Tuesday, April 5: Hurricanes at Sabres and Wild at Predators on ESPN+/Hulu
Thursday, April 7: Penguins at Rangers and Sabres at Hurricanes on ESPN+/Hulu
Saturday, April 9: Capitals at Penguins on ABC/ESPN+ with “Ice Cast” alternate presentation on ESPN+
41 out-of-market games streaming exclusively on ESPN+ this week
Also presented in Spanish on ESPN+: Wild at Predators on Tuesday and Capitals at Penguins on Saturday
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The National Hockey League (NHL) rush to the playoffs continues this week on ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu with five exclusive games: Tuesday and Thursday ESPN+ Hockey Night plus ABC Hockey Saturday join 41 out-of-market games streaming live on ESPN+ this week.
NHL en Español
Tuesday’s Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators game at 8 p.m. ET and Saturday’s Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins game at 3 p.m. ET will be presented in Spanish on ESPN+. Kenneth Garay will call play-by-play and Carlos Rossell will serve as analyst.
NHL Out of Market games on ESPN+
ESPN+ will stream 41 out-of-market games this week. On Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, the Vegas Golden Knights (39-28-4) welcome the Vancouver Canucks (32-28-10) as they desperately hold onto the second Wild Card position in a tight Western Conference race, and hope to add to its current five-game win streak.
Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. ET a Pacific Division showdown between the Edmonton Oilers (40-25-5) and all-star scoring duo Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaital – the first and only two players this season to reach the 100-point mark – and the Los Angeles Kings (38-24-10), who are only separated by one point in a battle for the top of the division.
A tight Central Division race between second-place Minnesota Wild (43-20-5) and third-place St. Louis Blues (39-20-10) faceoff at the Enterprise Center on Friday night 8 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, the Eastern Conference leading Florida Panthers (48-15-6) visit the Nashville Predators (39-25-4) at 8 p.m. ET. The Panthers have officially punched their ticket to the playoffs, while the Predators cling to a narrow one-point lead over the Dallas Stars for a Wild Card spot. Then at 10 p.m. ET, the Western Conference leading Colorado Avalanche (49-14-6) journey up north of the border to face the Edmonton Oilers (40-25-5), currently sitting in the Pacific Division’s third place spot.
Sunday at 5 p.m. ET features an important Western Conference matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings at Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis as both teams play to hold onto their current playoff positions with the season winding down.
For the latest schedule of all NHL games available to stream on ESPN+, please visit ESPN.com/espnplus/schedule. Out-of-market games are subject to local blackouts.
The Point presented by Gillette
The Point presented by Gillette will air on Thursday, April 7, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2 – one hour later then the regularly scheduled time.
This week’s show will be hosted by Jeremy Schaap and include in-depth coverage heading into Thursday night’s Penguins-Rangers division showdown as they duel for second place, a through-the-years look at the Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry ahead of their ABC Hockey Saturday featured game, and a comprehensive preview of the 2022 Frozen Four. Hilary Knight and Rick DiPietro will be in studio offering insights and analysis.
All episodes of The Point are simulcast live on ESPN+ with replays available on-demand.
In The Crease
New episodes of In The Crease stream exclusively on ESPN+ each NHL game day, following the last game of the day, with in-depth analysis, interviews, highlights and more from all the day’s NHL game action.
In the Crease – The ESPN NHL Podcast with Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan
Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn and Kaplan continue to bring fans their insider perspectives, reporting, reactions and analysis to the latest breaking headlines and under the radar stories both on and off the ice with new episodes every Wednesday. How to listen and episode guide.
NHL on ESPN.com
Go to ESPN.com/NHL or the ESPN App for up-to-the-minute NHL news, information and analysis, including premium editorial content by ESPN senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski, exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers.
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NHL Power Rankings: Players under the most pressure for all 32 teams (Wednesday)
Guide to the NHL prospects playing in the Frozen Four (Wednesday)
Frozen Four predictions: How each team could win (Thursday)
Stanley Cup Final matchups we want to see (Thursday, ESPN+ Premium Article)
NHL Awards Watch: Breaking down the Harts, Norris, Calder, Vezina and more (Friday, ESPN+ Premium Article)
Inside Meredith Lang’s hockey journey (Friday)
Viewer’s guide to Capitals-Penguins on ABC/ESPN+ (Saturday)
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