One of the biggest opening nights in Chicago Blackhawks history will see phenom number one draft pick Connor Bedard make his NHL debut. He’ll be on the road at the Pittsburgh Penguins facing Sidney Crosby when their game starts at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.
You can watch the Blackhawks and Penguins game on the ESPN cable channel as well as stream it on the ESPN+ streaming service and app. Here’s a bevy of streaming options along with ESPN+ so you won’t miss Bedard’s first game despite not having cable TV.
Watch Blackhawks vs Penguins with ESPN+
With an ESPN Plus account you can not only watch the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks game, but live stream countless other NHL games throughout the new season. Plus there are tons of other college and professional sports and original series, including every 30-for-30 documentary, ready to stream.
The cost of ESPN+ is currently only $9.99 a month or $99.99 for an entire year, so it remains one of the cheapest standalone streaming services available.
ESPN+ Disney+ Hulu Bundle
A $12.99 a month bundle option including ESPN+ and the ad-supported versions of Hulu and Disney+ is another option to consider. This bundle deal is a fantastic bargain that is already being enjoyed by millions of subscribers for only $3 more per month over ESPN+ by itself.
If you already have a Hulu account then you will receive a bill credit for each month that you’re subscribed to the bundle deal.
Look for the ESPN+ app to show up on a variety of devices including Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 gaming consoles; LG, Samsung and Sony TVs, Roku boxes, Chromecast, iPhone or iPad, and Amazon Fire TV boxes and Fire Sticks.
DirecTV Stream Free Trial
DirecTV Stream is a loaded live streaming service offering different tier channel offerings at different price points. ESPN is included in the base “Entertainment” package as well as three next higher channel packages.
There’s a 5-day free no obligation trial to enjoy and no annual contract to worry about locking into.
Fubo TV Free Trial
You can also stream his NHL hockey game live for free by enrolling in a Fubo TV 7-day free trial. ESPN is part of the base “Pro” package and included in all higher channel packages.
Fubo TV offers three days of auto recording in case you miss something live, and 30 hours of Cloud DVR service so you can record any missed program or sporting event to watch later.