National Hockey League games continue on ESPN + and Hulu this week, check back to ESPN on Thursday, January 6

  • Tuesday, January 4: Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks on ESPN + and Hulu
  • Thursday, January 6: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers on ESPN + and Hulu and Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins on ESPN
  • Off-market matches on ESPN + continue throughout the season, 27 games this week
  • Tuesday’s Wild vs Bruins game available to stream in Spanish on ESPN +
  • Subscribe to ESPN + on, and on the ESPN app

The National Hockey League (NHL) on ESPN + and Hulu continues this week with two exclusive games – one tonight January 4 and one on Thursday January 6 – before the action returns to ESPN on Thursday January 6. Additionally, 27 off-market games, each with a choice of home and away TV broadcasts, will air live on ESPN + this week. *

Tonight’s ESPN + and Hulu-exclusive game features the Colorado Avalanche (18-8-2) visiting the Chicago Blackhawks (11-17-4) at 8:30 p.m. ET, where Bob wischusen manage play-by-play comments with Kevin weekes as an analyst and Emilie Kaplan enters the glass as a reporter. Studio coverage will be provided by Arda cal with analyst Ryan Callahan.

Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN + and Hulu, John buccigross will call play-by-play with the analyst Ray ferraro and journalist Emilie Kaplan, when the Pittsburgh Penguins (18-8-5) visit their local rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers (13-13-6). Also at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, the National Hockey League returns to ESPN on linear television with the Minnesota Wild (19-10-2) against the Boston Bruins (16-10-2) at TD Garden in Boston, where Bob wischusen will call play-by-play with Brian Boucher as an analyst and AJ Mleczko as a journalist. Studio coverage of Thursday’s two games will be hosted by Linda cohn with Marc Messier as an analyst.

** How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN + and Hulu **

Exclusive NHL Games on ESPN +, Hulu, and ESPN This Week:

Dated Time (ET) Network On-air teams and talents

January 4th

8:30 p.m. ESPN + / Hulu Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game by game: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Kevin Weekes

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

Studio: Arda Öcal, Ryan Callahan


January 6

7:00 p.m. ESPN + / Hulu Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Piece by Piece: John Buccigross

Analyst: Ray Ferraro

Reporter: Emily Kaplan

Studio: Linda Cohn, Mark Messier

7:00 p.m. ESPN Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins

Game by game: Bob Wischusen

Analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporter: AJ Mleczko

Studio: Linda Cohn, Mark Messier

* Commentator assignments may be subject to change.

NHL in Spanish

Tuesday night Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks the game will also be available to stream in Spanish on ESPN + and Thursday evening Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins The 7 p.m. game will also air on ESPN Deportes.

Off-Market NHL Matches on ESPN +

ESPN + will broadcast 27 non-market games this week, including Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers (18-13-2) vs. Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs (21-8-2) Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET available through the United States without failures. On Thursday, ESPN + will air the New York Rangers (22-8-4) vs. the Vegas Golden Knights (22-12-1) – both at the top of their respective divisions – at 10 p.m. ET after previous exclusive clashes on ESPN and ESPN + and Hulu.

On Saturday, Marc André-Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks (11-17-4) will return to face his former team, the Vegas Golden Knights (22-12-1), at 10 p.m. ET. André-Fleury was the keeper of the Knights when they became a franchise.

Throughout the season, ESPN + will offer exclusive coverage of over 1,000 non-market games. For the latest schedule of all NHL games available to stream on ESPN +, please visit

* Non-market games are subject to local restrictions.



With John Buccigross in Philadelphia, this week’s edition of Point will be hosted by Arda cal and will air on time on Thursday, January 6 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2. All episodes of Point are simultaneously broadcast live on ESPN + with reruns available on demand.

In the fold

New episodes of In the fold Stream exclusively on ESPN + every NHL game day, after the last game of the day. Arda cal will host the show on Tuesday and Thursday, with Ryan callahan adding Tuesday analysis with interviews, highlights and more of all the NHL game action of the day.


In the Crease – ESPN NHL Podcast with Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan

Hall of Fame Sports Host Linda cohn and national NHL journalist Emilie Kaplan continue to bring fans their insider perspectives, reporting, reaction and analysis on the latest headlines and under the radar stories both on and off the ice with new episodes every Monday and thursdays. How to listen and guide to episodes.

NHL on

Go to or the ESPN App for up-to-the-minute NHL news, information and analysis, including premium editorial content from ESPN NHL Senior Editor Greg Wyshynski, exclusively for ESPN + subscribers.

Fans can sign up for ESPN + anytime on,, or the ESPN app.

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