The Walt Disney Company announces 103 exclusive NHL games
For the first time since 2004, the National Hockey League (NHL) returns to The Walt Disney Company. ESPN’s industry-leading collection of direct-to-consumer TV and streaming platforms will showcase the world’s best hockey starting with a double season opener on October 12. The 2021-2022 season will feature 103 exclusive regular season games on ESPN, ESPN +, Hulu and ABC. In addition, over 1,000 non-market games will be available on ESPN +.
Starting October 12, ESPN, ESPN +, and Hulu become the destination for Tuesday night hockey throughout the regular season. ESPN + and Hulu will also feature an exclusive game every Friday night through January, and then every Thursday night for the rest of the regular season. ABC will regularly broadcast Saturday games starting in February.
ESPN + AND HULU
Opening week on ESPN + will feature the Minnesota Wild against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, October 15. capital to face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. On Friday, October 22, the Boston Bruins travel to Buffalo to face the Sabers in a divisional clash. A historic Saturday night in Seattle capped week two of the regular season on ESPN + and Hulu when the Seattle Kraken took to the ice at Climate Pledge Arena for the first time in franchise history against border rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. on Saturday 23 October.
Every Tuesday in 2021, from October 19 through December 28, ESPN + will host at least one exclusive game with highlights, including the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the St. Louis Blues on November 30, the New York Rangers vs. Colorado Avalanche on December 14, the Washington Capitals vs. 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.
Other highlights from Friday’s game include the Colorado Avalanche against the Seattle Kraken on November 19, the New York Rangers against the Boston Bruins on November 26, and a Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin clash on December 10 between the Penguins. of Pittsburgh and the Washington Capitals.
ESPN + is continuing its first list in 2022 with clashes on Tuesday and Thursday nights until the end of the 2021-2022 regular season. Highlights include: Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Jan.4, Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, Jan.6, Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins on Thursday, Jan.20, Wild of Minnesota vs. Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, March 8 and the new look Florida Panthers with Joe thornton face the San Jose Sharks on March 15 as Thornton returns to San Jose after spending 15 seasons as a Shark. In a doubles schedule Thursday night March 24, the St. Louis Blues host the Philadelphia Flyers, followed by the Chicago Blackhawks against the Los Angeles Kings at the STAPLES Center.
In April, ESPN + will feature the following games: the Pittsburgh Penguins against the New York Rangers on Thursday, April 7, the Boston Bruins against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, April 19, the Philadelphia Flyers against the 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 + calendar will feature two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning New York Islanders on Thursday, April 28, in a rematch of the 2021 Stanley Cup semi-finals. In addition, ESPN + will broadcast over 1,000 non-market games, all under an ESPN + subscription.
Exclusive Florida Panthers ESPN + and Hulu Match Schedule:
|29 october||7:00 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Florida vs. Detroit|
|November 9||7:00 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Florida vs. New Jersey|
|November 16||7:00 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||NY Islanders vs. Florida|
|February 1st||7:00 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Florida vs. NY Rangers|
|February 24||7:00 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Columbus vs. Florida|
|March 15||10:30 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Florida vs. San José|
|the 17th of March||10:30 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Florida vs. Vegas|
|April 21th||7:00 p.m.||ESPN + / Hulu||Detroit vs. Florida|
STANLEY CUP Playoffs
The Stanley Cup Final and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will return to ABC and ESPN networks – including exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final over four of the agreement’s seven years – at as of the 2021-22 season. Additionally, in each season of the deal, ESPN and ABC will have exclusive live coverage of a conference finals series and half of all games in the first and second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In March, The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and the National Hockey League announced a historic and innovative seven-year television, the broadcast rights and multimedia rights agreement, starting with the 2021-2022 season and continuing through the 2027-28 season.
ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment brand, offers eight US TV networks, ESPN +, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, efforts on every continent around the world, and more. ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20% by Hearst.
About ESPN +
ESPN + is the industry’s leading sports streaming service providing fans in the United States with thousands of live sporting events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear or digital television networks, and exclusive editorial content from dozens of ESPN writers and journalists. Launched in April 2018, ESPN + now has more than 14.9 million subscribers. Fans sign up for ESPN + for just $ 6.99 per month (or $ 69.99 per year) on ESPN.com, ESPNplus.com, or the ESPN app (mobile and connected devices). It’s also available as part of The Disney Bundle which gives subscribers access to Disney +, ESPN +, and Hulu for $ 13.99 / month (Hulu with ads) or $ 19.99 / month (Hulu without ads).
Hulu is the premier premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV shows and movies, with and without ads, both at home and away. As part of Disney’s media and entertainment distribution segment, Hulu is the only service that provides viewers with instant access to current shows from all major US broadcast networks; libraries of blockbuster TV series and movies; and acclaimed Hulu Originals as the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act; Ramy, the Golden Globe-winning, Emmy®-nominated and Peabody-winning series; and the Emmy® Award-nominated Pen15 series alongside Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington’s hit series Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, The Great, Hillary and Solar Opposites; The Oscar® and Emmy® nominated documentary Minding the Gap, awarded at the Golden Globes and nominated for the Oscars THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY and the critically acclaimed Hulu Original films PALM SPRINGS, RUN and HAPPIEST SEASON. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A + E Networks and Discovery Networks, all available in one place.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment broadcasts gripping programming throughout the day, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama on prime-time television; the gripping dramas “The Good Doctor”, “A Million Little Things”, “Station 19” and the groundbreaking new series # 1 of the fall, “Big Sky”; favorites from the comedy “black-ish”, “The Conners”, “The Goldbergs” and “Home Economics”; the popular Summer Fun & Games programming block, including “Celebrity Family Feud”, “Holey Moley”, “Match Game”, “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; “American Idol” star sensation; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; longtime hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital”, broadcast for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as two critically acclaimed Emmy®-winning specials “Live in Face of a Studio Audience”. The network also offers some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®”, “The CMA Awards” and “American Music Awards”. ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.