The only legal way to watch National Hockey League games online in the United States or Canada is to purchase an NHL Gamecenter LIVE subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased at the NHL homepage.
For an annual fee, subscribers will receive access to live out-of-market games during the regular season. Games are broadcast in HD, and users have the option to choose between the home or away broadcast for each game. In addition, subscribers have full access to a video library of completed games. Users can select a full-length or condensed game. Unfortunately, all nationally-broadcast games are blacked out by the National Hockey League as well. The Stanley Cup playoffs are not included with a subscription.
NHL Gamecenter LIVE is available on a variety of devices, including Android phones, iPhones, iPads, Playstation 4, Xbox, Roku and smart TVs.
The National Hockey League was founded in 1917 in Canada, though the league is now headquarted in New York City, New York. There are currently 30 professional hockey teams in the National Hockey League, 27 of which are in the United States and 7 of which are in Canada. Hockey is the fourth most popular sport in the United States after football, baseball and basketball.