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How to Watch Live NHL Hockey Games Without Cable in 2023

Updated on Jason Gurwin

Best Way to Watch Every NHL Team without Cable

We picked the best live TV streaming services for every NHL team so you won’t miss a single game. Since the best sports streaming service differs by team, don’t subscribe to one until you check your favorite team’s schedule.

Best Ways to Stream NHL Games Online

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


  • ESPN & TNT
  • Bally Sports RSNs / Fox Sports RSNs
  • AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
  • Altitude
  • NHL Network (+$10)
  • Previously AT&T TV


  • ESPN (No TNT)
  • Bally Sports RSNs
  • NBC Sports RSNs
  • MSG
  • MSG Buffalo
  • AT&T SportsNet Southwest
  • AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
  • ROOT Sports Northwest
  • Altitude
  • 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.

DTV STREAM Fubo Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial GET $10 OFF Sign Up
$74.99 $85.98 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $72.99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ $99.99 - - -

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.

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.


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, and Sling TV.

The only streaming cable alternatives to watch games on Bally Sports RSNs is with DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV. To sign-up, you will need the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice Plan”, which is $99.99 without a contract or RSN Fee.

fuboTV carries Bally Sports RSNs in their base plan, which is $74.99/mo., but you will also be charged a $12-14 RSN Fee, meaning you will pay at least $85.98.

You can also watch games on Bally Sports RSNs with a Bally Sports+, which is $19.99 a month, or $189.99 per year, after a 7-Day Free Trial. Unlike DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV though, you will need another service to get nationally televised NHL games on ESPN and TNT.

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

If you want to stream games on MSG (Rangers/Sabres), MSG+ (Islanders/Devils), NESN (Bruins), Altitude (Avalanche), AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (Penguins), AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Golden Knights), ROOT Sports Northwest (Kraken), they are available on DIRECTV STREAM ($99.99) and fuboTV ($85.98), which is available with a 7-Day Free Trial.

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.

Overflow Channels

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

How to Stream Canadian NHL Teams in the U.S. and Canada

For those currently living in the U.S. that want to stream Canadian teams, your best option is to sign-up for ESPN+, which will offer all out-of-market games for those teams.

To stream Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets games in Canada, you could consider Sportsnet NOW or TSN Direct for in-market streaming

How to Stream NHL Games on Fox Sports RSNs

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

They also shut 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

Unlike past seasons, NHL games will no longer air on NBCSN or NBC. Nationally televised games that don’t air on your team’s RSN will now be available on ESPN+, Hulu, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, ABC. Most services include these channels as part of their entry level package.

Turner will air 72 regular-season games on TNT and TBS, while ESPN will air 100 nationally televised games per year. 75 of those will air exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu, while the rest will be on ESPN/ABC.

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.

During the NHL Playoffs, ESPN and TNT/TBS will split the first three rounds, each airing one Conference Final. In 2023, the Stanley Cup Final will air on TNT.

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.

DTV STREAM Fubo Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial GET $10 OFF Sign Up
$74.99 $85.98 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $72.99
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
ABC - -
TNT - -
TBS - -
NHL Network ≥ $109.99 ^ $11 - - ^ $11 ^ $11 -

Out-of-Market Broadcasts

United States

If you live away from your favorite team, you can still catch nearly every game. NHL.TV has been rebranded to NHL Power Play and has shifted over to ESPN+, meaning that you will save over ~$50 compared to past seasons.

While in the past the NHL offered NHL.TV for $145 to watch every team ($25 a month), with ESPN+, you will be able to stream every out-of-market game for just $9.99 / month, or $99.99 / year ($8.33 / month).


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.

2022-2023 NHL TV Schedule



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