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Quest for the Stanley Cup Comes to ESPN+

The NHL’s playoff docuseries returns to ESPN+ just in time for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs’ final stretch.

ESPN+ is expanding its NHL programming with a new season of Quest for the Stanley Cup premiering on Friday, May 27.

The behind-the-scenes series enters its seventh season—its fifth on ESPN+—focusing on the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. A special preview episode, “The Quest Begins,” will drop Friday, May 20, on ESPN+, NHL Network, and the NHL’s Facebook page. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

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Get in on this year’s NHL playoff action by visiting our How to Watch the NHL Playoffs guide, where we break down every playoff channel you’ll need for tuning in. We also provide TV plan recommendations and outline the start dates for each playoff round.

What is Quest for the Stanley Cup?

Produced by NHL Original Productions, Quest for the Stanley Cup provides an in-depth look at how NHL teams navigate the playoffs. Each episode takes you through the most thrilling in-game moments and highlights what goes on off the ice. Think of it as the hockey version of HBO’s Hard Knocks.

This season, the series will primarily focus on the eight remaining NHL playoff teams: the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Tampa Bay Lightning all survived the first round. But of course, only one team will be worthy enough to hoist the holy grail of hockey.

Actor Corey Stoll returns for his second season as series narrator. He follows in the footsteps of Bill Camp, who narrated the series’ first five seasons.

How to watch Quest for the Stanley Cup

The new season of Quest for the Stanley Cup is available to stream only on ESPN+ for US-based viewers.

ESPN+ costs only $9.99 a month and gives you access to one of the largest sports-specific streaming libraries. The streaming service is also home to over 1,000 out-of-market NHL games during the NHL regular season. While you won’t be able to stream any playoff games live on ESPN+, you can watch them on demand 24 hours after they conclude.

Quest for the Stanley Cup schedule

All seven episodes of Quest for the Stanley Cup will debut weekly on ESPN+ at 2:00 p.m. eastern.

Episode Release date Time (ET) Channel
The Quest Begins May 20, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 1 May 27, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 2 June 3, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 3 June 10, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 4 June 17, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 5 June 24, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 6 July 1, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+
Episode 7 July 8, 2022 2:00 p.m. ESPN+

In addition to new episodes, you can also stream the previous four seasons of Quest for the Stanley Cup on ESPN+.

Two more seasons of the series initially aired on SHOWTIME® as a part of the channel’s All Access programming. But those seasons are unavailable to stream on ESPN+ and SHOWTIME.

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