Every Game Night: New Episodes of ESPN+ Post-Game Show In The Crease with Linda Cohn & Barry Melrose
Beginning March 1, the NHL schedule on ESPN+ – which has included up to nine games per week throughout its inaugural full season – expands to offer up to 14 marquee games per week during the Battle for the Playoffs. Every matchup will have playoff implications for one or both teams.
The Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders will be back on ESPN+ for the second night in a row to begin the March slate following the team’s 6-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the highly anticipated return of former captain John Tavares to New York for the first time since he signed with the Maple Leafs in the offseason. They will face off against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin in a battle for the top of the division at 7 p.m. ET.
Additional March highlights include:
- 17 appearances by current division leaders, including seven by the Calgary Flames, five by the Nashville Predators, three by the Tampa Bay Lightning and two by the Islanders.
- March 1: The Central Division lead is on the line as the Predators take on the second-place Winnipeg Jets.
- March 6: The Flames take on the Vegas Golden Knights in a late-season Pacific Division battle.
- March 9: The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Pittsburgh Penguins as both teams fight to solidify a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
- March 11: An Atlantic Division showdown as the Maple Leafs host the Lightning.
- March 18: The San Jose Sharks take on the Golden Knights in a potential playoff preview.
- March 21: The Golden Knights host the Jets in a rematch of the 2018 Western Conference Final.
- 46 NHL games on ESPN+ over the next 24 days.
In The Crease, the exclusive post-game show on ESPN+ co-hosted by ESPN NHL experts Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose, will continue, available shortly following the final buzzer every game night through the Stanley Cup Finals.
ESPN+ Battle for the Playoffs schedule (Additional end of month matchups will be announced soon)
|Fri, Mar 1||7:00 p.m.||Washington Capitals at New York Islanders|
|8:00 p.m.||Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets|
|Sat, Mar 2||8:00 p.m.||Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues|
|10:00 p.m.||Minnesota Wild at Calgary Flames|
|Sun, Mar 3||4:00 p.m.||Vancouver Canucks at Vegas Golden Knights|
|10:00 p.m.||Chicago Blackhawks at San Jose Sharks|
|Mon, Mar 4||9:00 p.m.||Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames|
|Tue, Mar 5||7:00 p.m.||Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins|
|7:00 p.m.||Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins|
|10:30 p.m.||Montreal Canadiens at Los Angeles Kings|
|Wed, Mar 6||9:00 p.m.||Calgary Flames at Vegas Golden Knights|
|Thu, Mar 7||8:30 p.m.||Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks|
|10:30 p.m.||Montreal Canadiens at San Jose Sharks|
|Fri, Mar 8||7:00 p.m.||Minnesota Wild at Florida Panthers|
|10:00 p.m.||Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Ducks|
|Sat, Mar 9||3:00 p.m.||Buffalo Sabres at Colorado Avalanche|
|7:00 p.m.||Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets|
|8:00 p.m.||Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars|
|10:00 p.m.||Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks|
|Sun, Mar 10||7:00 p.m.||Winnipeg Jets at Washington Capitals|
|Mon, Mar 11||7:00 p.m.||Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs|
|9:00 p.m.||New York Rangers at Edmonton Oilers|
|Tue, Mar 12||8:00 p.m.||San Jose Sharks at Winnipeg Jets|
|10:00 p.m.||Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks|
|Wed, Mar 13||10:00 p.m.||New York Rangers at Vancouver Canucks|
|Thu, Mar 14||7:00 p.m.||Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers|
|8:00 p.m.||Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets|
|Fri, Mar 15||7:00 p.m.||Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets|
|9:00 p.m.||New York Rangers at Calgary Flames|
|Sat, Mar 16||7:00 p.m.||Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins|
|7:00 p.m.||Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets|
|10:30 p.m.||Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks|
|Sun, Mar 17||6:00 p.m.||New York Islanders at Minnesota Wild|
|Mon, Mar 18||7:30 p.m.||Arizona Coyotes at Tampa Bay Lightning|
|10:30 p.m.||Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks|
|Tue, Mar 19||8:00 p.m.||Toronto Maple Leafs at Nashville Predators|
|9:00 p.m.||Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames|
|Thu, Mar 21||7:00 p.m.||Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes|
|10:00 p.m.||Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights|
|Sat, Mar 23||3:00 p.m.||Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche|
|7:00 p.m.||Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets|
|9:00 p.m.||Pittsburgh Penguins at Dallas Stars|
|10:00 p.m.||Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks|
|Sun, Mar 24||7:00 p.m.||Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes|
|10:00 p.m.||Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks|
* All games are subject to blackout restrictions in each team’s local market
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