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How to watch the 2021-22 NHL schedule release via live stream

The NHL is announcing its 2021-22 schedule on Thursday. We break down how to watch.

A general view of the Fastenal logo seen on ice at T-Mobile Arena on June 22, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

The NHL is in the midst of a busy week of news and transactions. The league held the Seattle Kraken expansion draft on Wednesday to fill out much of the new team’s roster. On Friday, the league will hold its annual rookie draft. The Buffalo Sabres hold the No. 1 overall pick, with the Kraken following at No. 2.

In between those two player selection events, the league will unveil its 2021-22 schedule. The league will announce the schedule on ESPN on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter. If you aren’t around a TV to check out the schedule release show, you can stream the show via WatchESPN or the ESPN app with a cable log-in. If you don’t have a cable log-in, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the show.

We already know the Kraken will play their first ever regular season game against the Vegas Golden Knights and host the Vancouver Canucks for their first home game. The league is planning on a break for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, per Greg Wyshinski, but the league said in its official release on the schedule announcement that it is still being negotiated with the NHLPA.