ESPN is gearing up for the launch of the National Hockey League’s 2019-20 season.
The league’s season opens Thursday, and the network’s digital outlet ESPN+ will carry a total of 51 games throughout the season’s first month, starting with an opening day double header.
The Rangers will host the Jets at 7 p.m. to open the night’s coverage. The Coyotes will visit the Ducks at 10 p.m., rounding out ESPN+’s opening night coverage.
Each night after through the weekend will also feature a double header schedule while only a handful of the network’s opening month broadcasts will be single-game telecasts. The network’s full schedule for October is noted below.
NHL on ESPN+ Schedule
|Thu, Oct 3||7 p.m.||Winnipeg Jets at New York Rangers|
|10 p.m.||Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks|
|Fri, Oct 4||7 p.m.||Washington Capitals at New York Islanders|
|10:30 p.m.||Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks|
|Sat, Oct 5||7 p.m.||Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins|
|9 p.m.||Boston Bruins at Arizona Coyotes|
|Sun, Oct 6||5 p.m.||Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes|
|7 p.m.||Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings|
|Mon, Oct 7||7 p.m.||Buffalo Sabres at Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Tues, Oct 8||7 p.m.||Dallas Stars at Washington Capitals|
|10 p.m.||Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights|
|Thu, Oct 10||7 p.m.||Edmonton Oilers at New Jersey Devils|
|8:30 p.m.||San Jose Sharks at Chicago Blackhawks|
|Fri, Oct 11||7 p.m.||Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres|
|7:30 p.m.||New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes|
|Sat, Oct 12||7 p.m.||New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins|
|8 p.m.||Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild|
|Sun, Oct 13||10 p.m.||Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings|
|10 p.m.||Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks|
|Mon, Oct 14||1 p.m.||St. Louis Blues at New York Islanders|
|5 p.m.||Colorado Avalanche at Washington Capitals|
|Tue, Oct 15||9 p.m.||Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary Flames|
|10 p.m.||Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights|
|Wed, Oct 16||10 p.m.||Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks|
|10:30 p.m.||Carolina Hurricanes at San Jose Sharks|
|Thu, Oct 17||7 p.m.||Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins|
|10 p.m.||Ottawa Senators at Vegas Golden Knights|
|Fri, Oct 18||7 p.m.||Dallas Stars at Pittsburgh Penguins|
|8:30 p.m.||Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks|
|Sat, Oct 19||7 p.m.||Dallas Stars at Philadelphia Flyers|
|10 p.m.||Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings|
|Sun, Oct 20||5 p.m.||Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild|
|7 p.m.||Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets|
|Mon, Oct 21||7 p.m.||Columbus Blue Jackets at Toronto Maple Leafs|
|8 p.m.||Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues|
|Tue, Oct 22||7 p.m.||Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins|
|7 p.m.||Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers|
|Thu, Oct 24||7 p.m.||Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers|
|8:30 p.m.||Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks|
|Fri, Oct 25||6 p.m.||Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights|
|10 p.m.||Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks|
|Sat, Oct 26||7 p.m.||Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning|
|8 p.m.||Pittsburgh Penguins at Dallas Stars|
|Sun, Oct 27||5 p.m.||St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings|
|7 p.m.||San Jose Sharks at Ottawa Senators|
|Mon, Oct 28||10 p.m.||Florida Panthers at Vancouver Canucks|
|Tue, Oct 29||7 p.m.||Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins|
|10 p.m.||Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks|
|Wed, Oct 30||10 p.m.||Florida Panthers at Colorado Avalanche|
|10:30 p.m.||Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings|
|Thu, Oct 31||10 p.m.||Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights|
*Local market blackout restrictions apply to ESPN+ out-of-market games
Every team in the league will appear at least twice throughout the month. The Las Vegas Golden Knights will make seven appearances overall and the Penguins, six.
Along with the season’s opening month schedule, ESPN+’s In The Crease will also make its return Thursday. Linda Cohn will anchor the broadcast. SportsCenter anchors John Buccigross and Nabil Karim will also serve as anchors for broadcasts throughout the season. espn.com NHL writers Emily Kaplan, Greg Wyshynski and Chris Peters will provide analysis throughout the month during the program’s broadcasts.
A new episode of In The Crease will air at 10 a.m. on ESPN+ following the previous night’s games throughout the month.
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