For the third straight season, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and 20 international broadcast partners will deliver more than 31 games live in primetime every weekend throughout the 2020-21 season to fans in 25 countries and territories across Europe. NHL European Game of the Week™ presented by SAP will make its season debut with the Colorado Avalanche-St. Louis Blues game broadcast, set for Saturday, Feb. 6. The full broadcast schedule is available here.
NHL international broadcast partners NENT Group in the Nordics, PULS 24 in Austria, Yandex.Efir in Russia, SPORT+1 and DAZN in Germany, blue Sport in Switzerland and Nova Sport 1 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, among others, will broadcast games live in primetime locally throughout the regular-season, including Saturday’s Avalanche-Blues game. NHL Network™, SN1, Fox Sports Midwest, Altitude and NHL.TV will carry Saturday’s Avalanche-Blues game live at 3 p.m. ET in North America.
“NHL European Game of the Week has been a tremendous success in serving hockey fans across Europe,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Media & International Strategy David Proper. “Our commitment to meeting the demand for more games in European primetime from our fans and our media partners is paramount to our long-term international growth. And this season, we are proud to introduce game feeds produced specifically for our European viewers. These NHL European Game of the Week presented by SAP productions will include targeted graphics and many other uniquely international elements for an enhanced viewing experience.”
Since its introduction in 2018, NHL European Game of the Week broadcasts have showcased the NHL’s biggest stars in primetime to their home countries. International broadcast partners have super-served fans in Europe with comprehensive coverage, including live pre-game and post-game studio shows. Additionally, as part of its presenting sponsorship, SAP will provide statistical insights for use in game broadcasts.
In addition to this season’s NHL European Game of the Week presented by SAP broadcast schedule, the NHL and its international broadcasters will present NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe™, the two regular-season outdoor games along the south shore of North America’s largest alpine lake, on the border of California and Nevada, in Stateline, Nev., and featuring the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, Feb. 20 and the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins on Sunday, Feb. 21. Fans in the U.S. and Canada will be able to watch both games live at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports, respectively.
In addition to NHL European Game of the Week presented by SAP, the NHL will continue to offer game summaries, video highlights, player interviews and feature stories via its Czech, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Slovak and Swedish language complements to NHL.com.