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The Best Way to Watch Live NHL Hockey Games Without Cable in 2021

Best Way to Watch Every NHL Team without Cable

We picked the best live TV streaming services for each American NHL team so you won’t miss a single game. Don’t subscribe to one until you check your favorite team’s schedule.

Stream NHL Games

We compared the Best NHL Streaming Services to pick the best one for you. The best option depends on where you live and what channel your favorite team plays on.

Our Picks

AT&T TV

  • NBC and NBCSN
  • Bally Sports RSNs / Fox Sports RSNs
  • AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
  • Altitude
  • NHL Network (+$10)

fuboTV

  • NBC and NBCSN
  • NBC Sports RSNs
  • MSG
  • MSG Buffalo
  • AT&T SportsNet Southwest
  • AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
  • NHL Network (+$8)

Local Market Broadcasts

Most National Hockey League (NHL) telecasts will air on your Regional Sports Network (RSN). If you follow your hometown team, more than 80% of their games will air on your local RSN.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
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$69.99 $64.99 $64.99 $25 $35 $35 $64.99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ $84.99 - - -

To watch your RSN online without cable, you will need a subscription to one of the major Live TV Streaming Services. Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream your local NHL games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.

You can stream every U.S.-based NHL teams locally on Live TV Streaming Services.

How to Stream NHL Games on Bally Sports RSNs

For teams that play on Bally Sports RSNs, your options are limited after they were dropped by YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, fuboTV and Sling TV.

Your only option to stream games on Bally Sports RSNs is with AT&T TV, which has replaced AT&T TV NOW for new customers. To sign-up, you will need the AT&T TV “Choice Plan”, which is $84.99 without a contract or RSN Fee.

How to Stream NHL Games on MSG, MSG+, NESN, AT&T SportsNet, and Altitude

If you want to stream games on MSG (Rangers/Sabres), MSG+ (Islanders/Devils), NESN (Bruins), AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (Penguins), your least expensive option is fuboTV ($64.99), which is available with a 7-Day Free Trial.

AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Golden Knights) and Altitude (Avalanche) are available to stream with the AT&T TV “Choice Plan” ($84.99).

How to Stream NHL Games on NBC Sports RSNs

To stream teams on NBC Sports RSNs like NBC Sports Bay Area (Sharks), NBC Sports Philadelphia (Flyers), NBC Sports Chicago (Blackhawks), and NBC Sports Washington (Capitals) you have many options.

All those channels are available on fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV.

Since every service doesn’t carries every RSN, the handy chart below shows which teams are available on each service. Click on the team name to see the full schedule and which games you’ll be able to watch with each provider.

Canadian Teams

None of the services currently offer streaming for Canadian teams:
Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets.

You may consider subscribing to Sportsnet NOW for in-market streaming.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Sign Up
$69.99 $64.99 $64.99 $25 $35 $35 $64.99
Anaheim Ducks
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Arizona Coyotes
Fox Sports Arizona
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Boston Bruins
NESN
≥ $84.99 - - - - -
Buffalo Sabres
MSG
≥ $84.99 - - - - -
Carolina Hurricanes
Bally Sports South
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Chicago Blackhawks
NBC Sports Chicago
≥ $84.99 - - -
Colorado Avalanche
Altitude
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Columbus Blue Jackets
Fox Sports Ohio
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Dallas Stars
Fox Sports Southwest
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Detroit Red Wings
Fox Sports Detroit
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Florida Panthers
Fox Sports Florida
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Los Angeles Kings
Fox Sports West
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Minnesota Wild
Fox Sports Wisconsin
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Nashville Predators
Fox Sports Tennessee
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
New Jersey Devils
MSG+
≥ $84.99 - - - - -
New York Islanders
MSG+
≥ $84.99 - - - - -
New York Rangers
MSG
≥ $84.99 - - - - -
Philadelphia Flyers
NBC Sports Philadelphia
- - - -
Pittsburgh Penguins
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
≥ $84.99 - - - - -
San Jose Sharks
NBC Sports California
≥ $84.99 - - -
St. Louis Blues
Fox Sports Midwest
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Tampa Bay Lightning
Fox Sports Sun
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Vegas Golden Knights
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Washington Capitals
NBC Sports Washington
≥ $84.99 - - -
Seattle Kraken
Root Sports Northwest
≥ $84.99 - - - - - -
Overflow Channels

Some games that appear on overflow channels may require you to watch on Fox Sports Go or NBCSports App.

If you’re looking for your Fox Sports RSN, it was recently rebranded to Bally Sports. Channels like Fox Sports Ohio are now Bally Sports Ohio, while Fox Sports Prime Ticket is Bally Sports SoCal.

They will be shutting down Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports Tennessee. Predators games will be on Bally Sports South, while Hurricanes games will be on Bally Sports Southeast.

New RSN Name Old RSN Name Team
Bally Sports Arizona Fox Sports Arizona Arizona Coyotes
Bally Sports Detroit Fox Sports Detroit Detroit Red Wings
Bally Sports Florida Fox Sports Florida Florida Panthers
Bally Sports Midwest Fox Sports Midwest St. Louis Blues
Bally Sports North Fox Sports North Minnesota Wild
Bally Sports Ohio Fox Sports Ohio Columbus Blue Jackets
Bally Sports SoCal Fox Sports Prime Ticket Anaheim Ducks
Bally Sports South Fox Sports Carolinas Carolina Hurricanes
Bally Sports Southwest Fox Sports Southwest Dallas Stars
Bally Sports Sun Fox Sports Sun Tampa Bay Lightning
Bally Sports South Fox Sports Tennessee Nashville Predators
Bally Sports West Fox Sports West Los Angeles Kings

Nationally Televised Broadcasts

Nationally televised games that don’t air on your team’s RSN may air on NBCSN or NBC. Most services include this channel as part of their entry level package.

Some of these games will air exclusively on these channels and won’t be available on your local RSN. You’ll also need these channels to watch the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL Network, which is available on fuboTV and Sling TV, broadcasts an additional ~100 non-exclusive games every year.

For the general hockey fan, this is a good option to see teams that play outside of your home market.

You won’t be able to watch your local team though, as games of teams in your local market will be blacked out if the game is also being broadcast on your local RSN.

AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Sign Up
$69.99 $64.99 $64.99 $25 $35 $35 $64.99
NBC Sports Network - -
NBC - -
NHL Network ≥ $94.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $11 -

Out-of-Market Broadcasts

United States

If you live away from your favorite team, you can still catch nearly every game. The NHL offers NHL.TV for $145 to watch every team ($25 a month) or $116 to watch a single team’s games.

You can usually save 35% with a Student or Military ID.

Learn more by visiting NHL.TV.

Canada

If you live in Canada, consider subscribing to Rogers NHL Live for out-of-market streaming. It is identical to NHL.TV, but for Canadian views.

Learn more by visiting Rogers NHL Live.

2020-2021 NHL Live Streaming Schedule

With the 2021 NHL schedule completely overhauled due to COVID-19, here is the up-to-date NHL streaming schedule for the shortened 56-game season.

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs
AT&T NOW fuboTV Hulu Sling TV YouTube
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$54.99 $64.99 $64.99 $35 $35 $64.99

Conference Final: Game 5

Vegas Golden Knights v. Montreal Canadiens
Tue, Jun 22 at 9:00 PM
NBC Sports Network -

Conference Final: Game 6

New York Islanders v. Tampa Bay Lightning
Wed, Jun 23 at 8:00 PM
NBC Sports Network -

Conference Final: Game 6

Montreal Canadiens v. Vegas Golden Knights
Thu, Jun 24 at 8:00 PM
USA Network -

Conference Final: Game 7

Tampa Bay Lightning v. New York Islanders
Fri, Jun 25 at 8:00 PM
NBC Sports Network -

Conference Final: Game 7

Vegas Golden Knights v. Montreal Canadiens
Sat, Jun 26 at 8:00 PM
NBC Sports Network -

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