NHL Network Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT IS THE NHL NETWORK?

The NHL Network is the first 24-hour network dedicated to the National Hockey League with unprecedented access to the most comprehensive hockey coverage both on and off the ice. In addition to live NHL games, NHL Network broadcasts live college hockey and the Memorial Cup. The network also airs post-game press conferences, special event programming on-location from NHL events such as NHL Winter Classic™, NHL All-Star weekend, NHL Entry Draft and the Stanley Cup™ Final and its signature daily live highlight show – NHL on the Fly – which airs nightly throughout the hockey season.


DOES THE NHL NETWORK CARRY LIVE NHL GAMES?

Yes. The NHL Network will carry up to 75 live games – all in HD. These games are subject to local blackout. Click here for this season’s schedule.


WHY ARE THERE BLACKOUTS?

Blackout restrictions exist to protect the local television telecasters of each NHL game in the local markets of the teams. Blackouts are not based on arena sell-outs. Keep in mind that blackout policies and restrictions are different for every sports package that your system may carry.