Live stream NHL games online

Updated: July 19, 2022

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Live stream NHL games online

Although the Stanley Cup Finals and the 2022 NHL Draft are over, the world champion Colorado Avalanche can’t get comfortable yet. The NHL offseason is officially underway, and the league’s 30 teams will have to deal with everything from free agency to training camp in the coming months.

Whether you’re looking to stream NHL games, find the best way to watch on ESPN+, or test cord-cutting services that include NHL action with a VPN, you’ve come to the right place.

On this page, you can find information on how to watch the league you love, plus who looks like a good bet to win the Stanley Cup.

Stream NHL games live on CBC

Price: Free

CBC is one of the official NHL broadcasters in Canada. Be sure to check CBC’s hockey schedule to know when to tune in. Signing up is painless.

To watch NHL streams live on the CBC:

    1. Get ExpressVPN.
    2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
    3. Go to CBC Gem and sign up. (You may need to enter a valid Canadian postal code, e.g., R3T 4A7, V1M 1Y8.)
    4. You’re all set!

How to stream NHL games on ESPN+ with a VPN

ESPN+ is your go-to source for watching the NHL, no matter where you are, on any device. That’s because it’s the most comprehensive option available, offering each and every NHL game at a reasonable price—as well as a number of other live sports.

Price: 7 USD/month or 70 USD/season

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location.
  3. Visit ESPN+ and sign up.
  4. Stream without any blackouts!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Stream NHL games using services with free trials

There are a number of streaming services, such as Sling TV and YouTube TV, that will help you get your hockey fix as they include NHL broadcasters like ESPN and ABC (which will broadcast some Finals games). While they are on the pricier end, the upside is that they offer free trials. This helps you safely and securely test the service risk-free to see if it works for you. Just follow these steps and select your preferred cord-cutting service:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Sling TV Orange (35 USD/month) or YouTube TV (65 USD/month) and use a free trial.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Sling TV

Price: 35 USD/month and up

Sling TV is the cheapest and best option for catching NHL games live. You may need a U.S. credit card or PayPal to subscribe. A three-day free trial is available through its app.

YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

YouTube TV includes all the channels you need to watch the NHL. A five-day free trial is available.

Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

Hulu + Live TV

Price: 70 USD/month

Hulu does not offer a free trial, but its live TV package includes seven channels for secure NHL streams.

What is the NHL Draft order?

Much like the NFL Draft, the 2022 NHL Draft featured seven rounds. Here’s how the first round went.

PickTeamPlayer
No. 1Montreal CanadiensJuraj Slafkovský, RW, Slovakia
No. 2New Jersey DevilsSimon Nemec, D, Nitra
No. 3Arizona CoyotesLogan Cooley, C, USA U18
No. 4Seattle KrakenShane Wright, C, Kingston Frontenacs
No. 5Philadelphia FlyersCutter Gauthier, LW, USA U18
No. 6Columbus Blue Jackets (via Chicago Blackhawks)David Jiříček, D, Plzen
No. 7Ottawa SenatorsKevin Korchinski, D, Seattle Thunderbirds
No. 8Detroit Red WingsMarco Kasper, C, Rögle
No. 9Buffalo SabresMatthew Savoie, C, Winnipeg Ice
No. 10Anaheim DucksPavel Mintyukov, D, Saginaw Spirit
No. 11San Jose SharksConor Geekie, C, Winnipeg Ice
No. 12Columbus Blue JacketsDenton Mateychuk, D, Moose Jaw Warriors
No. 13New York IslandersFrank Nazar, C, USA U18
No. 14Winnipeg JetsRutger McGroarty, C, USA U18
No. 15Vancouver CanucksJonathan Lekkerimäki, RW, Djurgårdens IF 20
No. 16Buffalo Sabres (via Las Vegas Golden Knights)Noah Östlund, C, Djurgårdens IF J20
No. 17Nashville PredatorsJoakim Kemell, RW, JYP
No. 18Dallas StarsLian Bichsel, D, Leksands IF
No. 19Los Angeles KingsLiam Öhgren, LW, Djurgårdens IF J20
No. 20Washington CapitalsIvan Miroshnichenko, C, Omsk Krylia
No. 21Pittsburgh PenguinsOwen Pickering, D, Swift Current Broncos
No. 22Anaheim Ducks (via Boston Bruins)Nathan Gaucher, C, Quebec Remparts
No. 23St. Louis BluesJimmy Snuggerud, RW, USA U18
No. 24Minnesota WildDanila Yurov, RW, Magnitogorsk
No. 25Toronto Maple LeafsSam Rinzel, D, Chaska High
No. 26Montreal Canadiens (via Calgary Flames)Filip Mešár, RW, Poprad
No. 27Arizona Coyotes (via Carolina Hurricanes)Filip Bysetdt, C, Linköping HC J20
No. 28Buffalo Sabres (via Florida Panthers)Jiri Kulich, C, HC Energie Karlovy Vary
No. 29Edmonton OilersMaveric Lamoureaux, D, Drummondville Voltigeurs
No. 30Winnipeg Jets (via New York Rangers)Brad Lambert, LW, Pelicans
No. 31Tampa Bay LightningIsaac Howard, LW, USA U18
No. 32Arizona Coyotes (via Colorado Avalanche)Reid Schaefer, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds

ESPN has the entire seven-round draft order.

Key dates for the 2021-2022 NHL season

EventDate(s)
Opening NightOctober 12, 2021
Winter ClassicJanuary 1, 2022
NHL All-Star GameFebruary 4-5, 2022
Olympic BreakFebruary 7-22, 2022
End of Regular SeasonApril 29, 2022
Stanley Cup PlayoffsMay 2 – June 28, 2022
NHL DraftJuly 7-8, 2022

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