NHL CENTER ICE gives you the ultimate hockey-viewing experience.


Learn more about NHL CENTER ICE

NHL® CENTER ICE® gives you up to 40 out-of-market games a week. From the first face-off to the final stretch of the season, you’ll feel the excitement of the game as you watch all your favorite teams and players.

NHL Network

During the NHL season, the NHL Network (Ch. 215) is included in your subscription to NHL CENTER ICE. In the off-season, you’ll need to subscribe to a package that includes the NHL Network – Ultimate or above. Learn more at

Also available in HD, the NHL Network delivers live games, daily highlight shows and up-to-the-minute news from around the league-24/7.

Text NHL to 223-322 and follow the prompts.
Or sign in at and select Manage My Subscription to add it.  

For team schedules, see the DIRECTV sports schedule.

Watch games in HD
Most games on NHL CENTER ICE are available in HD. The actual number of games varies due to blackout restrictions and whether they are available to DIRECTV in HD.

NHL Center Ice games are broadcast on Ch. 769-785.
HD games are represented by a -1 in the program guide. For example, if the Ducks vs. Bruins game is broadcast in SD on Ch. 769, you can see it in HD (if available) on Ch. 769-1.

Dual Feeds
If you want to catch both sides of the game, check out Dual Feeds. When available, this feature lets you choose between the home and away broadcasts of the same game. For example, if the Ducks are playing the Bruins, you can see the Ducks broadcast on Ch. 765 and the Bruins broadcast on Ch. 766.

Heads up: DIRECTV HD receiver (model H23 and later), HD TV equipment and a qualifying programming package are required.