Four Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu

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Four Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu

February 21, 2023

Four Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu

38 NHL Power Play Games Streaming on ESPN+

Two Editions of The Point Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET

The NHL regular season continues this week with four exclusive games across ABC, ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu, headlined by an ABC Hockey Saturday doubleheader between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals at 1 p.m. ET followed by the St. Louis Blues hosting Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Rangers, Penguins and Capitals are all vying for playoff positions in the Metropolitan Division as they push towards the postseason. ABC Hockey Saturday Pregame begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN+.

Starting off the week’s games on Tuesday, Auston Matthews and Toronto Maple Leafs’ new additions of Ryan O’Reilly and Noel Acciari visit the Buffalo Sabres and Tage Thompson in an Atlantic Division matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu.

NHL action continues Thursday as the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights host Elias Lindholm and the Calgary Flames in one of the most competitive division races at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Exclusive NHL game and studio shows on ESPN platforms this week:

Date Time (ET) Platform(s) Game/Studio Show ESPN Commentators
Tuesday, Feb. 21 6:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN+ The Point
The Point with Kevin Weekesand P.K. Subban will cover top storylines in the league and preview the Maple Leafs vs. Sabres matchup later that evening.
Host: Kevin Weekes

Analyst: P.K. Subban

7:30 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres
The Maple Leafs (34-15-8) along with William Nylander and Mitchell Marner faceoff against Tage Thompson and the Sabres (28-22-4), who aim to play themselves towards a Wild Card spot in an Atlantic Division game at KeyBank Center.
Play-by-Play: John Buccigross

Analyst: Ryan Callahan

Reporter: Brian Boucher

In Studio: Kevin Weekes, P.K. Subban, Linda Cohn

12 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Linda Cohn
Wednesday, Feb. 22 12:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Linda Cohn
Thursday, Feb. 23

 

6:30 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN+ The Point
The Point with Arda Öcal, Chris Chelios and P.K. Subban will cover top storylines in the league and preview the Flames vs. Golden Knights matchup later that evening.
Host: Arda Öcal

Analyst: P.K. Subban

9 p.m. ESPN Calgary Flames at Vegas Golden Knights
The Flames (26-20-11) and Nazem Kadri – currently just outside the Pacific Division playoff picture – make the trip to Sin City to take on the first place Golden Knights (34-18-4) – winners of five-straight games – at T-Mobile Arena.
Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco

Analyst: Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: Arda Öcal, P.K. Subban, Linda Cohn

1:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Linda Cohn
Friday, Feb. 24 12:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Saturday, Feb. 25 12:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN+ ABC Hockey Saturday Pregame:
New York Rangers at Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues
Host: Steve Levy

Analysts: Mark Messier, P.K. Subban

1 p.m. ABC/ESPN+ New York Rangers at Washington Capitals
The Rangers (33-15-9) and team leader in goals Mika Zibanejad – having won 10 of its last 15 games – head to D.C. to face the Capitals (28-24-6) and team assists leader Evgeny Kuznetsov in a Metropolitan Division faceoff at Capitol One Arena.
Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporters: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: Steve Levy, Mark Messier, P.K. Subban, Arda Öcal

3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN+ Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues
The Penguins (27-20-9) and Sidney Crosby, who leads the team in points, goals and assists, hope to stay in the Eastern Conference Wild Card hunt when they go against Jordan Kyrou and the Blues (26-27-3) in an interconference matchup at Enterprise Arena.
Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Leah Hextall

In Studio: Steve Levy, Mark Messier, P.K. Subban, Arda Öcal

1:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Sunday, Feb. 26 10 p.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal

*Please note commentator assignments may be subject to change.

NHL Power Play on ESPN+ | This Week’s Live Out-of-Market Highlight Games
NHL Power Play on ESPN+ will present a total of 38 live out-of-market league games this week, including Bruins vs. Kraken on Thursday and Bruins vs. Canucks on Saturday, as Boston continues to chase history as the team with the best record and most points of the NHL’s 56-year, expansion era.


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Based out of the Los Angeles Production Center in LA, California, Andrea DiCristoforo is a Senior Publicist focusing on the NHL, X Games and Action Spots. Prior to joining ESPN in 2022, Andrea worked in Olympic Sports. She is also a proud graduate from the University of New Hampshire.
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