Record 41 Games to Air in Prime Time Locally for Fans in Europe Starting Oct. 15
NEW YORK (Oct. 14, 2022) – For the fifth straight year, the National Hockey League and its international media partners will bring live game broadcasts in prime time to hockey fans in Europe during the 2022-23 season. A record 41 NHL Saturday presented by SAP and NHL Sunday presented by SAP games will be broadcast to fans this season in more than 30 countries and territories, starting with the October 15 regular-season contest between Rasmus Dahlin and the Buffalo Sabres and Aleksander Barkov and the Florida Panthers. The full broadcast schedule is available here.
Originally introduced in 2018, NHL Saturday presented by SAP and NHL Sunday presented by SAP broadcast windows are the result of the NHL and its international media partners’ diligent work to offer more games showcasing the League’s stars in desirable time slots to an ever-expanding fanbase abroad. Participating NHL international media partners include Viaplay Group in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland and the Baltics; ProSieben in Germany; Sky Sports in Austria, Germany and Italy; Nova Sport in Czechia and Slovakia; MySports in Switzerland; ESPN in the Netherlands; Premier Sports and Viaplay Group in the UK; Sport TV in Portugal; Sport Klub in the Balkans; and Max Sport in Bulgaria. NHL game feeds produced specifically for European viewers of NHL Saturday presented by SAP and NHL Sunday presented by SAP programming windows help enhance the viewing experience.
David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins have the most NHL Saturday and NHL Sunday appearances with seven. Artturi Lehkonen and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche; Miro Heiskanen and the Dallas Stars; and Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild each have six appearances. Calder Memorial Trophy winner Moritz Seider and the Detroit Red Wings; Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers; and the Sabres each have five appearances.
NHL Saturday and NHL Sunday Schedule highlights:
- The Rangers host Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden on November 26.
- Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes face Jesper Bratt and the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on January 1.
- Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Bruins at TD Garden on March 25.
SAP returns as the presenting sponsor and will continue to provide statistical insights for use in game broadcasts and other custom content and promotions throughout the season.
The NHL’s language counterparts to NHL.com in Czech, Finnish, French, German, Slovak, Swedish and Spanish offer daily game summaries, video highlights, player interviews and feature stories. In addition, NHL Social drives fan engagement on Twitter in German (@NHLde), Czech (@NHLcz), Finnish (@NHL_fi) and Swedish (@NHLsv); on Instagram via @nhleurope; on TikTok via @nhleurope; and on Facebook via @NHL.