postseason action with the help of our expert guide. Here's a quickfire look at this second round Avalanche vs Stars NHL playoff series. Game 1: Sunday, August 22 - Avalanche 3 - Stars 5 Sunday, August 22 - Avalanche 3 - Stars 5 Game 2: Monday, August 24 at 9.45pm ET/6.45pm PT on NBCSN Whether you're watching hockey online or on TV, blackouts can be especially annoying as you won't be able to watch local games using the league's streaming service NHL.tv.

How to stream Avalanche vs Stars live online with NHL.tv The best end-to-end live streaming option for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs is still NHL.tv, and coverage of Avalanche vs Stars begins at 9.45pm ET/6.45pm PT. The league's streaming service normally costs $115.99 for its Single Team Pass or $144.99 for its All Access Pass but due to the fact that the regular season is over and only the playoffs remain, the price of NHL.tv has been heavily reduced to just $9.99. Avalanche vs Stars live stream 2020: how to watch the NHL playoff game in the US Avalanche vs Stars is being nationally televised on NBCSN, and you can also tune into the game via the NBC Sports live streaming website on desktop and mobile, but you will have to enter your cable provider's credentials to get access to this stream. Of the many options, we recommend Sling TV for most NHL fans, as its $30 a month Blue package gets you NBC, NBCSN and USA Network - and a further $10 p/m will get you the Sports Extra add-on you need to watch the NHL Network. Hulu - $54.99 per month - Hulu with Live TV gives you access to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but not the NHL Network.

AT&T TV Now - $65 per month - AT&T TV Now's Plus package comes with NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but doesn't include the NHL Network. fuboTV - starting at $54.99 per month - fuboTV gives you access to NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA but not the NHL Network. Avalanche vs Stars live stream UK: how to watch NHL online Hockey fans based in the UK can tune into Avalanche vs Stars on Premier Sports 2, with coverage starting at 2.45am BST. NHL.tv is available in the UK but games selected by Premier Sports for live coverage won't be available through the league's own service until 24 hours later. How to watch Avalanche vs Stars: live stream hockey in Canada Both the Stars and Avalanche turned to their backup goalies for Game 2 of their second-round series to carry them through the NHL playoffs due to injuries to their starters.

Pavel Francouz, meanwhile, will take the reins for Colorado after Philipp Grubauer left Game 1 with an apparent left leg injury. According to Hockey Reference, no two backups prevented more goals (given their save percentage and the league average against the same number of shots) than Khudobin and Francouz. Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said Monday afternoon that Grubauer would be out indefinitely for Colorado, meaning the Avs will have to ride Francouz. Francouz played well enough to make the goaltending battle an area of intrigue entering training camp, and earned a start in the round robin against the Stars, shutting out Dallas, 4-0. "Frankie's played real well for us this year," Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said after Game 1.

He has steadied the Stars when they've needed stability (during flurries against the Flames and in the first period of Game 1 against Colorado), but has allowed a few soft goals during his postseason play. Fedun had his best game of the postseason during Game 1, playing 9:25 as the Stars had more shot attempts (12-2), shots on goal (6-1) and goals (1-0) that Colorado with him on the ice. Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen has become one of the biggest storylines in hockey during the postseason, as he leads all defensemen with 13 points in the playoffs, and ranks second among all skaters. Bednar said defenseman Erik Johnson would also be out indefinitely after he left Game 1 with an injury, and former Stars defenseman Kevin Connauton replaced him in the lineup for Game 2. The second-seeded Colorado Avalanche will attempt to even its best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series with No. 3 Dallas Monday from Rogers Place in Edmonton. It didn't help that Colorado goalie Philipp Grubauer exited Game 1 with a leg injury. You can watch the NHL Playoffs even if you don't have cable by signing up for a free trial of Hulu Live TV or Sling TV. The Colorado Avalanche are not only facing an early deficit in their Second Round series with the Dallas Stars, but they are now going to have to move forward without two key players. Avalanche coach Jared Bednar announced on Monday that starting goalie Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Erik Johnson are going to be sidelined "indefinitely" after both were injured in the team's 5-3 Game 1 loss on Saturday night. Game 2 of the series will be played on Monday night (9:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN; Livestream) in Edmonton. The 29-year-old Francouz is in his first full NHL season and has been to this point a great find for the Avalanche. Game 1: Stars 5, Avalanche 3 (recap) The Dallas Stars face the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoffs second round best-of-7 series at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Monday, August 24, 2020 (8/24/20). The Stars lead the series, 1-0, after beating the Avalanche, 5-3, in Game 1 on Saturday. What: NHL Stanley Cup Round 2, Game 2 The top line for the Dallas Stars finally came to life, stepping up after a quick turnaround for an impressive start in round two of the Western Conference playoffs. Stars captain Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin set the tone early, and piled on after that, in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Two nights after the top trio had no points when the Stars scored seven goals in the finale of their opening series against Calgary, Radulov had two goals and an assist, Benn had three assists and Seguin added a helper to his opening goal. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night. Hart Trophy finalist Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and an assist for the Avalanche, who lost top goalie Philipp Grubauer to an injury early in the second period. He was replaced by Pavel Francouz, who had 27 saves in a 4-0 shutout over the Stars in round-robin play 2 1/2 weeks earlier in Edmonton. After Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog got his first goal of the postseason, a nifty poke around the post after going past the net to get within 3-2 five minutes into the second period, Radulov got his second goal to restore the Stars' two-goal lead right after coming back on the ice. Dallas never trailed, though MacKinnon got the puck from Landeskog and took a shot from above the circles that got past Khudobin to tie the game just more than a minute after Radulov's first goal. Toward the end of that Calgary series, it looked like they kind of came into their own and started playing better than what they showed in the round robin," Landeskog said. Anton Khudobin had 28 saves for Dallas, including a sliding stop on a shot by Landeskog with about seven minutes left in the first period.