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Pittsburgh Penguins-Tampa Bay Lightning, Seattle Kraken-Vegas Golden Knights to usher in new NHL on ESPN slate


ESPN will open its first season of a new NHL TV contract with an Oct. 12 doubleheader, including the first-ever game for the new Seattle Kraken.

The season opens with Pittsburgh visiting defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay at 7:30, followed by the Kraken at the Vegas Golden Knights at 10 p.m.

The Kraken will play their first home game Oct. 23 against Vancouver on ESPN+ and Hulu.

ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC will feature 103 exclusive broadcasts during the regular season. More than 1,000 out-of-market gams will be on ESPN+.

ABC coverage will include Saturday games beginning in February. ESPN+ will feature at least one exclusive Tuesday night game every week from Oct. 19-Dec.28. ESPN+ and Hulu will also have a Friday night game until January, and a Thursday night game for the rest of the season.

ESPN+ and Hulu will stream their first game Oct. 15 when Minnesota visits Anaheim at 10 p.m. ET.

It’s the first NHL games on ESPN since 2004.

Source link: https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/32220711/pittsburgh-penguins-tampa-bay-lightning-seattle-kraken-vegas-golden-knights-usher-new-nhl-espn-slate
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