The NHL season returns on Oct. 12 with a doubleheader on ESPN, the first time ESPN has aired NHL games since 2004
The NHL season returns on Oct. 12 with a doubleheader that will air on ESPN. The first game will feature the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the nightcap will showcase the Seattle Kraken, the NHL's newest franchise, against the Vegas Golden Knights. Both games will also have simulcasts available on ESPN+.
This will mark the first time ESPN has aired NHL games since 2004. ESPN+ will broadcast 75 exclusive regular-season games, with ABC and ESPN airing a combined 28 exclusive regular-season games for a total of 103 games.
Watch the video in the player above to see NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman discuss the upcoming season on "Good Morning America."
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