The NHL schedule, TV channels and game times on Dec. 18

The following is the NHL schedule for Sunday, December 18, with five games listed on the fixtures, including the ESPN broadcasting coverage of the New York Rangers vs the Chicago Blackhawks and the clash between the Winnipeg Jets against the Seattle Kraken on ESPN+.

At the United Center in Chicago, the New York Rangers will attempt to extend their six-game win streak with a victory against the Chicago Blackhawks. It will be the second of the two meetings between these two teams in the regular season after the Blackhawks scored a 5-2 win in the first game on Dec. 3. Live action on Sunday night is set for 7:30 pm ET with ESPN providing the television broadcast and and the ESPN App streaming the coverage.

Chicago enters this game with a 7-18-4 overall record and is 4-10-2 in home games and is sitting eighth in the Central Division. The Blackhawks have allowed 107 goals this campaign while scoring 67 for a -40 scoring differential.

New York, in the meantime, is fourth in the Metropolitan Division and owns a 17-10-5 overall record. The Rangers have a 10-4-1 record on the road and are 14-3-0 in games they score three or more goals.

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets (19-9-1), who sit second in the Central Division and won two straight entering this contest, will go in search of a second win versus the Seattle Kraken this season when the two meet at the Climate Pledge Arena.

Live coverage of this game is on NHLPP and ESPN+ and the battle on the ice will start at 8:00 pm ET. What is at stake here on Sunday?

The Winnipeg Jets are aiming to extend a five-game road winning streak, while the Seattle Kraken will be looking to avenge the Jets winning the last meeting 3-2 in overtime.

In other games on the NHL schedule on Sunday, Ottawa Senators take on the Minnesota Wild live on the NHL Network, starting at 2:00 pm ET, Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes meet inside the PNC Arena at 5:00 pm on ESPN+, while the Calgary Flames battle against San Jose Sharks, also on ESPN+ at 10:00 pm at the SAP Center in San Jose.

Watch the NHL Schedule and TV Channels

Sunday’s Games – December 18
Ottawa Senators at Minnesota Wild, 2 p.m. – NHL NET
Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes, 5 p.m. – NHLPP|ESPN+
New York Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. – ESPN / WatchESPN and the ESPN App
Winnipeg Jets at Seattle Kraken, 8 p.m. – NHLPP|ESPN+
Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks, 10 p.m. – NHLPP|ESPN+