NHL Preseason Hockey - Complete Streaming and TV Guide

Sat Sep 21, 2019 18:27:11PM
O'Byrne of the Bruins battling Captials' Ovechkin during 2008 preseason game.By: Marcusvfx

For all the info you will ever need to watch any preseason NHL game, whether it be on your television or through a streaming device, this guide has you covered. You will find the full NHL preseason schedule for every team, along with all the TV channels and cable providers carrying every game.

NHL Hockey Games - Watch on TV, Stream Online

For a more in-depth breakdown of all the options, continue below. This entry is broken down into: TV viewing options and streaming options, to make it easy.

TV Viewing Options for NHL Preseason Hockey

NHL Network

The NHL Network airs many preseason NHL games on their own channel, some live broadcast, others tape delay replays. Either way, it's a great channel to have to catch a ton of preseason action, especially non-local hockey action. Use this resource to see which cable providers and plans carry the NHL Network channel.


NBC airs a few NHL preseason games on their main channel, which you can watch on your local NBC station. But a majority of their games are broadcast on NBCSN. This resource will show all the cable providers and plans that carry NBCSN and NBC.

Local & Regional Channels

Most any cable package includes local programming, or if you have a digital tuner (antenna), then it's likely you will get at least some channels airing preseason NHL games at no cost. Cable providers usually include regional sports channels in most packages. If you don't get them you will have to purchase the regional sports package add-on from your provider. For a full schedule of which games on which local or regional TV channel - NHL Preseason TV Schedule.

Streaming Options for NHL Preseason Hockey


NHL offers a streaming service called NHL.TV that gives you live access to some preseason NHL games and all the NHL regular season games that air out-of-market. This is a great deal if you already have cable and are looking to watch as many NHL games as you can. But if you don't have cable and are just looking to watch local games, this service isn't for you.

Full season access to NHL.TV runs $144.99 as a one-time cost. Or $24.99/month. You can also sign up for just the streaming of one team for a season discounted rate of $115.99, but keep in mind this will only be games that aren't already airing in your local market.


ESPN+ is a standalone streaming service from ESPN that airs many NHL preseason games, as well as many other pro and college sports live games not covered on other major networks. The service runs $4.99/month and comes with a 7-day free trial. ESPN+ will also air NHL regular season games.

NBC & NBC Sports Live - Streaming Links/Apps

For NHL preseason games airing on NBC, you can live stream the game from their website or from their mobile app. You will need to login with your cable username and password to gain access. And for games airing on NBCSN, go to NBC Sports Live or watch from their app.

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