It’s a fact that most of the NHL (National Hockey League) games are not available for free on German TV. Nevertheless, there are still ways for you to support the German talents playing in the NHL, like Leon Draisaitl, Moritz Seider or Tim Stützle. How? Easy. You can access NHL live stream free of charge from the comfort of your home.

Where can I find an NHL live stream for free?

Online sportsbook bet365 broadcasts all NHL games for free. If you want to access their live-streaming service, you just have to open an account with this online bookmaker and have a positive account balance. To do so, just click on the button „Go to live stream“ below and open an account safely and easily. Once you have created your account, go to „Live broadcasts“ and enjoy the live stream of all NHL games for free.

NHL live stream for free at bet365

If you don’t have an account with bet365 yet, you have to register with them via the app or the website, make a minimum deposit of 15 euros onto your betting account (you will be able to withdraw this money later) and voilà, now you can watch the NHL live stream for free. Along with a variety of live broadcasts, this bookmaker also provides high odds and a wide range of special bets on ice hockey.

NHL live on Sky

Another option is the pay-TV provider Sky, a channel that offers the possibility to watch a large number of NHL games live, although subject to a fee. With the Sky Supersport Ticket, you get access to live broadcasts of over 300 NHL games per season, including Stanley Cup playoffs and finals. There is also the option to watch the NHL games on live stream via the NHL Gamecenter.

NHL on free-to-air TV

ProSieben-Maxx and ran.de will select and broadcast one NHL game per week free of charge both on free-to-air TV and in an online stream.

The best ice hockey league in the world

The National Hockey League was originally founded in 1917 by four Canadian teams. Today, it is the most successful and best-known ice hockey league in the world, consisting of 16 teams from the Eastern Conference and 15 teams from the Western Conference, all from Canada and the USA. The top eight teams in each conference compete in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the end of the season.

Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is the most coveted trophy in ice hockey worldwide. The cup itself consists of five concentric rings, on each of which the names of the players, coaches and management staff who won the tournament are engraved. Every 13 years, the oldest ring is removed and a new one is installed. The team holding the record of having won the Stanley Cup the most times are the Montreal Canadiens with a total of 24 tournament victories. The current title holders are the Tampa Bay Lightnings, who defeated Montreal 4-1 in the 2021 final. All Stanley Cup games are available for free on the NHL live stream at bet365.

German players in the NHL

Every now and then, German players make the leap overseas to the NHL. In the current 2021/2022 season, six German players are active in the NHL, Leo Draisaitl being the best-known of them. Draisaitl, native of Cologne, has been playing for the Edmonton Oilers since 2015, and contributed 84 points in 56 games last season. Draisaitl appears to be in great form this season as well, having cracked the 100-point mark in April.

Philipp Grubauer has been guarding the Seattle Kraken goal since the beginning of the 2021/2022 season. The franchise was newly formed and is playing its first season in the NHL. Grubauer, born in Rosenheim, spent the last three years with the Colorado Avalanche, after which he was offered a six-year contract with the Seattle Kraken.

Moritz Seider, former player for the Jungadler Mannheim, is another German name in the NHL. The 21-year-old was drafted (6th selection) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and loaned to Rögle BK in the SHL for one season to gain playing experience. In the interim, Seider has been playing regularly for Detroit in the NHL and has scored 46 points in 73 games so far.

Goalkeeper Thomas Greiss is yet another German legionnaire with a contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Colorado Avalanche are another team with a German among their players: Nico Sturm. The Augsburg native plays the center position and moved from the Minnesota Wild to Colorado in March 2022. In the current season, he has scored 9 goals and assisted 10 more for his teammates. With our suggestions in mind, you will be able to watch all games involving German players in the NHL free of charge.

Tim Stützle is another German talent currently playing in the NHL. The attacker has been playing for the Ottawa Senators since 2020 and is considered one of the most promising players of his age group. So far in the 2021/2022 season, Stützle has already scored 17 goals and assisted 30 more in 70 games in the NHL.