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Disney Nearly Sold Out Of Commercial Time For 2021-22 NHL Season

We are only a little over a week into the new NHL season, but so far ESPN’s return after 17 years appears to be going well. Their opening night Penguins-Lightning broadcast averaged 983,000 viewers, the league’s largest Opening Night audience … Continue reading

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ESPN’s Opening Night Ratings Sets All-Time Record

According to Sports Media Watch, the NHL’s return to ESPN has already paid off in the ratings with a record Opening Night audience.

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A Duo For the Ages: A Look Behind Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom’s MassMutual Commercial

While the Washington Capitals will be without Center Nicklas Backstrom and captain Alex Ovechkin’s status remains unknown for the team’s 2021-22 season opener on October 13, the two longtime teammates premiered, along with Ovechkin’s wife Nastya, in a new commercial … Continue reading

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ESPN, TNT, ABC To Broadcast 13 Capitals Games During 2021-22 Regular Season

Photo: NBC Sports ESPN and Turner Sports released their national television broadcast plans for the 2021-22 NHL season, which features 13 Washington Capitals games, on Thursday.

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TNT Will Broadcast Capitals’ Season Opener vs. Rangers

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Even though the television schedule for the 2021-22 NHL regular-season has yet to be released, ESPN says on its website that the Washington Capitals’ season opener against the New York Rangers on Wednesday, October 13 will … Continue reading

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Former Blue Jackets, Rangers Coach John Tortorella Joins ESPN As Studio Analyst

Photo: NHL.com According to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline, John Tortorella will join ESPN’s NHL coverage for the 2021-22 season as a studio analyst after the former Columbus Blue Jackets as their head coach and organization mutually agreed to part ways … Continue reading

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NBC Says Goodbye To NHL Fans With Video Narrated By Doc Emrick

Their 16-year broadcast run will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens. NBC will bring the curtain down on their coverage of the NHL at … Continue reading

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ESPN Announces NHL Coverage Team For 2021-22 Season

Photo: @ESPN ESPN announced their broadcasting team for the 2021-22 NHL season on Tuesday. Sean McDonough will be the head play-by-play voice.

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Wayne Gretzky Resigns From Edmonton Oilers, Joins TNT’s NHL Coverage

It’s been a rough week for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans. On Monday night the Oilers fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, in triple overtime, and as a result were swept by the Jets in their first round series, … Continue reading

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NHL Announces Seven-Year Contract With ESPN As U.S. National Broadcasting Partner Beginning Next Season

Photo: The Score The NHL, Disney Company, and ESPN made it official on Wednesday afternoon: they have agreed to a seven-year contract for ESPN to hold the rights for broadcasting national NHL games in the United States starting in the … Continue reading

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