HOW TO STREAM THE LEAFS WITHOUT BLACKOUTS IN CANADA
If you live in the portion highlighted in blue (Ontario), you live in the Toronto Maple Leafs broadcasting region.
Since NHL LIVETM is an out-of-market product, this means that with a subscription, you are blacked out from streaming the “home” team in any given market. To simplify, if you live within the blue area, encompassing all of Ontario, west of Belleville, you will be blacked out from watching regional Maple Leafs games.
Note: If you are a Leafs fan but live outside of Ontario, a NHL LIVETM subscription allows you to stream the Leafs, as you are then out-of-market.
Note: The above game count chart is for guidance purposes and reflects the shortened 2020-21 NHL season. The number of games beside each team is what a user in Ontario, west of Belleville can expect with a subscription to NHL LIVETM.
With a full season subscription to NHL LIVETM, you would be blacked out from streaming 26 Maple Leafs regional games. You would, however, get to stream all 30 national games the Maple Leafs play.
National games are ones that can be viewed by everybody from coast-to-coast on programs such as Hockey Night in Canada and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey. Aside from national Maple Leafs games, you would also get to watch over 500 national and out-of-market NHL games (including all outdoor games and regional games for other teams), as well as the entire 2021 Stanley Cup® Playoffs.
If you think that you may lie on the boundary between regions and are unsure of which one you fall within, check out our handy What Can I Watch tool. Simply follow the link, choose your province and the team you’re attempting to watch and enter your postal code—it will tell you which region you are in and which games are available to you.
If you are in this region but would like to stream Leafs regional games that are on Sportsnet, SPORTSNET NOW is the product that better fits your needs.
Includes: Cochrane, Algoma, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Manatoulin, Parry Sound, & Nipissing Districts
Includes: All of Western & Southern Ontario
Includes: Cobourg, Peterborough, Bobcaygeon, Minden, Haliburton at the Eastern Boundary
- The Regional Boundaries are not cleanly defined
- Some people along the regional boundaries may fall in or out of a given region based on the postal code definitions provided by the NHL