ESPN+ NHL In The Crease Highlight Capitals vs Islanders Ovechkin goal

NHL hockey has been a part of ESPN+ since it launched last April, and now they are putting a big skate forward on the service. They are increasing the number of games they cover, featuring more top teams in matchups and an exclusive post game NHL show nightly. You can watch all this extra NHL hockey streaming live on ESPN+.

The NHL has already been a big part of ESPN+ sports streaming service, with 9 games per week included to subscribers. For March, they are increasing that to 14 key games every week, with a focus on playoff-caliber teams. This "Battle for the Playoffs" will have every game feature at least one team that is in contention for the NHL postseason. Many of these games will have two playoff contenders going head to head! At the end of each night of hockey coverage, ESPN+ will also stream an exclusive post-game show called "In The Crease". Hosts Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose will be very familiar to longtime hockey and ESPN fans, and they will break down all the action from around the league that day.

Here are the matchups for the rest of the month, with 24 games over the next 14 days:

  • Tues., March 19, 8 p.m., Toronto Maple Leafs at Nashville Predators
  • Tues., March 19, 9 p.m., Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames
  • Thurs., March 21, 7 p.m., Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes
  • Thurs., March 21, 10 p.m., Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights
  • Sat., March 23, 3 p.m., Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche
  • Sat., March 23, 7 p.m., Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets
  • Sat., March 23, 9 p.m., Pittsburgh Penguins at Dallas Stars
  • Sat., March 23, 10 p.m., Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks
  • Sun., March 24, 7 p.m., Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes
  • Sun., March 24, 10 p.m., Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks
  • Mon., March 25, 7 p.m., Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers
  • Mon., March 25, 7:30 p.m., Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Tues., March 26, 7:30 p.m., Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens
  • Tues., March 26, 10 p.m., Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes
  • Thurs., March 28, 7 p.m., Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
  • Thurs., March 28, 8 p.m., New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets
  • Thurs., March 28, 10:30 p.m., Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks
  • Fri., March 29, 9 p.m., Arizona Coyotes at Colorado Avalanche
  • Fri., March 29, 10 p.m., Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights
  • Sat., March 30, 1 p.m., Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes
  • Sat., March 30, 8 p.m., Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators
  • Sat., March 30, 9 p.m., Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks
  • Sun., March 31, 5 p.m., Minnesota Wild at Arizona Coyotes
  • Sun., March 31, 8 p.m., Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks

ESPN+ has grown so much in its first year, adding more games and more sports at every turn. They recently passed 2 million subscribers, which is quite an achievement for the young service. With ESPN+ as a totally independent service from the ESPN channels, it has been popular with CordCutters who want to add sports to their streaming setup.

ESPN+ is easy to watch because it lives inside of the popular ESPN app. You can use your smartphone or tablet, or stream ESPN+ on your big screen TV. From smart TVs, streaming devices, and game consoles to AirPlay and Chromecast, ESPN+ gives you sports almost anywhere you could want them.

ESPN+ runs $5 a month, which is less than an NHL puck costs online. With so many NHL games this month, it's a steal for hockey fans, or sports fans who love tense matchups. This deal gets even better, as you get a seven day free trial when you sign up for the first time.

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