How to watch the NHL in Australia

For some Aussies, the ‘Mighty Ducks’ may be the only point of reference when it comes to ice hockey, while for others, the National Hockey League (NHL) is a way of life. The stick tricks, big hits and lightning-quick pace of the game makes for entertaining viewing, although for Aussie fans, catching your favourite team hit the ice can be a challenge.

As with most American sports, time zones can be the biggest roadblock to watching, so where can you turn for all your NHL action without sacrificing your sleep schedule? Canstar Blue shows where you can catch every goal, as well as every time the gloves come off, to get your ice hockey fill.

NHL on Kayo

Offering both live coverage and on-demand replays for when you can’t get to the TV in time, Kayo will show multiple NHL games per week during the regular season. For those who like to stick around for the whole season, Kayo also offers coverage of the Playoff Rounds, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup, meaning you won’t miss much of the action when it comes to the big games.

In addition to all your NHL needs, Kayo also has on-demand replays of the Australian Ice Hockey League, with highlight coverage throughout the season, meaning you can catch all the big plays and moments of your local league. If hockey is your thing, Kayo also has coverage of Australian field hockey, including the Oceania Cup and FIH Pro League.

  • Kayo subscriptions start from $25 per month, with a 14-day free trial.
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth

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NHL on Foxtel

Shown through ESPN – which is available as part of the Sports Package – Foxtel showcases multiple NHL games per week, as well as coverage of the Finals series to help you get your ice hockey fill throughout the season. You can also stream live or catch replays on-demand.


The NHL’s own broadcasting service, NHL.TV, may be the option for those who can’t afford to miss a single second of the ice hockey season. Streaming every game of the regular season and Playoffs live and on-demand, NHL.TV is compatible with a variety of devices, including Apple, Android, Xbox, Google Chromecast and PlayStation, meaning you’ll get your fix regardless of what hardware you’re running.

NHL.TV also includes Mosaic View, which allows you to follow up to four games on just the one screen, with multiple camera angles available for your viewing preference. You’ll even get DVR, which means if you blink and miss something, you simply have to rewind to watch the action unfold.

  • For a full season pass, NHL.TV costs US$99.99, with a monthly plan available for US$24.99, with payments available through credit cards or PayPal.

When does the 2021 NHL season start?

The 2021 NHL season began on January 13, 2021, with the regular season expected to run until May, with a limited game season. The Playoffs are expected to run from May 2021 to July 2021.

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