The NHL season returned on Oct. 12 with a doubleheader on ESPN. This season mark the first time ESPN has aired NHL games since 2004. ESPN+ will broadcast 75 exclusive regular-season games, with ABC and ESPN airing a combined 28 exclusive regular-season games for a total of 103 games.
How to watch
Upcoming games exclusively on ESPN networks
The Stanley Cup playoffs are returning to ESPN/ABC airwaves, starting with the first round on May 2, all the way through to the Stanley Cup Final on ABC.
On ESPN+ and Hulu
More than 1,000 out-of-market games will be available on ESPN+.
ESPN will air 18 exclusive games throughout the regular season.
ABC will air 10 regular-season games.
Beginning Feb. 22, ABC will air a weekly game on Saturday.
All ABC games can be watched on ESPN+.
Stanley Cup playoffs
The Stanley Cup playoffs and Stanley Cup Final will return to ESPN and ABC starting with the 2021-2022 season.
As part of the seven-year TV deal between ESPN and the NHL, ESPN and ABC will have exclusive coverage of one conference finals and half of all first- and second-round games.