ESPN Plus For Hockey: A Must-Have For Watching NHL This Season (2021)

The 2021 NHL season drops the puck January 13th, and there’s no better place than ESPN+ to take in all the action, which airs a ton of regular season games that will help you watch in and out of market games. With division realignment, a condensed season of 56 games, and all-division schedules, every game counts even more this upcoming season. Plus, for the first time ever, there’s an all Canadian division (North), which should bring plenty of intrigue and feature plenty of rivalries.

Point blank: With ESPN+, you’ll be seeing the top players and the best teams — along with other programming options for hockey fans. Not only will ESPN+ air up to 14 games per week, but daily highlights can be seen on In the Crease.


Let’s face it, it’s hard being a hockey fan sometimes. Unfortunately, because NHL games aren’t regularly broadcast nationally, we’re deprived from seeing the fastest (and, arguably, the most entertaining) sport out there. Instead of getting upset, though, it’s time to snag yourself an ESPN Plus subscription so that you never miss a single hit, incredible save or amazing goal again. And with ESPN+ streaming NHL games all season long, you’ll have your pick of the litter of which games to watch.

With at least two NHL games each day, ESPN+ is the premier destination for NHL games this year — even if it is a shortened one with 56 games during the regular season.


In addition to the live NHL games during the week that’ll be streaming on ESPN+, subscribers to the streaming service will get loads of extras, too. Here’s some of what to expect with an ESPN subscription, which costs $59.99/year.

  • In the Crease – Exclusive nightly highlight show with Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose
  • Behind-the-scenes interviews with top players and coaches from around the league, NHL writers, and guest appearances from SportsCenter anchors Steve Levy and John Buccigross
  • Streaming access to last season’s behind-the-scenes documentary series, Quest for the Stanley Cup, which gives viewers an all-access pass during the high-stakes Stanley Cup Playoffs and the pursuit of the Stanley Cup

Plus, with an ESPN+ subscription, fans will get access to loads of other sports content and live events from MLB, college football, MLS, UFC, Top Rank Boxing, international soccer, Championship Tennis and more. With the colder weather coming this fall and winter, you may never leave your couch again.


Whether it’s watching the best NHL games all season long, or taking in a ton of top-notch sports content, ESPN+ is the destination for you.

From the entire catalogue of 30 for 30 documentaries, to live events or original series’ like SneakerCenter or Peyton’s Places, among others, every single sports fan should include the streaming service into their monthly budget.

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