How to Watch Columbus Blue Jackets Games Online Without Cable

By Sachin Sharma / January 18, 2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one of the newest teams in the NHL, having only started playing in the 2000/01 season. They are based out of Ohio and play their games in the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference. It is a franchise that really celebrates the city and its history and that has earned the Blue Jackets a big fanbase.

The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NHL history not long ago when they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. That helped them become the first team in the history of the NHL to sweep a Presidents' Trophy winner in the first round of the playoffs. The last couple of seasons have been transitional for the Blue Jackets, and their fortunes aren't likely to change this year. But they do have a fairly interesting team that is capable of winning big games, as they have shown in the NHL this season.

Boone Jenner is the star player and captain for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they also have a number of other talents, including this season's leading scorers Oliver Bjorkstrand and Jakub Voracek. In terms of goaltending, Elvis Merzļikins has been the one leading the way for the Blue Jackets this season.

So if you are a fan and would like to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL action this season, we have you covered. Here is all the information you need on how and where you can watch all of their NHL matches live without the need for a cable TV subscription. Also, do make sure to check out our guide to learn about how to watch every NHL game live this season.

Which Channels to Watch Columbus Blue Jackets Games Tonight?

Fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets will notice that, like every other NHL team, their games are also broadcast on multiple different channels. You can find their games live on local TV channel Bally Sports Ohio, as well as national TV channels ESPN+, Hulu, ABC, ESPN, NHL Network, and TNT. These channels are also readily available on a number of live streaming services, so you can watch games live on the go.

How to Watch Columbus Blue Jackets In-Market Games Live?

The Columbus Blue Jackets fans who live in the state of Ohio can watch their favorite team in action on the local TV channel Bally Sports Ohio. This channel is only available to In-Market fans. It can be found on cable TV and also on one streaming service.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is the only streaming service that will give Columbus Blue Jackets fans in Ohio the chance to watch their games live and on the go. It has Bally Sports Ohio as part of its packs, and it also has other channels like ESPN, TNT, and ABC that nationally televise NHL games. You have the option to choose between four different pack options on DirecTV Stream: Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier. The packs have a monthly subscription fee between $69.99 and $139.

How to Watch Columbus Blue Jackets Out-of-Market Games?

Columbus Blue Jackets have plenty of fans, and several of those fans live in states other than Ohio. Sometimes those living in Out-of-Market regions may find it tough to figure out on which channels games are to be broadcast live. But worry not because we have you covered. Below we have a list of streaming services that will allow you to watch all Columbus Blue Jackets NHL games live, even if you live in Out-of-Market regions.


The best option for NHL fans living in Out-of-Market regions is undoubtedly ESPN+. It has the broadcasting rights for a whopping 1000+ NHL games per season thanks to a new deal struck with the NHL. This deal includes the rights to broadcast every Out-of-Market game featuring every NHL team. In addition, ESPN+ is showing 75+ exclusive nationally televised NHL games featuring all 32 teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays this season.

You can easily get an ESPN+ subscription for a really affordable price, as it will only cost you a fee of $5.99/month or $59.99/year. If you want to get some more information on the streaming service, check out our review of ESPN+ here.


fuboTV is next up on our list, and it is a fantastic option that is quite popular among sports fans and NHL fans in particular. You can find channels like ABC, ESPN, NHL Network on fuboTV, so watching games featuring the Columbus Blue Jackets will be very easy. You can choose between three subscription packs: Starter ($64.99/Mo), Pro ($69.99/Mo), and Elite ($79.99/Mo). If you want to get some more information on this streaming service, check out our fuboTV review.

Sling TV

Another popular and affordable streaming service is Sling TV. It has a wide variety of channels, including ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network (as an add-on option). So the Columbus Blue Jackets fans can watch the majority of their team's games live.

Sling TV gives you three-pack options: Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. The first two packs cost $35 per month, and the Orange + Blue pack costs $50 per month. Make sure to check out our Sling TV review for more information on this streaming service.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV features dozens of premium channels, making it a great streaming service for NHL fans. You can watch games live on channels like ESPN, TNT, Hulu Originals, and ABC if you live in Out-of-Market regions. What's more, you will get access to both Hulu's live streaming TV service and its original video content service for a subscription fee of just $64.99 per month. Do read our Hulu + Live TV review if you want to get some more information to help your decision.

Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule 2021-22

The Columbus Blue Jackets are aiming to make the playoffs this season but face a daunting task. Can they overcome all the doubters and make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs? Be sure to check out their games to find out. Here you can find the full Columbus Blue Jackets schedule.

Day Date Time (ET) Opponent
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:00 PM @ Panthers
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:00 PM @ Islanders
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:00 PM @ Flyers
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:00 PM vs Penguins
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:00 PM vs Senators
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:00 PM vs Flames
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:00 PM vs Rangers
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:00 PM @ Canadiens
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:00 PM vs Panthers
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:00 PM @ Panthers
Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:00 PM @ Hurricanes
Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:00 PM vs Penguins
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:00 PM vs Devils
Fri Mar 04, 2022 7:00 PM vs Kings
Sat Mar 05, 2022 7:00 PM vs Bruins
Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:30 PM vs Maple Leafs
Fri Mar 11, 2022 7:00 PM vs Wild
Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:00 PM vs Golden Knights
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:30 PM @ Senators
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:00 PM vs Capitals
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:00 PM vs Blues
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:00 PM @ Penguins
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:00 PM @ Jets
Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:00 PM @ Wild
Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:00 PM vs Islanders
Thu Mar-31, 2022 7:00 PM @ Islanders
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:00 PM @ Bruins
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:00 PM vs Bruins
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:00 PM @ Flyers
Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:00 PM vs Flyers
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:00 PM @ Red Wings
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:00 PM @ Penguins
Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:00 PM vs Canadiens
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:30 PM @ Kings
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:30 PM @ Ducks
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:30 PM @ Sharks
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:00 PM vs Senators
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:00 PM vs Oilers
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:00 PM @ Lightning
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:00 PM @ Capitals
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:00 PM vs Lightning

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