On Wednesday, New York Islanders fans found out when and where they'll be watching (and streaming) games this season as the NHL, ESPN, and Turner Sports announced the league's national TV schedule.
The Islanders have 11 national games in total, six of which you'll need to stream as exclusive ESPN+/Hulu broadcasts. Two games will be exclusively on ESPN and another three on TNT. The remaining 71 games will be on MSG Networks.
The NHL also announced five start time changes to the Islanders' schedule:
- Tuesday, Nov. 1, Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks - 7:30 PM
- Saturday, Nov. 5, Islanders at Detroit Red Wings - 1 PM
- Friday, Nov. 25, Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets - 8 PM
- Tuesday, Nov. 29, Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers - 7:30 PM
- Saturday, Mar. 25, Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres – 5 PM
The first nationally televised game could include a milestone.
The October 26th game against the New York Rangers at UBS Arena is slated to be on TNT. It's the Islander's seventh game of the season, and Josh Bailey is currently seven games away from 1,000 career NHL games, all in an Islanders sweater.
VIA ESPN: The season begins in North America on Tuesday, October 11, in an ESPN doubleheader showcasing a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Final with the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Vegas Golden Knights at Crypto.com Arena.
VIA TNT: NHL on TNT coverage with a 62-game regular season schedule is highlighted by the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions Colorado Avalanche raising their championship banner during a marquee opening week doubleheader on Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic on Monday, Jan. 2, regular live game coverage on Wednesday nights and additional live Sunday afternoon games in Spring 2023.