HOW TO WATCH THE LEAFS, SENATORS AND CANADIENS WITHOUT BLACKOUTS
If you live in Eastern Ontario on the border of the red and blue portions of the map, specifically in or around Prince Edward Country, you fall within one of the most unique broadcast territories in Canada. Technically, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens are all your local team.
Since NHL LIVE™ is an out-of-market product, this means that with a subscription, you are blacked out from streaming the “home” team in any given market. To simplify, if you live in Prince Edward Country, you will be blacked out from watching regional Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Senators games.
Note: If you are a fan of the Leafs, Senators or Canadiens but live outside of Eastern Ontario, Quebec or the Maritimes, a NHL LIVE™ subscription allows you to stream the Leafs, Senators or Canadiens, as you are then out-of-market.
Note: The above game count chart is for guidance purposes and reflects the shortened 2020-21 NHL season. The number of games beside each team is what a user in Eastern Ontario (between Belleville and Kingston) can expect with a subscription to NHL LIVE™.
With a full season subscription to NHL LIVE™, you would be blacked out from streaming 40 Senators, 34 Canadiens and 26 Maple Leafs regional games. You would, however, be able to stream all national games for all three teams—16 Senators games, 22 Canadiens games and 30 Maple Leafs games.
National games are ones that can be viewed by everybody from coast to coast on programs such as Hockey Night in Canada and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey. Aside from national Senators, Canadiens and Maple Leafs games, you would also be able to watch over 500 national and out-of-market NHL games (including all outdoor games and regional games for other teams), as well as the entire 2021 Stanley Cup® Playoffs.
If you think that you may lie on the boundary between regions and are unsure of which one you fall within, check out our handy What Can I Watch? tool. Simply follow the link, choose your province and the team you’re attempting to watch and enter your postal code—it will tell you which region you are in and which games are available to you.
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From Gananoque/Kingston/Napanee to Brighton / Colborne (including Belleville / Trenton) Includes: Brighton/Colborne, Belleville / Trenton, Warkworth/Hastings, Norwood/Havelock, Warsaw/Lakefield, Apsley, Bancroft/Harcourt at the Western boundary Includes: Kingston and Gananoque on the Eastern boundary
- The Regional Boundaries are not cleanly defined
- Some people along the regional boundaries may fall in or out of a given region based on the postal code definitions provided by the NHL