The 2021-22 NHL nationwide tv schedule for The Walt Disney Co. and Turner Sports activities was introduced Thursday.
The Walt Disney Co. will televise 103 video games throughout ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC, with 75 video games solely on ESPN+ and Hulu, 28 solely on ESPN and ABC and 1,000 out-of-market video games out there on ESPN+. It will embrace video games on Tuesday and Thursday all through the common season and unique video games on ESPN+ and Hulu each Friday till January, then each Thursday for the rest of the season.
ESPN will televise a season-opening doubleheader Oct. 12. The Pittsburgh Penguins go to the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m. ET) earlier than the growth Seattle Kraken play on the Vegas Golden Knights (10 p.m. ET).
Different highlights embrace the Kraken enjoying their first house sport towards the Vancouver Canucks at Local weather Pledge Area on Oct. 23 (10 p.m. ET), and the Penguins visiting the Washington Capitals on Dec. 10 (7 p.m. ET).
ESPN will televise the 2022 NHL All-Star Expertise Competitors on Feb. 4 with the All-Star Recreation from Las Vegas on ABC the next day. ABC will televise 10 Saturday video games starting in February and the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 26 (1 p.m. ET).
ESPN, the NHL and The Walt Disney Co. agreed to a seven-year tv, streaming and media rights deal March 10 that features unique protection of the Stanley Cup Closing on ABC in 4 of its seven years with the power to simulcast on ESPN+ and extra ESPN networks.
ESPN beforehand introduced its studio and broadcast lineup which incorporates analysts Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, Kevin Weekes and John Tortorella, amongst others. Sean McDonough, Steve Levy, Leah Hextall, John Buccigross and Bob Wischusen can be play-by-play broadcasters.
Turner Sports activities and the NHL introduced a seven-year media rights settlement April 27 that can have regular-season and postseason video games televised on TNT and TBS beginning this season and operating by means of 2027-28. Turner Sports activities will televise all Stanley Cup Closing video games in 2023, 2025 and 2027, one convention last collection every season, and half of the primary two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, plus 72 regular-season video games per season together with the NHL Winter Traditional in every of the seven seasons of the deal.
TNT begins its schedule with a doubleheader Oct. 13 that includes the New York Rangers on the Capitals (7:30 p.m. ET) and the Blackhawks on the Colorado Avalanche (10 p.m. ET), the primary of unique protection on 25 Wednesday nights all through the season, which incorporates 15 doubleheaders. TNT can even televise seven weeks of Sunday afternoon video games in March and April.
Among the many 50 video games to be televised by TNT embrace three out of doors video games: the 2022 Uncover NHL Winter Traditional between the Blues and Minnesota Wild at Goal Area in Minneapolis, house of the Minnesota Twins of Main League Baseball, on Jan. 1 (time TBD); the 2022 Navy Federal Credit score Union NHL Stadium Collection between the Lightning and Nashville Predators at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, house of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL, on Feb. 26 (7:30 p.m. ET); and the 2022 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Traditional between the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs at Tim Horton’s Area in Hamilton, Ontario on March 13 (3 p.m. ET).
Different highlights of the TNT schedule embrace the Blackhawks on the Kraken on Nov. 17 (10 p.m., ET); the Penguins on the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 1 (10 p.m. ET); the Boston Bruins on the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 12 (7 p.m. ET) and the Maple Leafs on the Rangers on Jan. 19 (7:30 p.m.).
Turner Sports activities on Tuesday introduced its studio and broadcast groups, which embrace Wayne Gretzky, Anson Carter and Rick Tocchet as studio analysts, Keith Jones as an ice-level analyst and Kenny Albert and Eddie Olczyk because the lead broadcast group.