The Walt Disney Company Announces 103 Exclusive National Hockey League Games Across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC Beginning October 11 – ESPN Press Room

September 7, 2022

The Walt Disney Company Announces 103 Exclusive National Hockey League Games Across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC Beginning October 11
Following last year’s historic return of the National Hockey League (NHL) after a near-20-year hiatus, The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) today announced 103 exclusive games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
The season begins in North America on Tuesday, October 11, in an ESPN doubleheader showcasing a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Final with the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at Arena. The top eastern conference teams from last season faceoff again when Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin and the Rangers host the Lightning and fellow elite goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for the season’s opening puckdrop at 7:30 p.m. ET. Following at 10 p.m. ET, the Golden Knights and Jack Eichel – in his first season-opening game for the club – take aim at the Kings and newly-acquired forward Kevin Fiala – coming off a career-high in points last season – in a compelling Pacific Division matchup. Both games will be simulcast on ESPN+.

NHL All-Star Weekend and Stadium Series
The league’s regular-season schedule takes a break when the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend returns with the world’s best players at Florida’s FLA Live Arena to compete in the NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings competition February 3 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the 2023 NHL Honda All-Star Game on February 4 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN+.
The 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series makes its ESPN debut on February 18 at 8 p.m. ET with last year’s Metropolitan Division-winning Carolina Hurricanes hosting the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin outdoors at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. The game will also be simulcast on ESPN+.
NHL Out-of-Market Games on ESPN+
In addition to 103 exclusive games across TWDC networks and platforms, more than 1,050 out-of-market games will be available on ESPN+ throughout the season. To sign up, visit

Exclusive Game Highlights:

TWDC 2022-23 NHL Game Schedule:
For details including game times and the most up-to-date schedule, please visit
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