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How to Watch ‘State of Hockey’ 2022 NHL Season Preview on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Mobile

David Satin

The NHL season is almost here, and ESPN+ wants to make sure you go into this season fully prepared. Starting on Oct. 4, the sports streaming platform is hosting a brand new series that will give fans the inside scoop on their favorite team. The series is called “State of Hockey,” and will preview both conferences, examine major storylines from across the NHL for the new season, and spotlight some of the top plays on the ice from 2021. You can watch all five episodes of “State of Hockey” exclusively with a Subscription to ESPN+.

How to Watch ‘State of Hockey’

About ‘State of Hockey’

“State of Hockey” is a new ESPN+ exclusive designed to give fans all the ins and outs of the NHL before the new season begins this Friday. The series goes in-depth on every team in the league, and all five episodes are available to stream now. The episodes include:

  • Eastern Conference Preview, which looks at major offseason developments in the conference, including Johnny Gaudreau’s move to Columbus, how the Maple Leafs can take the next step, and more.

  • Western Conference Preview, which examines the biggest moves in the West during the offseason, like changes in Calgary, the toughest competition for the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, and more.

  • State of Hockey: Storylines, which will recap the offseason and go in depth on a select group of teams chosen by the hosts as especially intriguing headed into 2022.

  • Plays of the Year, which features host Arda Öcal getting hockey fans pumped for the upcoming regular season with the top scores, saves, milestones, and the best feel-good moments in the NHL’s 2021 season.

  • The Point: Special Edition, also hosted by Öcal, features one-on-one interviews with the NHL’s top stars, including Cale Makar, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Auston Matthews, Trevor Zegras, and Matthew Tkachuk who talk about the success they’ve found in their careers, open up about their private lives and discuss their goals in 2022.

Can You Stream ‘State of Hockey’ For Free?

No, not at present. “State of Hockey” is an ESPN+ exclusive, and ESPN+ does not currently offer a free trial to new or existing customers.

What Devices Can You Use to Stream ‘State of Hockey’ on ESPN+?

ESPN+ is available to stream on most devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.

  • ESPN+

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    ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

    What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN AND ESPN2.

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