Two Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu


Two Exclusive NHL Games this Week on ESPN and ESPN+/Hulu

  • Tuesday Features the Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu
  • Friday the 2023 Defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights Face the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • The Point Continues Friday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+
  • 43 NHL Power Play Games Streaming on ESPN+

The NHL season continues this week with two exclusive interconference matchups beginning Tuesday, Jan. 23, when the Buffalo Sabres and goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who recently posted his second shutout of the season, take on the Anaheim Ducksand team leader in points and goals Frank Vatrano, for their first matchup of the season at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu.

On Friday, just eight days removed from their last contest, the defending 2023 Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights and team captain Mark Stone, who recently netted his first regular-season hat trick among being the team’s leader in points and assists, make the cross-country trip to take on the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Rangers and Artemi Panarin at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

ESPN’s NHL weekly studio show, The Point, returns Friday at 5 p.m. with host Steve Levy alongside analyst P.K. Subban as they cover top storylines from around the league, including ESPN’s Blake Bolden returns for an on-ice demo with Rangers’ Jacob Trouba and discussing the timeline of the Edmonton Oilers’ winning streak.

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

Date Time (ET) Platform(s) Game/Studio Show ESPN Commentators
Tue, Jan 23 10 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks

The Sabres (20-22-4) and Casey Mittelstadt, team leader in both points and assists, make the cross-country trip to face the Ducks (15-30-1) and forward Troy Terry, who leads the team in assists, at the Honda Center.

Play-by-Play: John Buccigross

Analyst: AJ Mleczko

In Studio: Arda Öcal, Ryan Callahan

Fri, Jan 26 5 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN+ The Point

The Point, hosted by Steve Levy alongside analyst P.K. Subban cover top storylines from around the league, including an on-ice demo with ESPN’s Blake Bolden and Rangers’ Jacob Trouba.

Host: Steve Levy

Analyst: P.K. Subban

7 p.m. ESPN Vegas Golden Knights at New York Rangers

The Golden Knights (27-14-5),  who rank second in the Pacific Division with top goal scorer and 2023 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Marchessault, travel to the northeast to take on the Rangers (29-15-2) and Adam Fox, who recorded his 45th career multi-assist game over the weekend, at Madison Square Garden.

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

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 Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets who top the league standings at second and third, respectively, face off on Monday at 7 p.m. The second-ranked Metropolitan Division Philadelphia Flyers make two ESPN+ Power Play appearances this week against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and at the Red Wings at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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

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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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