ESPN+ is here to serve fans with highlights, inside access, news, interviews, on-demand replays of the 2018 NHL Playoffs and more. The new ESPN App includes the seamless integration of ESPN+, the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International group in partnership with ESPN, will feature a programming lineup for hockey fans that will include the launch of two new exclusive shows and on-demand replays of every game throughout the Playoffs.
In collaboration with the NHL, ESPN+ will be the exclusive home to Quest for the Stanley Cup beginning May 4. Yesterday, ESPN+ debuted a new and exclusive nightly NHL highlights and discussion program, In the Crease, co-hosted by ESPN’s Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose.
I mentioned that ESPN+, our new subscription streaming service, was going to be hockey heavy. Happy to announce 3 new things:
1. IN THE CREASE airs nightly in playoffs w/ Linda Cohn & Barry Melrose. Highlights and more, including me & @emilymkaplan live from various series. /1 pic.twitter.com/EB9tvk8yoG
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 13, 2018
Additionally, ESPN+ will provide on-demand replays of every NHL game throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Games will be available on demand via ESPN+ after their live airing and remain available throughout the Playoffs.
ESPN has plenty of ice time presenting the NHL through the years.
Twenty years ago this month, Melrose was joined by host Bill Pidto and guest analyst Kevin Stevens – then a star player – for a playoff-oriented episode of NHL 2Night on ESPN2. Enjoy the vintage video above.