Why ESPN+ matters this season for NHL fans
By Jim Kimble / May 11, 2021
ESPN+ is one of the cheapest ways to stream live NHL games on a Smart TV or Roku.
A subscription costs $5.99 per month. And you can watch one to two live NHL games per day, or up to 14 per week through the ESPN app.
So if you’re trying to figure out what NHL games are on today, and how to sign up for ESPN+, you’re in the right place. (An updated ESPN+ NHL schedule is below.)
ESPN+ is a decent alternative to a pricey cable TV subscription — no matter whether you are a Chicago Blackhawks or Boston Bruins fan.
With a shortened 2021 season due to the coronavirus, you may not be following your favorite team as closely. So it’s worth considering cheaper options.
If you have a Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV Stick or Roku, then you’re halfway through setting up your ESPN+ subscription.
Once you sign up for ESPN+ online, you can activate your subscription through the ESPN app and start watching from there.
Regional sports channels are generally the most important ones to have for the NHL season. And this year is no different. But if you want a regional FOX Sports network, you’ll notice that it has gotten more expensive than in years past.
What’s different this season?
The National Hockey League has a shortened season due to COVID-19. Each team will play 56 games. The season runs from January 13 to May 8.
The NHL has reworked the divisions to be North, West, Central and East because of health concerns and a desire to limit travel.
There will be an all Canadian division (North) for the first time ever. That is expected to set off some new rivalries.
Today’s NHL Schedule for ESPN+
|11-May||8:00 PM||Vancouver Canucks||Winnipeg Jets|
|12-May||9:00 PM||Vegas Golden Knights||San Jose Sharks|
|12-May||9:00 PM||Los Angeles Kings||Colorado Avalanche|
|13-May||9:00 PM||Vancouver Canucks||Calgary Flames|
|13-May||9:00 PM||Los Angeles Kings||Colorado Avalanche|
|15-May||3:30 PM||Vancouver Canucks||Edmonton Oilers|
|16-May||TBD||Calgary Flames||Vancouver Canucks|