The New York Rangers step on the ice at their home opener at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night when they face the Dallas Stars who begin their 2021-2022 season.
The game (7:00 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on MSG for those living in the Rangers Market and on Bally Sports Southwest for those living in the Stars Market. It is also streamed live on ESPN + for anyone in the US that is not in the market.
Here’s a full rundown of how to watch a live stream of Stars vs Rangers in the US, depending on where you live:
Note: This option is for viewers in the Stars or Rangers markets
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) offers four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier”. MSG (live in local markets) and Bally Sports Southwest (local markets) are included in Choice and above.
You can register here:
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Once you have signed up for DirecTV Stream, You can watch the Stars vs Rangers 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).
Note: This option is for viewers in the Rangers Market
You can watch a live stream from MSG (live in local markets) and over 100 other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
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Once you have signed up for FuboTV, You can watch the Stars vs Rangers 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.
Viewers in the US can watch every non-commercial, non-nationally televised NHL game (over 1,000 total games) on ESPN +, which this season is replacing NHL.tv and a must-have for any NHL fan:
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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:
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Once you’ve signed up for ESPN +, You can watch the Stars vs Rangers (the broadcast of both teams) 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 New York Rangers are looking to bounce back from an opening night defeat when they face the Dallas Stars in their home opener at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
The Rangers fell 5-1 on Wednesday evening on the street against the Washington Capitals at their 2021/22 season opener.
Gerard Gallant takes the helm of the Rangers as head coach after spearheading the Las Vegas Golden Knights for the past three seasons, including a run to the Stanley Cup final in 2018. Gallant will seek to implement a quick, aggressive style of offense, led by Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider and Ryan Strome.
Rangers’ Young Guns Kaapo Kakko (No. 2 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft) and Alexis Lafreniere (first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft) will have the opportunity to regularly play in the top 6 this season. The 20-year-old Kakko scored nine goals and 17 points in 48 games in his second season in the NHL last year, while the 20-year-old Lafreniere scored 12 goals and 21 points in 56 games as a rookie.
Defensively, the Rangers are again led by Adam Fox, whose outstanding 2020/21 season was rewarded with the Norris Trophy, which goes to the best defender in the league. Fox led all defenders in the NHL last season with 42 assists and finished second with 47 points in 55 games.
Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin is playing his first full NHL season online and is supported by Alex Georgiev, who competed against the Capitals at the season opener on Wednesday evening.
Major off-season additions to the Rangers included adding size, strength and toughness with the signings of 6’2, 225-pound forward Ryan Reaves, 6’2, 210-pound forward Sammy Blais and two-time Stanley Cup champions Barclay Goodrow, who signed a six-year deal with New York after spending the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Dallas Stars hit the ice Thursday night to open their 2021-22 season after a 2020-21 season in which they finished with a 23-19-14 record and failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The bottom line last season was that Dallas were unable to finish games as they lost 14 league games that ended in overtime or a shootout.
The stars will get a boost this season with the return of their top two playmakers, strikers Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov. Dallas struggled to get the puck online last season without the services of Seguin and Radulov, who played 14 games together.
One of the Stars’ most important offseason moves was signing defense attorney Ryan Suter on a four-year deal after the Minnesota Wild bought the final four seasons of their 13-year deal. The 36-year-old has collected 607 career points (93 goals, 514 assists) in 1,198 regular season games.