The Buffalo Sabers begin a new season amid one of the NHL’s greatest off-ice stories.
Most Sabers games will be televised in local markets in 2021-22 news or MSG +while some games are televised nationwide NHL network (usually just out of market but these will also be on MSG or MSG +), TNT or ESPN.
Additionally, every game not on the market (and some nationally broadcast games) will too Stream on ESPN +, which replaces NHL.tv this season.
Whether you live in the Sabers Market or elsewhere in the United States, here is a complete rundown of the different ways you can watch every Sabers game 2021-22 live online without wires:
note: A few Sabers games this season will be streamed exclusively on ESPN + nationwide, with no viewers banned from the market. You can watch all the other games in the market with the following options:
You can stream live from MSG (local markets), MSG + (local markets), ESPN, NHL Network and over 100 other live TV channels (TNT not included) on FuboTV. MSG, MSG + and ESPN are included in the “Starter” package, while NHL Network can be added with either the “Extra” or “Sports Plus” add-on.
The basic channel package and all add-ons can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Free FuboTV Trial
Once you have signed up for FuboTV, You can watch Sabers games live on the FuboTV appavailable on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X / S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (like a Sony TV or Nvidia) Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch it on your computer through the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also offers 250 hours of cloud DVR storage, as well as a 72-hour review feature that lets you watch most games on-demand within three days of closing, even if you aren’t recording them.
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) offers four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier”. ESPN and TNT are included in all, MSG (local markets) and MSG + (local markets) are in “Choice” and above, and NHL Network in “Ultimate” and above.
This is the only streaming service with all MSG, MSG +, ESPN, TNT and NHL network:
Get DirectTV Stream
Once you have signed up for DirecTV Stream, You can watch Sabers games live on the DirecTV Stream appAvailable on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (like Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet . Or you can watch it on your computer through the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also offers 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the option to upgrade to 500 hours).
You can watch every non-marketable, non-nationally televised NHL game (over 1,000 games in total) on ESPN +, which replaces NHL.tv this season and is a must-have for every NHL fan in the US:
Get ESPN +
ESPN +, which also includes around 75 exclusive national NHL games as well as dozen of other live sports, each 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) is $ 6.99 for a month or 69 $ 99 for a year (or about seven cents per NHL game, if you want to put it that way).
If you want Disney + and Hulu too, you can get all three for $ 13.99 per month. Regardless, the three streaming services would cost a total of $ 20.97 per month, so you save about 33 percent:
Get the ESPN +, Disney +, and Hulu Bundle
Once you have signed up for ESPN +, You can follow any Sabers game that is not on the market live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X / S, any device with Android TV (such as Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android smartphone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch it on your computer through ESPN.com.
The name of the Young Sabers Star Center Jack Eichel will follow the team wherever it goes this season amid the high-profile off-ice tensions between Eichel and the franchise.
Eichel, the 2015 Sabers No. 2 draft pick, missed the final part of the 2020-2021 season due to a herniated disc. Tension built up over how to deal with the injury and the Sabers decided to put him on the injured reserve before this season. Chris Bengel of CBS Sports wrote that Eichel’s saga with the Sabers and whether the team will trade him is one of the top stories for the new NHL season.
“It seems a foregone conclusion that the Sabers will be forced to relocate acorns,” Bengel wrote. “At this point it is probably a question of when and where Eichel will end up being dealt.”
Eichel did not have surgery on his herniated disc, and he is in the middle of an eight-year contract extension worth $ 80 million, Bengel noted. TSN’s Darren Dreger said there had been some movement in conversations with other teams about Eichel.
The rest of Buffalo’s young talent will try to move on this season and maybe stun a few teams – or more -. Buffalo’s oldest player and starting goalkeeper Craig Anderson has a vision for what is possible this season. He played for an up-and-coming Ottawa Senators playoff team from 2012-2013 that no one saw coming, a potential parallel to this year’s Sabers written about by The Athletic’s John Vogl.
“If you look around our room, we don’t have a guy who puts the game on his back and says, ‘Hey, do it for us,'” Anderson told Vogl. “We have to give ourselves the chance to win by being brave, by being annoying to play against.”
In order for Buffalo to end a 10-year drought in the playoffs, that’s what they have to do. The Sabers have an abundance of talented offensive players under the age of 24 – most of whom have not yet reached their potential.
Casey Mittelstadt, a much-touted prospect from Minnesota, hasn’t had a breakout season after finishing eighth in the 2017 draft. However, last season he scored 22 points in 41 games, which could lead to bigger things if he keeps up that pace.
Dylan Cozens, who finished seventh in the 2019 draft but had a quiet first season in Buffalo for 2020-2021 with 13 points in 31 games. Days Thompson, a former St. Louis Blues first-round pick, had 14 points in 38 games last season.
Defender Henri Jokiharju, a former Chicago Blackhawks first round player, had eight points and a -11-plus-minus score in 46 games for the Sabers last season. He made career highs in points and pluses from the previous campaign in 2019-2020.