Exclusive on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and Hulu this week: The rush to the playoffs continues with seven National Hockey League games

  • 44 games out of the market on ESPN+ this week, including divisional captain Colorado Avalanche, Conor McDavid and Edmonton Oilers
  • Alternative ‘Ice Cast’ show on ESPN+: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins
  • Also presented in Spanish: Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning on ESPN Deportes

The NHL’s rush to the playoffs continues this week on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and Hulu with seven exclusive games Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, along with 44 out-of-market games broadcast live on ESPN+ this week.

Date time (Eastern time) Network Game ESPN’s talent
April 19

8 pm ESPN + / Hulu Boston Bruins against. St. Louis Blues

Bruins (45-23-5), fourth in the Atlantic Division, visits the St. Louis Blues (43-20-10), second in the Central Division, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

Play by playing: Roxy Bernstein

analyst: Dominic More

Reporting: Callie Chelios

In the studio: John Boxegros With Ryan Callahan

10 pm ESPN Los Angeles Kings against. Anaheim Dax

The Los Angeles Kings (39-27-10) are clinging to the last court in the Pacific Division and township rival Anaheim Ducks would love to derail the Kings’ post-season play plans with a Tuesday night win. At the Honda Center.

Play by playing: Steve Levi

analyst: Barry Melrose

Reporting: Linda Cohen

In the studio: John Boxegros With Ryan Callahan

ESPN Deportes Kings vs. ducks (Spanish)
Thursday April 21 7 pm ESPN + / Hulu Detroit Red Wings against. Florida Panthers
The Detroit Red Wings (29-33-13) travel to the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise to take on the Atlantic Division’s leading Florida Panthers (52-15-6).
Play by playing: Roxy Bernstein

analyst: Kevin Weekes

In the studio: Steve Levi With Mark Messier And Chris Chelios

8 pm ESPN Toronto Maple Leafs against. Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlantic Division No. 2 The Maple Leafs (47-20-6) travel to the Amalie Arena in Tampa to compete with the #3 Tampa Bay Lightning (44-21-8) in the first-round series preview as they are six points apart.
Play by playing: Bob Wischusen

analyst: Brian Boucher

Reporting: Leah Hextal

In the studio: Steve Levi With Mark Messier And Chris Chelios

8 pm ESPN Deportes Maple Leafs vs. Lightning (Spanish) Play by playing: Kenny Garay

analyst: Carlos Russell
Saturday 23 April 15:00 ABC / ESPN + New York Rangers against. Boston Bruins:

Original Six Rivals New York Rangers (48-21-6), second place in the Metropolitan Division classification, head north to TD Garden in Boston to face the Bruins (45-23-5).

Play by playing: Sean McDonough

Analysts: Ray Ferraro

Reporting: Emily Kaplan

In the studio: Steve Levi With Mark Messier And Chris Chelios

ESPN + Ice Cast: Rangers vs Bruins
A special alternate view of the game lets fans watch how the plays unfold from over the ice, exclusively on ESPN+.
Play by playing: Sean McDonough

Analysts: Ray Ferraro

Reporting: Emily Kaplan

ESPN + Rangers vs Bruins (Spanish)
Sunday 24 April 7 pm ESPN + / Hulu Tampa Bay Lightning against. Florida Panthers
The Atlantic Panthers (52-15-6) host their in-state rival, Lightning (44-21-8) at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise.
Play by playing: John Boxegros

Analysts: Ryan Callahan

Sunday 24 April 7 pm ESPN + / Hulu Toronto Maple Leafs against. Washington Capitals
The Toronto Maple Leafs (47-20-6) finished second in the Atlantic Division with 100 points travel to Capital One Arena in Washington, DC to face the Washington Capitals (41-22-10) in fourth place in the DC Division with 92 points.
Play by playing: Bob Wischusen

Analysts: Brian Boucher

Reporting: Emily Kaplan

Pending assignments may be subject to change.

NHL Out of Market games on ESPN +

ESPN+ will air 44 out-of-market games this week, including a match between the division’s central captain Colorado Avalanche (112 points) and NHL points leader Conor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers (26-42-6) Friday at 9 pm ET.

For the latest schedule of all NHL games available to stream on ESPN+, please visit ESPN.com/espnplus/schedule. Games outside the market are subject to local power outages.

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

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Point made by Gillette

This week’s episode of the point It will be hosted by Jeremy Chabe with analysts Mark Messier, Chris Chiles and Hilary Knight, and will air on Thursday, April 21 at 3 PM ET on ESPN2. Guests Brian Boucher and Leah Hextall will preview the showdown between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning from Tampa. Fans can also expect special segments in Toronto Auston MatthewsTampa Stephen Stamkos Boston Charlie McAvoy, plus a feature on Maple Leaf’s Mitch Marner and an in-depth analysis of Rangers’ competition against the Bruins. all episodes the point Broadcast simultaneously on ESPN+ with on-demand replay available.

in the crease

New episodes of in the crease Stream exclusively on ESPN+ every NHL game day, after the last game of the day, with in-depth analysis, interviews, highlights and more NHL game action all day long.


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

Hall of Fame athlete Linda Cohen And Emily Kaplan Continuing to bring their insider opinions, reports, reactions and analysis to the latest breaking news, and under the radar 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 the latest NHL news, information and analysis, including premium editorial content from the NHL’s top ESPN writer Greg and Shinskyexclusively for ESPN+ subscribers.

in ESPN NHL Playoff Watch It is published seven days a week, with expanded rankings and projections for the playoffs and the race for the #1 selection.

Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ at any time in ESPN.comAnd ESPNPlus.com or on the ESPN app.

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