Is NHL Network free?
NHL Network, which carries live games (including simulcasts of local broadcasts), is included in most cable and satellite providers’ higher-priced plans, as well as some livestreaming services’ channel lineups. It’s not technically free, and you’ll usually have to pay more to get access to it.
How can I watch NHL games without cable?
If you don’t have cable or satellite service, you can watch NHL games for free on NBC, which will require only a digital antenna to pick up in most areas. The antenna isn’t free, but it is a one-time purchase that’ll cover several seasons.
Cord-cutters can watch NHL games on livestreaming TV services like fuboTV, AT&T TV NOW, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, or YouTube TV. There’s also the streaming NHL.TV subscription service.
What are local game blackouts?
When a local game is being carried by that market’s broadcast channel or a regional sports network, national cable and satellite sports channels are prohibited from also running it. Local blackouts prevent major sports channels from competing against smaller local broadcasters and regional sports networks.