Exclusively on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+ and Hulu This Week: Five National Hockey League Games Tonight, Thursday, Saturday


Exclusively on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+ and Hulu This Week: Five National Hockey League Games Tonight, Thursday, Saturday

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  • Tuesday, March 1: Devils at Blue Jackets on ESPN+/Hulu
  • Thursday, March 3: Canes at Caps on ESPN+/Hulu, Bruins at Golden Knights on ESPN 
  • Saturday, March 5: Blackhawks at Flyers on ABC/ESPN+, Red Wings at Panthers on ESPN+/Hulu
  • New “Ice Cast” alternate presentation of Blackhawks vs. Flyers on ESPN+
  • 36 out-of-market games on ESPN+ this week
  • Also presented in Spanish on ESPN Deportes: Bruins vs. Golden Knights on Thursday, Blackhawks vs. Flyers on Saturday
  • Subscribe to ESPN+ at com, ESPNPlus.com and on the ESPN App

Expanded coverage of the National Hockey League (NHL) continues this week on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+, and Hulu with five exclusive games tonight, Thursday night and ABC Hockey Saturday. In addition, 36 out-of-market games, 34 with a choice of home and away telecasts, will stream live on ESPN+ this week.

Date Time (ET) Network Game ESPN Talent

March 1


7 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Devils at Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets (27-25-1), fighting to climb back into playoff contention, welcome fellow Metropolitan Division rival New Jersey (19-29-5) to Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Play-by-Play: Leah Hextall

Analyst: AJ Mlezcko

In Studio: John Buccigross with Kevin Weekes and Ryan Callahan


March 3

7 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Hurricanes at Capitals

The first place Hurricanes (37-11-4), with an Eastern Conference-leading 78 points, host the Capitals (28-18-9), currently sitting in the final Wild Card position, at Capital One Arena.

Play-by-Play: John Buccigross

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporting: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: Arda Öcal with Kevin Weekes and Ryan Callahan

9 p.m. ESPN

ESPN Deportes

Bruins at Golden Knights

The Bruins (32-17-4) will wrap up their five-game west coast swing in Las Vegas, as Charlie McAvoy, Brad Marchand and team take on the Golden Knights (29-20-4) at T-Mobile Arena.

Play-by-Play: Steve Levy

Analysts: Mark Messier and Chris Chelios


March 5

3 p.m. ABC


ESPN Deportes

Blackhawks at Flyers

ABC Hockey Saturday features Chicago (19-27-8) heading east to visit the Flyers (16-26-10) at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analysts: Ray Ferraro

Reporting: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: Steve Levy with Mark Messier and Chris Chelios


3:10 p.m. ESPN+ Blackhawks vs. Flyers:

Ice Cast

A special alternate presentation of the game allows fans to see how plays develop from above the ice, exclusively on ESPN+.

6 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu


Red Wings at Panthers

Leading the Atlantic Division with 75 points, the Panthers (35-13-5) play host to the Red Wings (23-24-6), who are fighting to stay alive in the playoff picture, at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida.

Play-by-Play: Leah Hextall

Analysts: Brian Boucher

In Studio: Arda Öcal with Dominic Moore



Commentator assignments may be subject to change.

NHL en Español
Thursday’s Boston Bruins vs. Vegas Golden Knights game at 9 p.m. ET, will be presented in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, with Kenneth Garay calling play-by-play and Carlos Rossell as analyst. The Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m. ET, will also be presented on ESPN Deportes with play-by-play announcer Antonio Valle and analyst Eitán Benezra.

NHL Out of Market games on ESPN+
ESPN+ will stream 36 out-of-market games this week, including the Los Angeles Kings (29-18-7), trailing the Calgary Flames (31-14-6) by just three points for the top spot in the Pacific Division, visiting the Dallas Stars (29-20-3) at American Airlines Center on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. On Friday night, a matchup of the top two teams in the Metropolitan features Carolina hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (33-14-8), who trail the Canes by just four points, at PNC Arena at 7 p.m. ET.

Throughout the season, ESPN+ will have exclusive coverage of more than 1,000 out of market games. For the latest schedule of all NHL games available to stream on ESPN+, please visit ESPN.com/espnplus/schedule.  Out-of-market games are subject to local blackouts.

**How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN+, and Hulu**


The Point presented by Microban 24
The Point will air at its regularly scheduled time on Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. National NHL reporter Emily Kaplan will interview Vegas forward Jack Eichel ahead of his return to Buffalo, when his Golden Knights visit the Sabres next week Thursday, March 10. All episodes of The Point are simulcast live on ESPN+ with replays available on-demand.

In The Crease
New episodes of In The Crease stream exclusively on ESPN+ each NHL game day, following the last game of the day, with in-depth analysis, interviews, highlights and more from all the day’s NHL game action.


In the Crease – The ESPN NHL Podcast with Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan
Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn and Kaplan continue to bring fans their insider perspectives, reporting, reactions and analysis to the latest breaking headlines, and under the radar stories both on and off the ice with new episodes every Wednesday. How to listen and episode guide.

ESPN Daily
Kaplan’s interview with Eichel on The Point will be featured in an episode of ESPN Daily next week before the Vegas forward’s return to Buffalo.

NHL on ESPN.com
Go to ESPN.com/NHL or the ESPN App for up-to-the-minute NHL news, information and analysis, including premium editorial content by ESPN senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski, exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers.

Fans can sign-up for ESPN+ any time at ESPN.comESPNPlus.com  or on the ESPN App. 

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