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How to Watch New York Islanders Games Online Without Cable

Written by Sachin Sharma
Published on January 23, 2022

The New York Islanders are a team with a glittering past and a passionate fanbase. Known most for the dynasty they created during the 1980s when they broke several NHL records, some of which still remain untouchable and unbeatable, the Islanders have not been able to replicate that success since. But that era built the team into a household name and saw them win an impressive four Stanley Cups, six Conference Championships, and six Division Championships.

The New York Islanders have been home to several players and coaches who have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. They won an incredible 19 consecutive playoff series between 1980 and 1984. That feat has not been bettered by any team in any professional sport, even to this date.

The Islanders, who are based out of Long Island in New York, are enduring a season of struggle so far. Just two years on from their run to the Eastern Conference finals, the Islanders are in a rut following a disastrous start to the season. But they are bouncing back and have won seven of their last ten games as of this writing. That run should hold them in good stead in the coming weeks and months.

So if you are a New York Islanders fan and would like to watch them live in the NHL 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, check out our guide to learn more about how you can watch every NHL game live this season.

Which Channels to Watch New York Islanders Games Tonight?

All NHL teams have their games broadcast on multiple TV channels depending on their schedules, and the New York Islanders are no different in that regard. Fans can watch their games live on local TV channel MSG+ as well as national TV channels like ESPN+, Hulu, ABC, ESPN, NHL Network, and TNT. These channels are also available on a number of live streaming services, so you can watch games live on the go.

How to Watch New York Islanders In-Market Games Live?

Based out of New York, the Islanders have their games broadcast on the MSG network. This channel is only available to those living in New York and nearby regions, that is, the In-Market fans. You can find it on cable TV and on a couple of streaming services.


fuboTV is the perfect destination for the New York Islanders fans living in In-Market regions as it has MSG+ as part of its list of channels. You can also watch nationally televised NHL games live on other channels like ABC, ESPN, NHL Network with this streaming service. fuboTV allows you to choose between three subscription packs. These are Starter ($64.99/Mo), Pro ($69.99/Mo), and Elite ($79.99/Mo). If you would like to get some more information on this streaming service, be sure to check out our fuboTV review.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is also a great option for New York Islanders fans living in In-Market regions to watch their team's games live. It also offers MSG+ as part of its channels, and you will also find ESPN, TNT, and ABC on its list. You can 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 New York Islanders Out-of-Market Games?

The New York Islanders have a very passionate fanbase with fans that are based all over the United States. It can sometimes be a bit difficult for Out-of-Market fans to figure out where the games will be broadcast live due to a lack of information. But worry not, because below is a list of streaming services that will allow you to watch every game live, even if you live in Out-of-Market regions.


Leading the way is ESPN+, which is a must-have streaming service for all NHL. The reason for this is simple. ESPN+ has the rights to broadcast more than 1000 games live every season. So the NHL fans are in for a treat, as it shows every Out-of-Market game featuring every team. In addition, ESPN+ is also set to more than 75 exclusive nationally televised NHL games featuring all 32 teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from this season.

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

Sling TV

Another reliable streaming service that is very popular among sports fans is Sling TV. For NHL fans, Sling TV has channels like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network (as an add-on option) that broadcast nationally televised games live. You can choose between three different pack options on Sling TV: Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. The first two packs cost $35 per month, and the Orange + Blue pack costs $50 per month. Have a read of our Sling TV review in order to get some more information on this streaming service.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is another great way for NHL fans to watch nationally broadcast games live. It offers fans access to channels like ESPN, TNT, Hulu Originals, and ABC. So the New York Islanders fans living in Out-of-Market regions can watch the majority of their team's games live. What makes this streaming service so great is that you get access to both Hulu's live streaming TV service and also its on-demand video content. All for a subscription fee of just $64.99 per month. Here is our in-depth Hulu + Live TV review if you want to get some more information to help your decision.

New York Islanders Schedule 2021-22

The New York Islanders are looking to reclaim old glory once again, and fans should be sure to check out their progress this season. Games are scheduled to come quick and fast, and here we have the full New York Islanders schedule for this season.

Day Date Time (ET) Opponent
Tue Jan 25, 2022 07:30 PM vs Flyers
Thu Jan 27, 2022 07:00 PM vs Kings
Sat Jan 29, 2022 02:00 PM vs Kraken
Sun Jan 30, 2022 07:30 PM vs Wild
Tue Feb 01, 2022 07:30 PM vs Senators
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:30 PM @ Canucks
Fri Feb 11, 2022 09:00 PM @ Oilers
Sat Feb 12, 2022 10:00 PM @ Flames
Tue Feb 15, 2022 07:00 PM @ Sabres
Thu Feb 17, 2022 07:30 PM vs Bruins
Sun Feb 20, 2022 02:00 PM vs Canadiens
Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:00 PM @ Kraken
Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:30 PM @ Sharks
Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:30 PM @ Kings
Sun Feb 27, 2022 08:30 PM @ Ducks
Tue Mar 01, 2022 09:00 PM @ Avalanche
Thu Mar 03, 2022 07:30 PM vs Canucks
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:30 PM vs Blues
Mon Mar 07, 2022 07:30 PM vs Avalanche
Thu Mar 10, 2022 07:30 PM vs Blue Jackets
Fri Mar 11, 2022 07:30 PM vs Jets
Sun Mar 13, 2022 07:30 PM vs Ducks
Tue Mar 15, 2022 07:00 PM @ Capitals
Thu Mar 17, 2022 07:00 PM @ Rangers
Sat Mar 19, 2022 02:00 PM vs Stars
Sun Mar 20, 2022 02:00 PM @ Flyers
Tue Mar 22, 2022 07:30 PM vs Senators
Thu Mar 24, 2022 07:30 PM vs Red Wings
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:30 PM @ Bruins
Sun Mar 27, 2022 02:00 PM vs Lightning
Tue Mar 29, 2022 07:00 PM @ Blue Jackets
Thu Mar 31, 2022 07:00 PM vs Blue Jackets
Fri Apr 01, 2022 07:00 PM @ Rangers
Sun Apr 03, 2022 04:00 PM @ Devils
Tue Apr 05, 2022 08:30 PM @ Stars
Fri Apr 08, 2022 07:00 PM @ Hurricanes
Sat Apr 09, 2022 08:00 PM @ Blues
Tue Apr 12, 2022 07:30 PM vs Penguins
Thu Apr 14, 2022 07:00 PM @ Penguins
Fri Apr 15, 2022 07:00 PM @ Canadiens
Sun Apr 17, 2022 07:30 PM @ Maple Leafs
Tue Apr 19, 2022 07:30 PM vs Panthers
Thu Apr 21, 2022 07:30 PM vs Rangers
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:30 PM @ Sabres
Sun Apr 24, 2022 01:00 PM vs Hurricanes
Tue Apr 26, 2022 07:00 PM @ Capitals
Thu Apr 28, 2022 07:00 PM vs Capitals
Fri Apr 29, 2022 07:30 PM vs Lightning

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