NHL Regular Season TV & Online Options

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To watch or stream any NHL Hockey game during any regular season, use this complete viewing guide. Every current and upcoming hockey game is listed, including TV channels and streaming links, with available ticket info and individual team page links as well. Also, no spoilers to any of the games!

If you're looking for a more detailed breakdown, continue below. The rest of this entry is broken down into two sections for easy reference: TV Viewing Options and Online Streaming Options.

TV Viewing Options:

NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network, Local/Regional Sports Programming

NBC is the home for every nationally televised regular season NHL hockey game. So look no further than NBC or NBCSN (their sport's only channel) for all those games. Keep in mind that NBCSN is a cable/satellite only option. A digital antenna will get you NBC (and therefore some games), but a vast majority will air only on NBCSN.

NHL Network will also be air a handful of games on their network. The NHL Network is again a cable channel. So for NBCSN and NHL Network, check with your cable or satellite provider to see if you get those channels, or if you can add them, and how much extra it will cost you. (Will include online cable provider options that carry NHL Network below)

Satellite TV Providers (that include NHL Network):

DISH Network is one such satellite provider to include NHL Network with NBC and NBCSN, with their America's Top 200 or America's Top 250 cable packages. DirecTV also offers all 3 channels, with their Xtra, Ultimate or Premier cable packages.

That covers your nationally aired games. But you will still get a great amount of local games, airing on local digital or cable channels (if your market has a hockey team nearby that is). Check your local listings, and remember to save that channel when you find it. Most major TV markets will have at least one, sometimes even two different reliable options for you to watch your local team play. (This includes regional cable channels such as: Fox Sports Southwest, SportsNet, NESN, etc.)

For the complete and official lineup of games that air on all of these various channel options --

NHL Hockey TV Schedule (all networks for any current season)

Online Streaming Options:

NHL GameCenter Live, NBC Sports Live Extra, SlingTV, DirecTV Now

For the diehard fan, use NHL GameCenter Live. It's costly, but worth it. Will run you $139.99 for a year, but this will grant you access to every out-of-market game, as well as every NHL game will be available to watch a few hours after it concludes with their On Demand feature. It is important to note and underscore the out-of-market bit: you will NOT get some of your local team's games with this service, for black-out purposes.

NHL GameCenter Live also offers a monthly option for $24.99/month, or a discounted $109.99 one time charge to follow just one team in particular. Worth considering. This service can also be streamed through a variety of mobile devices and platforms; pretty much every popular streaming device is supported.

For all the games that air on NBC or NBCSN, you can stream live coverage through their mobile/online application NBC Sports Live Extra. Just sign in with your cable/satellite provider username and password, and get to watching.

If you don't have traditional cable, consider an internet cable provider instead:

SlingTV offers NHL Network as part of an add-on with any of their cable packages, which start at $25/month. Comes with a 7-day free trial. NBC and NBCSN are available with NHL Network combined for $35/month (Sling Blue + Sports Extra package).

DirecTV Now also offers NHL Network combined with NBC and NBCSN for $65/month, with their GO BIG package. It's more expensive because it comes with many more channels, 105+ channels vs Sling's 50+ package.

Well, that's every single option available to watch any and every single NHL Hockey game throughout the full season. Enjoy, and hope this helps!

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