The Los Angeles Kings aim to end a three-year playoff drought in 2021-22.
This season, most of the Kings games will be televised in local markets Bally Sports West or Bally Sports SoCalwhile some games are televised nationwide NHL network (usually only from the market, but also on Bally Sports West or SoCal), 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 Kings Market or elsewhere in the United States, here is a complete rundown of the different ways you can watch every Kings game 2021-22 live online wirelessly:
note: A few Kings 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 option:
This is the only streaming service with Bally Sports West and SoCal
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) offers four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier”. ESPN and TNT are included in all, Bally Sports West (local markets) and Bally Sports SoCal are in “Choice” and above, and NHL Network in “Ultimate” and above.
You can register here:
Get DirectTV Stream
Once you have signed up for DirecTV Stream, You can watch Kings 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 watch any Kings game that is not on the market live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X / S, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV , Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch it on your computer through ESPN.com.
The Kings, blessed with an otherwise weak Pacific Division, have had their first post-season spotlight on since the 2017-18 season.
“I think that’s our goal this year,” said captain and defender Drew Doughty, according to the Associated Press. “We won’t do it automatically, but I think that’s our goal for me and everyone else.”
The Kings have only made the playoffs twice since 2013-14 when they took their second Stanley Cup title in three years. The following two post-season trips ended in the first round.
To increase their chances of playing beyond the 82-game schedule, the Kings acquired a trio of Impact veterans in the off-season, traded for Nashville Predators winger Viktor Arvidsson and signed defenseman Alex Edler and two-way center Phillip Danault in the free agency.
“We’re moving forward, but we have to improve before we’re ready for the playoffs,” said head coach Todd McLellan via AP. “Are we able to do this? I think we have the right players for this, but can we bring our game together fast enough and keep it going long enough throughout the season to fight for it? We’ll find out in time. “
Only four teams scored fewer goals than the Kings last season, and only one King, now 34-year-old center Anze Kopitar, scored more than 34 points in their 56-game season; he scored 13 goals and prepared another 37.
Arvidsson scored 94 goals in 216 games for the Predators from 2016-17 to 2018-19. However, its production declined in its last two years in Nashville – it scored 25 times in 107 competitions.
Although he is more acclaimed for his defense, Danault is not lazy even with the puck, accumulating 124 points in 205 games over the past three seasons, all with the Montreal Canadiens.
Edler, who is entering his 16th NHL season, has 310 career assists to his credit.
“The additions we made have kind of strengthened every team,” said goalkeeper Cal Petersen, according to Hockey Royalty.
Petersen played 35 games with a high career value last season, scored 0.911 and conceded an average of 2.89 goals. Until last year, the experienced goalkeeper Jonathan Quick had started more than half of the Kings’ games in all but one season since 2008/09.
The 26-year-old Petersen is expected to have a larger proportion of minutes between the pipes this time around.
“I think it’s more about maturing and growing in that role,” said Petersen of the hockey royalty improvement this year. “And I think I’ve slowly established myself a bit, but I still have a lot to prove. For me, I feel comfortable and confident in this regard – I know that I can play at this level and be successful, but [I’m] extremely hungry to prove myself even more. “