A $6 million, high-definition live stream of the NHL playoffs will air live from Toronto on Sunday, March 5, the league announced.
The event is being held by the NHL and will be broadcast on NHL Network and NHL.com.
The broadcast will be produced by NBC Sports Network, which is owned by Comcast.
The live stream will be the first time a playoff game will be available to the public, which will help the NHL reach new audiences.
The NHL announced in January that it would open its regular season schedule on the NHL Network on March 8, a move that has now become a national obsession.
“The NHL has always been committed to reaching new audiences and reaching a new audience for our content,” NHL Vice President of Content Brian Burke said in a statement at the time.
“The live broadcast will allow us to reach a new generation of fans who have never seen the playoffs before, and hopefully make them fall in love with the game and its fans.”
The NHL, which started broadcasting in 2009, has broadcast playoff games in all 50 states and the District of Columbia since 2002.