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Disney, Turner Sports announce 2022-23 NHL schedule

The 2022-23 NHL national television schedule for the Walt Disney Company and Turner Sports was announced Wednesday.

The Walt Disney Co. will televise 103 games across ESPN, ESPN+, HULU and ABC, and much more than 1,050 out-of-market games on ESPN+.

ESPN will televise a season-opening doubleheader Oct. 11, once the NY Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (7: 30 p.m. ET) prior to the Vegas Golden Knights go to the LA Kings at Arena (10 p.m. ET).

Other highlights are the NJ Devils at the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 13 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, HULU) in John Tortorella’s debut as Flyers coach, Johnny Gaudreau‘s go back to Calgary once the Columbus Blue Jackets go to the Flames on Jan. 23 (9: 30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, HULU), and a Stanley Cup rematch once the Lightning host the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 9 (7 p.m. ET; ESPN).

ESPN will televise the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings on Feb 3 and the Honda NHL All-Star Game from FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, the next day. It will televise the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series between your Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NEW YORK, on Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET).

ABC will televise games from February following a All-Star Game, including doubleheaders Feb. 11, March 4 and March 11, and a tripleheader April 8.

ESPN, the NHL and The Walt Disney Co. decided to a seven-year television, streaming and media rights deal March 10, 2021, which includes exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final on ABC in four of its seven years having the ability to simulcast on ESPN+ and extra ESPN networks.

TNT begins its schedule with a doubleheader Oct. 12 featuring the Boston Bruins at the Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET) and the Chicago Blackhawks at the Avalanche (9: 30 p.m. ET), the initial of exclusive coverage of 27 Wednesday nights through the entire season, which include 23 doubleheaders. TNT may also televise a month of Sunday afternoon games in March and April.

TNT may also televise the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 (2 p.m. ET) between your Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins at Fenway Park in Boston, and can host every game of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final.

Turner Sports and the NHL announced a seven-year media rights agreement April 27, 2021, that may have regular-season and postseason games televised on TNT and TBS running right through 2027-28. It’ll televise all Stanley Cup Final games this year, in 2025 and 2027, one conference final series each season, and 1 / 2 of the initial two rounds of the playoffs.

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