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How to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning Games Online Without Cable

Written by Sachin Sharma
Published on January 18, 2022

There are few professional teams in the world that are enjoying a better period at the moment than the Tampa Bay Lightning. Winners of back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, the Lightning have enjoyed quite a lot of success in recent years. Their incredible run has earned them a lot of new supporters over the last couple of seasons. So be sure not to miss out on their progress this year as they look to make it a three-peat in the NHL.

The 2021/22 NHL season is going strong, with the race for the playoffs tighter than ever. One of the teams in the hunt to qualify is the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have picked up right where they left off following their Stanley Cup triumph last season. It will take some beating for them to be stopped this season, especially with captain Steven Stamkos among the scoring leaders in the league.

Andrei Vasilevskiy was last season's MVP for the Lightning, and he is hungry for more this season. He has undoubtedly been one of the league's best players so far. Victor Hedman is also making a strong impact and could be their wildcard as the season reaches its business end.

So if you would like to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning 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, do make sure to check out our guide to learn about how to watch every NHL game live this season.

Which Channels to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning Games Tonight?

All teams in the NHL have their game broadcast on several different channels, and the Tampa Bay Lightning is no different. Fans can tune in to local TV channel Bally Sports Sun, as well as other channels like ESPN+, Hulu, ABC, ESPN, NHL Network, and TNT to watch their games live. These channels can also be found on a number of streaming services, as we will discuss below.

How to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning In-Market Games Live?

The Tampa Bay Lightning is based in the state of Florida. The people living in the nearby In-Market region can watch all their games live on the local TV channel Bally Sports Sun. This channel is available on cable TV and one streaming service.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is the place to go if you want to watch Tampa Bay Lightning in action this season, as long as you live in the In-Market region. This streaming service has Bally Sports Sun among its list of channels and will show all games live featuring the team. In addition, it also has other channels that show NHL games live, like ESPN, TNT, and ABC.

You can choose between four different pack options on DirecTV Stream: Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier. The packs have a monthly subscription fee between $69.99 and $139.

How to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning Out-of-Market Games?

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a large fanbase thanks in part to their success and all the world-class players they have in their roster. Their following extends to all parts of the world. Those living in Out-of-Market regions may sometimes find it tricky to figure out which games will be broadcast on which channels. But worry not because we have you covered. Below we have a list of streaming services that will allow you to watch all Tampa Bay Lightning NHL games live, even if you live in Out-of-Market regions.


The best option for NHL fans living in Out-of-Market regions is ESPN+, as it has the rights to broadcast an incredible 1000+ games live throughout the season. All NHL Out-of-Market games can be watched on ESPN+, including games featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning. 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 really affordable price, 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, check out our review of ESPN+ here.


Next up is fuboTV, which is another great option for NHL fans and sports fans in general. Included in its list of channels are ABC, ESPN, NHL Network so that you can watch the majority of the Tampa Bay games live. 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 some more information about this streaming service, check out our fuboTV review.

Sling TV

Sling TV is another popular and affordable option for NHL fans. It features channels like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network (as an add-on option) in its various packs. So the Tampa Bay fans living in Out-of-Market regions can watch a lot of their team's games since they will likely be broadcast on national TV more than any other team.

You get the choice between three-pack options on Sling TV: Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. The first two packs cost $35 per month, and the Orange + Blue pack costs $50 per month. Do check out our Sling TV review for more information on this streaming service.

Hulu + Live TV

Last but not least is Hulu + Live TV which is also a really good streaming service as it features channels like ESPN, TNT, Hulu Originals, and ABC. It is a great service for fans living in Out-of-Market regions. For a subscription fee of just $64.99 per month, you will get access to both Hulu's live streaming TV service and its original video content. Read our Hulu + Live TV review if you want to get some more information to help your decision.

Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule 2021-22

Be sure not to miss out on any of Tampa Bay Lightning's games this season as they look to win the Stanley Cup once again in the NHL. Here you can find the full Tampa Bay Lightning schedule.

Day Date Time (ET) Opponent
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:30 PM @ Kings
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:00 PM @ Ducks
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:30 PM @ Sharks
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:00 PM vs Devils
Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:00 PM vs Golden Knights
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:00 PM vs Sharks
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:30 PM vs Oilers
Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:30 PM @ Predators
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:00 PM vs Senators
Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:00 PM vs Penguins
Fri Mar 04, 2022 7:00 PM vs Red Wings
Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:00 PM @ Blackhawks
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:00 PM @ Jets
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:00 PM @ Flames
Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:00 PM @ Oilers
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:00 PM @ Canucks
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:00 PM @ Kraken
Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:00 PM vs Rangers
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:00 PM @ Hurricanes
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:00 PM @ Bruins
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:30 PM @ Red Wings
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:00 PM @ Islanders
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:00 PM vs Hurricanes
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:00 PM vs Blackhawks
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:00 PM vs Canadiens
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:30 PM vs Maple Leafs
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:30 PM @ Capitals
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:00 PM vs Bruins
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:00 PM vs Sabres
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:30 PM @ Stars
Thu Apr14, 2022 7:00 PM vs Ducks
Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:00 PM vs Jets
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:00 PM vs Red Wings
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:00 PM vs Maple Leafs
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:00 PM vs Predators
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:00 PM @ Panthers
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:00 PM vs Blue Jackets
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:00 PM @ Islanders
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:00 PM @ Blue Jackets

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