Three Exclusive NHL Games This Week on ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu


Three Exclusive NHL Games This Week on ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu

  • ESPN Doubleheader on Thursday Featuring the Dallas Stars at Washington Capitals Beginning at 8 p.m. ET followed by New Jersey Devils at Seattle Kraken at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Detroit Red Wings with Newly-Signed Patrick Kane Face the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu
  • The Point Continues Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+
  • 44 NHL Power Play Games Streaming on ESPN+

The NHL season continues Tuesday, December 4, featuring the Detroit Red Wings and newly-signed Patrick Kane, who is coming off a recent hip resurfacing surgery, hopes to make his “Hockeytown” debut in his hometown of Buffalo to take on the Buffalo Sabres with team-leading goal scorer JJ Peterka, as they go head-to-head in an Atlantic Division matchup from KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu.

Thursday, an ESPN doubleheader features two interconference matchups beginning with the Dallas Stars and team assists leader Jason Robertson taking on the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin at 8 p.m. ET. Later that night, the New Jersey Devils and Jack Hughes, who leads the team in points and assists, face the Seattle Kraken in a late-night matchup 10:30 p.m. ET.

ESPN’s NHL weekly studio show, The Point, returns on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET with host Arda Öcal and analyst Kevin Weekes. This week the team covers top storylines from around the league, including an in-depth look at the journey of Buffalo Sabres’ Tage Thompson as he returns to the lineup and reporter Emily Kaplan sits down with Detroit Red WingsPatrick Kane.

Exclusive NHL games on ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu this week:

Date Time (ET) Platform(s) Game/Studio Show ESPN Commentators
Tuesday, Dec. 5 6 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN+ The Point

The Point hosted by Arda Öcal, is joined by analyst Kevin Weekes as they cover top storylines from around the league including an in depth look into Buffalo SabresTage Thompson and his return to the lineup.

Host: Arda Öcal

Analyst: Kevin Weekes

7:30 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres

The Red Wings (13-7-3) and Alex DeBrincat, who recently netted his 200th career NHL goal, travel to face the Sabres (10-13-2) and team points and assists leader Casey Mittelstadt for an Atlantic Division showdown.

Play-by-Play: John Buccigross

Analyst: Ryan Callahan

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

In Studio: Arca Öcal, Kevin Weekes

Thursday, Dec. 7 8:00 p.m. ESPN Dallas Stars at Washington Capitals

The second-ranked Central Division Stars (14-5-3) andJoe Pavelski, who recently extended his point streak to nine contests, take on the Capitals (12-7-2) and Tom Wilson, who leads his squad in goals, in a face off at Capital One Arena.

Play-by-Play: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

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

  10:30 p.m. ESPN New Jersey Devils at Seattle Kraken

The Devils (11-10-1) and Travis Toffoli, who leads the team in goals, face the Kraken (8-11-6) with its goal leader Jared McCann as they aim for a home win at Climate Pledge Arena.

Play-by-Play: Mike Monaco

Analyst: Cassie-Campbell-Pascall

Reporter: Leah Hextall

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

*Please note commentator assignments may be subject to change.

NHL Power Play on ESPN+ (Out-of-Market Games on ESPN+)

In addition to 50 exclusive games on ESPN+/Hulu, more than 1,050 out-of-market games will be available through NHL Power Play on ESPN+ – available to all ESPN+ subscribers – throughout the season. Included in this week’s highlighted Power Play games are the Minnesota Wild with new head coach John Hynes travel to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday at 9 p.m. ET. Saturday holds a battle in the Metropolitan Division between the top ranked New York Rangers with team leader in points, goals and assists Artemi Panarin as they go head-to-head with the third-ranked Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. ET.

NHL Power Play games include the choice of two separate live streams with either home team or away team commentary, as well as Canadian national presentations of Hockey Night in Canada, providing a local experience for fans no matter where they are in the U.S. Replays of every NHL regular season and playoff game on ABC, ESPN, NHL Network, and TNT are also made available to stream on NHL Power Play on ESPN+. To sign up, visit

NHL Digital Content on and ESPN App

Go to 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.

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Andrea DiCristoforo

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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