The Walt Disney Company Announces 103 Exclusive National Hockey League Games Across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC Beginning October 11

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The Walt Disney Company Announces 103 Exclusive National Hockey League Games Across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC Beginning October 11

September 7, 2022

The Walt Disney Company Announces 103 Exclusive National Hockey League Games Across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC Beginning October 11

  • Opening Night Doubleheader on ESPN: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers and Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings
  • 2023 NHL All-Star Skills on ESPN and NHL All-Star Game on ABC and ESPN+ February 3-4
  • 2023 NHL Stadium Series Debuts on ESPN and ESPN+: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes, February 18
  • 1050+ Out-of-Market Games Available on ESPN+ Throughout the Season

Following last year’s historic return of the National Hockey League (NHL) after a near-20-year hiatus, The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) today announced 103 exclusive games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The season begins in North America on Tuesday, October 11, in an ESPN doubleheader showcasing a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Final with the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at Crypto.com Arena. The top eastern conference teams from last season faceoff again when Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin and the Rangers host the Lightning and fellow elite goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for the season’s opening puckdrop at 7:30 p.m. ET. Following at 10 p.m. ET, the Golden Knights and Jack Eichel – in his first season-opening game for the club – take aim at the Kings and newly-acquired forward Kevin Fiala – coming off a career-high in points last season – in a compelling Pacific Division matchup. Both games will be simulcast on ESPN+.

NHL All-Star Weekend and Stadium Series
The league’s regular-season schedule takes a break when the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend returns with the world’s best players at Florida’s FLA Live Arena to compete in the NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings competition February 3 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the 2023 NHL Honda All-Star Game on February 4 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN+.

The 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series makes its ESPN debut on February 18 at 8 p.m. ET with last year’s Metropolitan Division-winning Carolina Hurricanes hosting the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin outdoors at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. The game will also be simulcast on ESPN+.

NHL Out-of-Market Games on ESPN+
In addition to 103 exclusive games across TWDC networks and platforms, more than 1,050 out-of-market games will be available on ESPN+ throughout the season. To sign up, visit ESPNPlus.com.

Exclusive Game Highlights:

  • Oct. 13 – New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers – Coach John Tortorella makes Flyers coaching debut in Philadelphia home opener (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Oct. 21 – Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers – Last season’s Presidents’ Trophy winners and Matthew Tkachuk host last season’s eastern conference champs in the Battle of Florida (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Oct. 28 – Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes – Coyotes host the Winnipeg Jets in their home opener at the new Mullett Arena (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Nov. 3 – Boston Bruins at New York Rangers – Original Six matchup (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Dec. 6 – Toronto Maple Leafs at Dallas Stars – Interconference matchup between last season’s Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews and rising star Jason Robertson (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Jan. 12 – Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings – Original Six matchup (ESPN)
  • Jan. 13 – New Jersey Devils at Anaheim Ducks – Rising stars Jack Hughes vs. Trevor Zegras (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Jan. 23 – Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames – Johnny Gaudreau returns to Calgary to face his former team (ESPN+/Hulu)
  • Feb. 9 – Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning – The Lightning host the Avalanche in a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup Final (ESPN)
  • Feb. 11 – ABC Saturday Doubleheader: Lightning at Stars & Capitals at Bruins – (ABC and ESPN+)
  • Feb. 18 – 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series – Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (ESPN)
  • March 4 – ABC Saturday Doubleheader: Rangers at Bruins (Original Six) & Avalanche at Stars (ABC and ESPN+)
  • March 11 – ABC Saturday Doubleheader: Red Wings at Bruins (Original Six) & Flyers at Penguins in the Battle of Pennsylvania (ABC and ESPN+)
  • March 18 – ABC Primetime: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season (ABC and ESPN+)
  • March 25 – ABC Primetime: Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin visit Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (ABC and ESPN+)
  • April 4 – Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season (ESPN)
  • April 8 – ABC Tripleheader: Blues at Wild in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season & Golden Knights at Stars. Penguins at Red Wings in primetime to close out the final ABC Saturday of the regular season. (ABC and ESPN+)
  • April 11 – Maple Leafs at Lightning in a 1st round playoff rematch from last season (ESPN)
  • April 11 –Oilers at Avalanche in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference Final (ESPN)
  • April 13 – ESPN Doubleheader: Final night of regular season play with the Blues at Stars & Golden Knights at Kraken (ESPN)

TWDC 2022-23 NHL Game Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Teams Network/Platform
Tue, Oct. 11 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Oct. 11 10 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN, ESPN+
Thu, Oct. 13 7 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Oct. 13 8:30 p.m. Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Oct. 18 7 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Tue, Oct. 18 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Kings vs. Nashville Predators ESPN
Thu, Oct. 20 7:30 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Oct. 21 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Oct. 23 5 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN
Tue, Oct. 25 8 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Rangers ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Oct. 25 10:30 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN
Thu, Oct. 27 8 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Oct. 28 10:30 p.m. Winnipeg Jets vs. Arizona Coyotes ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Nov. 1 8 p.m. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ESPN, ESPN+
Tue, Nov. 1 10:30 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN
Thu, Nov. 3 7:30 p.m. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Nov. 3 10:30 p.m. Florida Panthers vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Nov. 4 7 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Nov. 6 5 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN
Tue, Nov. 8 10:30 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Nov. 10 10:30 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Nov. 11 10 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Nov. 13 7 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Tue, Nov. 15 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Nov. 29 7:30 p.m. New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Dec. 1 8 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Dec. 6 8:30 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Detroit Red Wings vs. Florida Panthers ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 9 10 p.m. San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Dec. 11 3 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues ESPN
Tue, Dec. 13 7 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Dec. 13  9:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN
Fri, Dec. 16 8 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Dec. 18 7:30 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN
Fri, Dec. 23 8:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Dec. 27 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 30 7:30 p.m. Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Dec. 30 10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sun, Jan. 1 8 p.m. New York Islanders vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN
Tue, Jan. 3 10:30 p.m. Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Jan. 5 7 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN
Fri, Jan. 6 10 p.m. San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Jan. 10 7 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Jan. 10 9:30 p.m. San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Jan. 12 7 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN
Fri, Jan. 13 10 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Jan. 19 9 p.m. Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues ESPN
Mon, Jan. 23 9:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Calgary Flames ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Jan. 24 9 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN+/Hulu
Fri, Jan. 27 7 p.m. Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Islanders ESPN
Sat, Jan. 28 3 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, Jan. 28 9 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild ESPN+/Hulu
Fri., Feb. 3 7 p.m. NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings ESPN
Sat., Feb. 4 3 p.m. 2023 NHL Honda All-Star Game ABC, ESPN+
Tue, Feb. 7 7:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Feb. 9 7 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Sat, Feb. 11 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars ABC, ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 11 3:30 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins ABC, ESPN+
Tue, Feb. 14 7:30 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Feb. 16 9 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. St. Louis Blues ESPN
Fri, Feb. 17 9 p.m. Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks ESPN
Sat, Feb. 18 8 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes
2023 NHL STADIUM SERIES
ESPN, ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 18 11 p.m. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights ESPN
Sun, Feb. 19 6 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, Feb. 23 9 p.m. Calgary Flames vs. Vegas Golden Knights ESPN
Sat, Feb. 25 1 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals ABC, ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 25 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. St. Louis Blues ABC, ESPN+
Tue, Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 2 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 4 1 p.m. New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins ABC, ESPN+
Sat, March 4 3:30 p.m. Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 7 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Tue, March 7 10 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 9 7:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Boston Bruins ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 11 1 p.m. Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins ABC, ESPN+
Sat, March 11 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 14 7 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers ESPN
Thu, March 16 8 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 16 10:30 p.m. Seattle Kraken vs. San Jose Sharks ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 18 5 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 18 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 21 7:30 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 23 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers ESPN
Thu, March 23 9 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Dallas Stars ESPN
Sat, March 25 5 p.m. Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, March 25 8 p.m. Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ABC, ESPN+
Tue, March 28 10 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Vegas Golden Knights ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 30 7:30 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, March 30 10 p.m. Anaheim Ducks vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, April 1 3 p.m. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins ABC, ESPN+
Sat, April 1 8 p.m. New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN2
Tue, April 4 8 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators ESPN
Tue, April 4 10:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings ESPN
Thu, April 6 8 p.m. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators ESPN+/Hulu
Thu, April 6 10:30 p.m. Arizona Coyotes vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN+/Hulu
Sat, April 8 1 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild ABC, ESPN+
Sat, April 8 3:30 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Dallas Stars ABC, ESPN+
Sat, April 8 8 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings ABC, ESPN+
Mon, April 10 9 p.m. Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks ESPN
Tue, April 11 7 p.m. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning ESPN
Tue, April 11 9:30 p.m. Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche ESPN
Thu, April 13 8 p.m. St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars ESPN
Thu, April 13 10:30 p.m. Vegas Golden Knights vs. Seattle Kraken ESPN

*Please note schedule is subject to change. For details including game times and the most up-to-date schedule, please visit espn.com/nhl/schedule.

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