As the National Hockey League returns to The Walt Disney Company and ESPN’s collection of television and direct-to-consumer streaming platforms, hockey fans will have more options than ever to watch the 2021-22 season. Here’s how to catch all the NHL action on The Walt Disney Company and ESPN television and streaming platforms:
- 75 exclusive, ESPN-produced regular-season games on ESPN+ and Hulu
- ESPN and ABC to showcase a combined 28 exclusive regular-season games
- 1000+ Out-of-Market games available on ESPN+ throughout the season
- Exclusive Games
- 75 total exclusive, ESPN-produced national games on ESPN+ and Hulu
- Exclusive, national games will stream each Tuesday and Friday in 2021.
- January through the end of the season, national games will stream each Tuesday and Thursday, plus limited Fridays.
- ESPN+ will air the Kraken Home Opener (Vancouver Canucks at Seattle Kraken) on Saturday, October 23.
- All ABC windows and the October 12 season-opening NHL FaceOff doubleheader on ESPN will be simulcast live on ESPN+.
- Out-of-Market Package
- More than 1,000+ Out-of-Market games will stream on ESPN+.
- All Out-of-Market games are included in an ESPN+ subscription, with no additional cost.
- Out-of-Market games on ESPN+ will feature the option to choose either a Home or Away team commentary feed.
- All Out-of-Market games will be subject to local blackout rules. To find out which games are blacked out in specific zip codes, visit the NHL Blackout Detector.
- All NHL games, including those produced by TNT and NHL Network, will be available for replay on ESPN+. Most will be available on-demand shortly after being live.
- All TWDC Company games will be available immediately following the broadcast.
- TNT and NHL Network games will be available 24 hours after the scheduled end time of each match.
- Blacked out games will be available for archival viewing on ESPN+ 24 hours after scheduled end times.
- Hulu will stream the same 75 exclusive, ESPN-produced national games that are on ESPN+.
- ESPN will carry 18 exclusive regular-season games beginning with the NHL FaceOff on Opening Night. ESPN’s October 12 NHL FaceOff doubleheader will be simulcast live on ESPN+.
- ESPN will air an exclusive game each Tuesday throughout October and carry three Thursday night matchups in January, beginning January 6.
- ESPN games will be available in the ESPN App with their TV everywhere credentials.
- ABC will carry 10 regular-season games, including the 2021 Thanksgiving Showdown, on Friday, November 26.
- ABC will carry the 2022 All-Star Game on Saturday, February 5, from Las Vegas.
- Beginning February 26, ABC will host weekly marquee matchups on ABC Hockey Saturday throughout the regular season.
- All ABC games will be simulcast on ESPN+, while games on ESPN will be available in the ESPN App with their TV everywhere credentials.
For details including game times and the most up-to-date schedule, please visit espn.com/nhl/schedule.
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