On Wednesday, ESPN and Turner Sports announced their television schedule for the 2022-23 NHL season. ESPN will handle the opening night workload, with the Tampa Bay Lightning facing off against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET, followed by the Vegas Golden Knights in Los Angeles Against the Kings at 10:00 PM ET.
ESPN will also carry the NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Feb. 3) with their family network on ABC and ESPN+ covering the All-Star Game (Feb. 4). The first set of Stadium Series games will debut on ESPN and ESPN+ when the Washington Capitals head to Carolina to face the Hurricanes on Feb. 18.
The New York Islanders will play eight games on ESPN and their family of networks:
Thursday, Oct. 20, New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders, 7:30 PM (ESPN+/Hulu)
Thursday, Nov. 29, New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 PM (ESPN+/Hulu)
Friday, Dec. 2, Nashville Predators at New York Islanders, 7:30 PM (ESPN+Hulu)
Sun Jan 1, New York Islanders at Seattle Kraken, 8:00 PM (ESPN)
Friday, Jan 27, Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders, 7:00 PM (ESPN)
Tuesday, March 7, Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders, 7:30 PM (ESPN+/Hulu)
Tuesday, March 21, Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders, 7:30 PM (ESPN+/Hulu)
Saturday, March 25, Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders, 5:00 PM (ESPN+/Hulu)
As for Turner Sports, their coverage of the NHL season kicks off with the Washington Capitals’ home opener against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 PM followed by the Chicago Blackhawks at the Colorado Avalanche at 9:30 PM.
Turner Sports will host two doubleheaders, one on Nov. 8 when the Edmonton Oilers battle the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 PM followed by the Nashville Predators at the Seattle Kraken at 10 PM. And then on Black Friday, Nov. 25, as the Pittsburgh Penguins play the Philadelphia Flyers at 5:30 PM followed by the St. Louis Blues at the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.
NHL on TNT will also host the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins on Monday, Jan. 2 at Fenway Park.
The New York Islanders play three games on TNT in 2022-23, the first against the New York Rangers:
Wednesday, Oct. 26, New York Rangers at New York Islanders, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 18, Boston Bruins at New York Islanders, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Mar. 29, New York Islanders at Washington Capitals, 7:30 PM.
The NHL also announced start time changes for games this season, as there are five changes for the New York Islanders:
Tuesday, Nov. 1, New York Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks now at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov. 5, New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings now at 1 PM
Friday, Nov. 25, New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets now at 8 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 29, New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers now at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Mar. 25, Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders now at 5 PM