What is the difference between Out-of-Market and In-Market NHL games?

Out-of-market vs. in-market refers to where you’re watching a game from. It is to do with your physical location at the time of watching a game, and not whether a team is playing at home or on the road.

Out-of-market refers to games that are available outside of the designated broadcast region you live in.

  • For example: A Toronto Maple Leaf fan that lives in Vancouver would be considered out-of-market for Leaf games, as the Canucks are the in-market team. Out-of-market fans is what NHL LIVE is designed for.

In-market refers to games that are available within your designated broadcast region. In-market games are not available within NHL LIVE.

  • For example: A Toronto Maple Leaf fan that lives in Toronto would be considered in-market for Leaf games


NHL LIVE gives you access to hundreds national & out-of-market games for the 2020-21 NHL season, plus every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Regional restrictions apply.​

$74.99/ season
  • Stream the final weeks of the regular season, plus the 2021 Stanley Cup® Playoffs
$29.99/ month
  • Enjoy the same access as a Full Season Pass without the commitment! Pay one month at a time, and cancel whenever you like.
monthly billing


If you have already subscribed to NHL LIVE™ via iTunes or Google Play, please register via settings page in the app to watch across all devices.


*National games include: Hockey Night in Canada, Wednesday Night Hockey and Hometown Hockey
1. For details on purchase, refund and auto-renewal policies, see NHL LIVE Terms of Service.
2. If you have subscribed through the iTunes App Store or Google Play, their purchase and refund policies apply.
3. Blackouts restrictions for in-market games lifted 48 hours after game