How to Watch Montreal Canadiens Games Online Without Cable

By Sachin Sharma / January 14, 2022

Excitement has long been brewing for the 2021/22 NHL season, especially now that the league has been expanded to 32 teams and is back to its normal schedule after last year's Covid-19 affected season. The Stanley Cup, one of the most prestigious trophies and highly regarded trophies in all professional sport, is the prize for the winners every year. With so many teams in contention, the race to win the Stanley Cup has never been tighter. One of the teams battling hard in the NHL this season is the Montreal Canadiens.

Known as the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team in the world, the Montreal Canadiens have been playing the sport since 1909. They are the most successful team in the history of the NHL, having won the Stanley Cup more times than any other franchise. They have earned 24 championships, with the last coming back in 1993. They reached their first Stanley Cup Finals in 28 years last season but ultimately lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Things have not gone so well for the Montreal Canadiens this season, with the franchise sitting at the bottom of both the Conference and Division standings. But knowing this team, good times are never far away. So expect a fightback from the Canadiens in the coming months and years.

So if you would like to watch the Montreal Canadiens in NHL action this season, we have you covered. Here is all the information you need on how and where you can catch all of their NHL matches live without the need for a cable TV subscription. Also, make sure to check out our guide to learn about how to watch every NHL game live this season.

Which Channels to Watch Montreal Canadiens Games Tonight?

Games of all teams in the NHL are broadcast on different channels, and the Montreal Canadiens are no different. Fans can watch their games live on local TV channel TNS Direct and other channels like ESPN+, Hulu, ABC, ESPN, NHL Network, and TNT. These channels are also available on several live streaming services, so you can watch all NHL games live on the go without the need for a cable TV subscription.

How to Watch Montreal Canadiens In-Market Games Live?

Since the Montreal Canadiens are based out of Canada, their In-Market games will only be available to a Canadian audience living in nearby regions. TNS Direct is the channel that shows their In-Market games live. This channel is not available to those in the United States.

How to Watch Montreal Canadiens Out-of-Market Games?

Montreal Canadiens fans who live in the United States may find it difficult to figure out where they can watch the team in action. But worry not, because we have a list of streaming services that will allow you to watch all Montreal Canadiens NHL games live even if you live in Out-of-Market regions.


First up, we have ESPN+ on our list. This is a must-have channel for all NHL fans living in the United States. The reason is that it has a deal with the league to broadcast a whopping 1000+ games throughout the season. The Montreal Canadiens living in the United States can watch every Out-of-Market game live with ESPN+. In addition, ESPN+ will be showing 75+ exclusive nationally televised NHL games featuring all 32 teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays this season.

You can get an ESPN+ subscription for a cheap fee, as it will only cost you a monthly fee of $5.99/month or $59.99/year. If you would like to get some more information on the streaming service, be sure to read our review of ESPN+ here.


Next up is fuboTV, which is a great option for all sports fans. NHL fans can watch games live on channels like ABC, ESPN, NHL Network with this streaming service. There are three subscription packs to choose from on fuboTV: Starter ($64.99/Mo), Pro ($69.99/Mo), and Elite ($79.99/Mo). To get more information about this streaming service, check out our fuboTV review.

Sling TV

Another great option that is also affordable and reliable is Sling TV. It offers channels like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network (as an add-on option) in its various packs. So the Montreal Canadiens fans living in Out-of-Market regions can watch most of the team's games live. You will have the chance to choose between three-pack options for Sling TV: Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. 

The first two packs cost $35 per month, and the Orange + Blue pack costs $50 per month. Make sure to check out our Sling TV review for more information on this streaming service.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is another popular streaming service gaining a lot of recognition. NHL fans living in Out-of-Market regions can watch games live on channels like ESPN, TNT, Hulu Originals, and ABC. You can get a subscription to this service for a fee of $64.99 per month. Read our Hulu + Live TV review if you want to get some more information to help your decision.

DirecTV Stream

Last is DirecTV Stream, which features channels like ESPN, TNT, and ABC as part of its packs. You can choose between four different pack options: Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier. The packs have a monthly subscription fee between $69.99 and $139.

Montreal Canadiens Schedule 2021-22

With games approaching almost every day, the NHL schedule is always action-packed. The Montreal Canadiens are a team that always generates a whole lot of interest. So be sure not to miss out on any of their games this season. Here you can find the full Montreal Canadiens schedule.

Day Date Time (ET) Opponent
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:00 PM vs Devils
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:00 PM @ Coyotes
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:30 PM @ Stars
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:00 PM @ Golden Knights
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:00 PM @ Avalanche
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:00 PM @ Wild
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:00 PM vs Ducks
Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:00 PM vs Oilers
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:00 PM vs Blue Jackets
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:00 PM vs Blues
Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:00 PM @ Senators
Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:00 PM @ Jets
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:00 PM @ Flames
Sat Mar 05, 2022 7:00 PM @ Oilers
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:30 PM @ Canucks
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:00 PM vs Kraken
Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:00 PM @ Flyers
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:00 PM vs Coyotes
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:00 PM vs Stars
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:00 PM vs Senators
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:00 PM vs Panthers
Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:00 PM vs Maple Leafs
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:00 PM @ Devils
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:00 PM @ Panthers
Thu Mar 31, 2022 7:00 PM @ Hurricanes
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:00 PM @ Lightning
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:00 PM vs Senators
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:00 PM @ Maple Leafs
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:00 PM vs Jets
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:00 PM @ Blue Jackets
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:00 PM vs Islanders
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:00 PM vs Capitals
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:00 PM vs Wild
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:00 PM vs Flyers
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:00 PM @ Senators
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:00 PM vs Sabres
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:00 PM vs Panthers

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