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ESPN And Partners Broadcast Schedule

via the NHL PR department,

For the first time since 2004, the National Hockey League (NHL) returns to The Walt Disney Company.  ESPN’s industry-leading collection of television and direct-to-consumer streaming platforms will showcase the world’s best hockey beginning with a season-opening doubleheader on October 12. The 2021-2022 season will showcase 103 exclusive regular season games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC. In addition, more than 1,000 out-of-market games will be available on ESPN+.

Beginning October 12, ESPN, ESPN+ and Hulu become the destination for Tuesday night hockey throughout the regular season. ESPN+ and Hulu will also showcase an exclusive game every Friday night until January, then every Thursday night for the remainder of the regular season. ABC will regularly carry Saturday games beginning in February.

 

NHL FACEOFF

The 2021 NHL FaceOff will feature a doubleheader matchup on ESPN with the early game showcasing the Pittsburgh Penguins against the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Seattle Kraken’s franchise debut against the Vegas Golden Knights at 10 p.m. ET. Both matchups will be simulcast on ESPN+.

 

ESPN+ AND HULU

Opening week on ESPN+ will feature the Minnesota Wild taking on the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, October 15. Momentum continues into the second week of the season beginning Tuesday, October 19, when the Colorado Avalanche and former first overall pick Nathan MacKinnon travel to the nation’s capital to take on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. On Friday, October 22, the Boston Bruins will travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres in a divisional matchup. A historic Saturday night in Seattle caps off the second week of the regular season on ESPN+ and Hulu when the Seattle Kraken take the ice in Climate Pledge Arena for the first time in franchise history against their border rivals, the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, October 23.

 

Each Tuesday in 2021, October 19 through December 28, ESPN+ will host at least one exclusive matchup with highlights including the Tampa Bay Lightning versus the St. Louis Blues on November 30, the New York Rangers versus the Colorado Avalanche on December 14, the Washington Capitals versus the Philadelphia Flyers on December 21 and the 2021 Stanley Cup Final rematch between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 28.

 

Additional Friday game highlights include the Colorado Avalanche versus the Seattle Kraken on November 19, the New York Rangers versus the Boston Bruins on November 26 and a Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin matchup on December 10 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

 

ESPN+ continues its premier slate in 2022 with Tuesday and Thursday night matchups through the remainder of the 2021-22 regular season. Highlights include: Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, January 4, Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, January 6, Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins on Thursday, January 20, Minnesota Wild at Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, March 8, and the new-look Florida Panthers with Joe Thornton take on the San Jose Sharks on March 15 as Thornton returns to San Jose after spending 15 seasons as a Shark. In a Thursday night doubleheader on March 24, the St. Louis Blues host the Philadelphia Flyers, followed by the Chicago Blackhawks taking on the Los Angeles Kings at the STAPLES Center.

 

In April, ESPN+ will feature the following match ups: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers on Thursday, April 7, the Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, April 19, the Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, April 25, as the only NHL game that day, and a Connor McDavid-Sidney Crosby showdown between the Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, April 26. The final game of the ESPN+ schedule will feature the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the New York Islanders on Thursday, April 28, in a rematch of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals.

 

Additionally, ESPN+ will stream more than 1,000 out-of-market games, all as part of an ESPN+ subscription.

 

ESPN+ and Hulu exclusive game schedule:

 

Date

Time (ET)

Network

Teams

Oct. 15

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Minnesota vs. Anaheim

Oct. 19

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Colorado vs. Washington

Oct. 22

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Boston vs. Buffalo

 

8:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Los Angeles vs. Dallas

Oct. 23

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Vancouver vs. Seattle

Oct. 26

8:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

San Jose vs. Nashville

Oct. 29

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Florida vs. Detroit

Nov. 2

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

New Jersey vs. Anaheim

 

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Buffalo vs. San Jose

Nov. 5

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Arizona vs. Anaheim

 

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

New Jersey vs. Los Angeles

Nov. 9

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Florida vs. New Jersey

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Seattle vs. Vegas

Nov. 12

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Edmonton vs. Buffalo

 

8:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Arizona vs. Chicago

Nov. 16

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

NY Islanders vs. Florida

 

8:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Detroit vs. Dallas

Nov. 19

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Colorado vs. Seattle

Nov. 23

8:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Edmonton vs. Dallas

Nov. 26

3:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

NY Rangers vs. Boston

 

6 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

New Jersey vs. Nashville

Nov. 30

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

San Jose vs. New Jersey

 

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis

Dec. 3

9:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Vegas vs. Arizona

Dec. 7

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Nashville vs. Detroit

 

7:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Anaheim vs. Buffalo

Dec. 10

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Pittsburgh vs. Washington

 

7:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Nashville vs. New Jersey

Dec. 14

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Carolina vs. Minnesota

 

9 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

NY Rangers vs. Colorado

Dec. 17

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Dallas vs. St. Louis

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Arizona vs. Anaheim

Dec. 21

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Washington vs. Philadelphia

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Arizona vs. Seattle

Dec. 28

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Montreal vs. Tampa Bay

 

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Arizona vs. San Jose

Jan. 4

8:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Colorado vs. Chicago

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

NY Islanders vs. Seattle

Jan. 6

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia

Jan. 11

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Detroit vs. San Jose

Jan. 13

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Columbus vs. Carolina

Jan. 17

4 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Montreal vs. Arizona

Jan. 18

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Columbus vs. NY Islanders

Jan. 20

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Washington vs. Boston

Jan. 25

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Dallas vs. New Jersey

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Nashville vs. Seattle

Jan. 27

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Los Angeles vs. NY Islanders

Feb. 1

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Florida vs. NY Rangers

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Buffalo vs. Vegas

Feb. 24

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Columbus vs. Florida

March 1

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

New Jersey vs. Columbus

March 4

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Minnesota vs. Buffalo

March 7

7:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Toronto vs. Columbus

March 8

7:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Arizona vs. Detroit

March 10

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Minnesota vs. Detroit

 

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Anaheim vs. Nashville

March 15

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Florida vs. San Jose

March 17

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

San Jose vs. Los Angeles

 

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Florida vs. Vegas

March 22

10:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Nashville vs. Los Angeles

March 24

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Philadelphia vs. St. Louis

 

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Chicago vs. Los Angeles

March 25

10 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Seattle vs. Anaheim

March 29

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Carolina vs. Tampa Bay

March 31

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Columbus vs. NY Islanders

April 5

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Carolina vs. Buffalo

 

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Minnesota vs. Nashville

April 7

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers

 

7:30 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Buffalo vs. Carolina

April 14

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Detroit vs. Carolina

April 19

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Boston vs. St. Louis

April 21

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Detroit vs. Florida

April 25

8 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Philadelphia vs. Chicago

April 26

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Edmonton vs. Pittsburgh

April 28

7 p.m.

ESPN+/Hulu

Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders

 

ESPN

ESPN will carry 18 exclusive regular-season games beginning with the NHL FaceOff on Opening Night. ESPN will air an exclusive game each Tuesday throughout October. On October 19, ESPN focuses on former first overall pick and three-time Stanley Cup Champion Patrick Kane in the Chicago Blackhawks’ home opener at the United Center against the New York Islanders at 8 p.m. ET. The following Tuesday, October 26, the Vegas Golden Knights travel to take on the 2021 President’s Trophy winners, the Colorado Avalanche. ESPN will carry three Thursday night matchups in January, beginning on Thursday, January 6, with the Minnesota Wild traveling to Boston to take on the Bruins. The following two Thursdays on ESPN feature the Philadelphia Flyers at the Boston Bruins, followed by the Colorado Avalanche taking on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, January 20.

 

In February, ESPN will also carry the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday, February 4 in primetime from Las Vegas. Following the Winter Olympic Break, as the regular season pushes towards the playoffs, ESPN ramps up its coverage with three doubleheaders in the month of April. On Tuesday, April 12, the Philadelphia Flyers take on the Washington Capitals followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Dallas Stars. The following week on Thursday, April 21, the NHL’s 2021 leading goal scorer Auston Mathews and the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning, followed by the St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks. Rounding out ESPN doubleheaders on Tuesday, April 26, the New York Islanders take on the Washington Capitals followed by St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche.

 

ESPN exclusive game schedule:

 

Date

Time (ET)

Network

Teams

Oct. 12

7:30 p.m.

ESPN/ESPN+

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

 

10 p.m.

ESPN/ESPN+

Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden Knights

Oct. 19

8 p.m.

ESPN

New York Islanders vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Oct. 26

8 p.m.

ESPN

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche

Jan. 6

7 p.m.

ESPN

Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins

Jan. 13

7 p.m.

ESPN

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins

Jan. 20

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

Colorado Avalanche vs. Los Angeles Kings

Feb. 24

7 p.m.

ESPN

Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

March 3

9 p.m.

ESPN

Boston Bruins vs. Vegas Golden Knights

March 24

7 p.m.

ESPN

Dallas Stars vs. Carolina Hurricanes

April 12

7 p.m.

ESPN

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals

 

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars

April 14

8 p.m.

ESPN

Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars

April 19

10 p.m.

ESPN

Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks

April 21

8 p.m.

ESPN

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

 

10:30 p.m.

ESPN

St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

April 26

7 p.m.

ESPN

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

 

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche

 

ABC

ABC will carry 10 regular season games, including the 2021 Thanksgiving Showdown between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, November 26.  Additional highlights include the 2022 All-Star Game on Saturday, February 5 from Las Vegas. Beginning February 26 – following the Winter Olympic break – ABC will host a weekly Saturday NHL game throughout the remainder of the regular season. The first of nine Saturday matchups will feature the New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. Additional highlights include a powerhouse matchup of Alex Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals versus Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, April 9

 

All ABC games will be simulcast on ESPN+.

 

Exclusive ABC schedule below:

 

Date

Time (ET)

Network

Teams

Nov. 26

1 p.m.

 
 
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Temo's avatar

*sigh* No news on a Hulu+BSD deal . . .

Posted by Temo from La Capital, Míchígán on 09/16/21 at 02:57 PM ET

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