How to watch Tuesday’s New York Rangers game against the Avalanche

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Dec 8, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) fights Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers will play their first game tomorrow on ESPN+ a streaming service. That will not be the only time fans will find it difficult to watch a game this season. Let’s dive in further.

We are in a new era of sports and in particular, watching them. Last season, the majority of New York Rangers games were on MSG Networks or NBCSN. This season, fans find themselves flipping out looking for some games.

With the announcements of new TV deals, ESPN and TNT will be broadcasting games this season, with some others on ABC. All and all, there will be 12 games not aired on MSG Network.

Furthermore, 3 games will require fans to purchase the ESPN+ streaming service if you want to watch them.

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Note: This article was originally published before the season began and has been updated.

How to watch all 82 Rangers games

Let’s begin with MSG Networks. Per their press release:

New York, NY (September 24, 2021) – MSG Networks, the television home of the New York Rangers, today announced the team’s telecast schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 NHL season, which will include a total of 69 regular season games and all six preseason games. The team opens their preseason at home versus the New York Islanders on Sunday, September 26th at 7:00pm ET on MSG Network. The team’s first regular season telecast will be on Thursday, October 14th when the Rangers take on the Dallas Stars at home, with coverage getting underway at 6:30pm ET on MSG Network.

Every Rangers Game, Pregame and Postgame Show Airing on MSG Networks to Stream on MSG GO

Here are the 12 games not on MSGN, including ESPN+ which you must subscribe to:

  • Oct 13 vs @Capitals (7:30 PM ET, TNT)
  • Oct 31 vs @Kraken (9:00 PM ET, NHL)
  • Dec 14 vs @Avalanche (9:00 PM ET, ESPN+)
  • Jan 19 vs Maple Leafs (7:30 PM ET, TNT)
  • Feb 1 vs Panthers (7:00 PM ET, ESPN+)
  • Feb 24 vs Capitals (7:00 PM ET, ESPN)
  • Feb 26 vs @Penguins (3:00 PM ET, ABC)
  • Mar 2 vs Blues (7:30 PM ET, TNT)
  • Mar 19 vs @Lightning (8:00 PM ET, ABC)
  • Mar 30 vs @Red Wings (7:30 PM ET, TNT)
  • Apr 7 vs Penguins (7:00 PM ET, ESPN+)
  • Apr 23 vs @Bruins (3:00 PM ET, ABC)

Check your local listings for all games not on ESPN+

For Comcast XFinity subscribers who just lost MSG. Here’s what you need to know:

Via MSG Networks:

MSG Networks encourages its loyal viewers to visit for more information, including how to switch to one of the distributors of MSG Networks that treat fans fairly.

  • Verizon Fios 800 VERIZON (937-4966)
  • DirecTV – 844-778-7024
  • DirecTV Stream
  • FUBO TV – 844-441-3826

Games on ESPN+

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ESPN+ can be purchased on its own or as a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu. You can only watch them on a streaming device such as a SmartTV. The service is also available through AppleTV, ROKU, FireTV, and more.


You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $6.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $69.99 per year. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99 per month.

I hope this information was helpful.

Note: This article was published on Oct 1

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