Six Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN+/Hulu

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Six Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN+/Hulu

  • ABC Hockey Saturday: Bruins at Penguins at 3 p.m. ET
  • Connor McDavid and the Oilers Visit the Golden Knights Tuesday Exclusively on ESPN+/Hulu at 10 p.m. ET
  • 43 NHL Power Play Games Streaming on ESPN+

With the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs less than a month away, NHL action continues this week with six exclusive games across ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN+/Hulu, headlined by a primetime ABC Hockey Saturday matchup between the league-leading Boston Bruins and Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins at 3 p.m. ET, simulcast on ESPN+. The Penguins try to hold onto its current Wild Card position in a tightly contested Eastern Conference race. Later on Saturday, the puck drops on a matchup between the New Jersey Devils at Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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

Date Time (ET) Platform(s) Game/Studio Show ESPN Commentators
Monday, March 27 8 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Seattle Kraken at Minnesota Wild
The Kraken (40-24-8), fighting to the finish for a Wild Card spot, travel to the Midwest to take on the Wild (42-22-9), in striking distance of a division title, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Linda Cohn

Studio: Arda Öcal

1 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Tuesday, March 28 10 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights
Connor McDavid and the Oilers (41-23-9) head south to Las Vegas to take on the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights (46-21-6).
Play-by-Play: Steve Levy

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: John Buccigross, P.K. Subban

1:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Wednesday, March 29 1:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Thursday, March 30 7:30 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings
The Hurricanes (47-16-9) – currently in a heated battle with the Devils for the Metro Division lead – visit the Red Wings (31-32-9) at Little Caesars Arena after securing a playoff spot last week.
Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: Dom Moore

In Studio: John Buccigross, Arda Öcal, P.K. Subban, Chris Chelios

10 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Anaheim Ducks at Seattle Kraken
In their second ESPN appearance of the week, the Kraken (40-24-8) host the Ducks (23-40-10) in a Pacific Division matchup as they continue to aim for a playoff spot.
Play-by-Play: Leah Hextall

Analyst: Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Reporter: Linda Cohn

In Studio: John Buccigross, Arda Öcal, P.K. Subban, Chris Chelios

1:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Friday, March 31 1:30 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Saturday, April 1 2:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN+ Pregame: Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins In Studio: John Buccigross, Arda Öcal, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, P.K. Subban
3 p.m. ABC/ESPN+ Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins
David Pastrnak and the history-chasing Bruins (57-11-5) – just eight wins away from a new single-season NHL record – visit Pittsburgh and take on the Penguins (36-27-10), currently still in the hunt for a playoff position in a tightly-contested Eastern Conference.
Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: John Buccigross, Arda Öcal, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, P.K. Subban

8 p.m. ESPN2 New Jersey Devils at Chicago Blackhawks
The Devils (46-19-8) and Jack Hughes, the team’s goals and points leader, visit the Blackhawks (24-43-6) at United Center as they continue to challenge the Hurricanes for Metro Division supremacy.
Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco

Analyst: Cassie Campbell-Pascall

In Studio: John Buccigross, Arda Öcal, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, P.K. Subban

1 a.m. ESPN+ In The Crease Host: Arda Öcal
Sunday, April 2 11 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 43 live out-of-market league games this week, including two appearances from the league-leading Boston Bruins.

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