It will be the first opening night for the NHL on ESPN since 2003, and the first NHL game that counts since the Bolts claimed the Cup on July 7th. Right now the Lightning are +700 to three-peat as champions at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the Penguins entering the season at +2500 to claim another Cup for captain Sidney Crosby.
You can watch the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET. The network’s new NHL-based pregame show, The Point, will kick off the coverage at 7:00 p.m. ET.
If you aren’t around a TV to watch the game on Tuesday, you can stream it via ESPN+ or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a subscription. If you don’t have a login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Penguins vs. Lightning game info
Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: ESPN+/WatchESPN app