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Believe it or not, the NHL season is coming. The preseason is here, which means you might find yourself searching for how to watch each game. Lucky for you, we have you covered. 

The 2021-22 national broadcast of NHL will now be under ESPN and Turner Sports. NBC has handled the broadcasts since 2005, so hockey fans will be watching games in a new way. A deal was made in March of 2021 between the NHL and ESPN for a seven-year multi-platform deal for half of the league’s media rights, with Turner sports as the secondary partner. 

ESPN will broadcast 75 regular season games and Turner will broadcast 72 regular season games on TBS and TNT. ESPN and ABC will have 25 national regular season games and hold exclusive rights to opening night, the All-Star Game and any other “special events”.

Here is a look at the entire preseason broadcast schedule:

Date Game Time TV Channel
Sat., Oct. 2 Senators at Canadiens 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 2 Capitals at Flyers 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 2 Jets at Oilers 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 2 Rangers at Bruins 7 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 2 Blue Jackets at Red Wings 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sun., Oct. 3 Red Wings at Penguins 12 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Mon., Oct. 4 Bruins at Flyers 7 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Mon., Oct. 4 Maple Leafs at Senators 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Mon., Oct. 4 Blackhawks at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Canadiens at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Sabres at Penguins 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Predators at Hurricanes 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Panthers vs. Lightning (Orlando, Fla.) 7 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Golden Knights at Avalanche 9 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Kraken at Canucks 10 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Tues., Oct. 5 Coyotes at Kings 10:30 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Wed., Oct. 6 Capitals at Bruins 7 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Wed., Oct. 6 Devils at Rangers 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Wed., Oct. 6 Flames at Jets 8 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Wed., Oct. 6 Blues at Wild 8 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Wed., Oct. 6 Kings at Ducks 10 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Thurs., Oct. 7 Senators at Canadiens 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Thurs., Oct. 7 Islanders at Devils 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Thurs., Oct. 7 Penguins at Red Wings 7:30 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Thurs., Oct. 7 Canucks at Oilers 9 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Thurs., Oct. 7 Coyotes at Golden Knights 10 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Fri., Oct. 8 Flyers at Capitals 7 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Fri., Oct. 8 Jets at Flames 9 p.m. TSN, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Red Wings at Sabres 3 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Hurricanes at Predators 4 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Senators at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Rangers vs. Islanders (Bridgeport, Conn.) 7 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Golden Knights at Sharks 8 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Wild at Blackhawks 8:30 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Oilers at Canucks 9 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Sat., Oct. 9 Ducks at Kings 10:30 p.m. NHLN, fuboTV

How to watch the NHL preseason

  • Time: Various times
  • Dates: Various dates
  • Streaming: fuboTV
  • Channel: ESPN, Turner, NHLN