ESPN+ Adds KHL to Hockey Lineup


ESPN+ Adds KHL to Hockey Lineup

  • More than 130 games from the Kontinental Hockey League, exclusively on ESPN+
  • Two games per week, including playoffs and Gagarin Cup Finals
  • Subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN App, and connected TV devices

ESPN+ will stream more than 130 Kontinental Hockey League games this season, including all playoff and Gagarin Cup championship games, exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+. Considered second only to the NHL, the KHL is the premier professional ice hockey league in Europe and Asia, with 23 teams based in Russia, Belarus, China, Finland, Latvia, and Kazakhstan. Throughout the season, ESPN+ will stream two games per week, and all games will be presented in English.

The addition of KHL games adds to a growing lineup of professional ice hockey coverage on ESPN+, including the NHL on ESPN+, which begins with the 2021-22 season as part of the historic and innovative seven-year television, streaming and media rights deal announced by The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and the National Hockey League earlier this year.

Coverage of the KHL on ESPN+ begins today with HC CSKA Moscow, last season’s Gagarin Cup runner-up, hosting Ak Bars Kazan at 12 p.m. ET.

Kontinental Hockey League 2021 Schedule | October

Date Start Time (ET) Matchup (Home vs. Away)
Oct. 1 12 pm CSKA vs Ak Bars
Oct. 3 10 am Ak Bars vs Salavat Yulaev
Oct. 6 12 pm Dynamo Msk vs CSKA
Oct. 8 10 am Salavat Yulaev vs  Jokerit
Oct. 12 10 am Salavat Yulaev vs Ak Bars
Oct. 15 12:30 pm Jokerit vs SKA
Oct. 19 12:30 pm Dinamo R vs Metallurg Mg
Oct. 22 12 pm Ak Bars vs Avangard
Oct. 25 12 pm Avangard vs SKA
Oct. 29 12 pm Dynamo Msk vs SKA

About ESPN+
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Fans sign up to ESPN+ for just $6.99 a month (or $69.99 per year) at, or on the ESPN App (mobile and connected devices). It is also available as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $13.99/month (Hulu w/ads) or $19.99/month (Hulu w/o ads).


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