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How To Watch Pittsburgh Penguins Games

by David Miklos Hazi
Watch Pittsburgh Penguins Games

Watching the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games has never been easier. In the 2021 NHL season, there are several different cord-cutting options available to watch Pittsburgh Penguins games without cable. In this review, we will cover several different available methods such as AT&T TV, AT&T TV NOW, ESPN+, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, NHL.TV, and Sling TV.

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Watch Pittsburgh Penguins Live Without Cable

The Pittsburgh Penguins will play a shortened 56 game season in the 2021 NHL season. To live stream the Pittsburgh Penguins without cable you will need a streaming service that carries AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh and NBC Sports Network. Due to carriage disputes in the industry, it is very important to check which services carry these channels because many of them have changed their channel offerings. However, there are still options available to stream the game legally and in high definition quality.

Here is the list of the channels required to watch Penguins hockey games and the different services that offer them.

ChannelsAT&T TV
AT&T TV NOW
Fubo TV
Hulu
Sling TV
YouTube TV
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
NBC Sports Network
*Information provided for the Pittsburgh, PA cord-cutters.

Pittsburgh Penguins TV Schedule 2021 Season

OpponentTime & DateChannelAT&T TV NOWAT&T TVFubo TVHuluSling TVYouTube TV
@ Philadelphia FlyersWed, Jan 13 5:30 PMNBC Sports Network
@ Philadelphia FlyersFri, Jan 15 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Washington CapitalsSun, Jan 17 12:00 PMNBC
Washington CapitalsTue, Jan 19 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
New York RangersFri, Jan 22 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New York RangersSun, Jan 24 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Boston BruinsTue, Jan 26 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Boston BruinsThu, Jan 28 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New York RangersSat, Jan 30 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New York RangersMon, Feb 1 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
New Jersey DevilsTue, Feb 2 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New Jersey DevilsThu, Feb 4 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New York IslandersSat, Feb 6 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New Jersey DevilsTue, Feb 9 6:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
@ New York IslandersThu, Feb 11 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Washington CapitalsSun, Feb 14 3:00 PMNBC
Washington CapitalsTue, Feb 16 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
New York IslandersThu, Feb 18 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New York IslandersSat, Feb 20 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Washington CapitalsTue, Feb 23 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
@ Washington CapitalsThu, Feb 25 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New York IslandersSat, Feb 27 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New York IslandersSun, Feb 28 5:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Philadelphia FlyersTue, Mar 2 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
Philadelphia FlyersThu, Mar 4 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New York RangersSun, Mar 7 7:30 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
New York RangersTue, Mar 9 6:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
@ Buffalo SabresThu, Mar 11 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Buffalo SabresSat, Mar 13 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Boston BruinsMon, Mar 15 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Boston BruinsTue, Mar 16 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
@ New Jersey DevilsFri, Mar 19 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New Jersey DevilsSun, Mar 21 1:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Buffalo SabresWed, Mar 24 8:00 PMNBC Sports Network
Buffalo SabresSat, Mar 27 1:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New York IslandersMon, Mar 29 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
New York IslandersTue, Mar 30 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Boston BruinsThu, Apr 1 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Boston BruinsSat, Apr 3 1:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New York RangersTue, Apr 6 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
@ New York RangersThu, Apr 8 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ New Jersey DevilsSun, Apr 11 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Philadelphia FlyersTue, Apr 13 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network
Philadelphia FlyersThu, Apr 15 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Buffalo SabresSat, Apr 17 3:00 PMNBC
@ Buffalo SabresTue, Apr 20 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New Jersey DevilsThu, Apr 22 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
New Jersey DevilsSat, Apr 24 12:30 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Boston BruinsSun, Apr 25 3:00 PMNBC
Boston BruinsTue, Apr 27 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Washington CapitalsThu, Apr 29 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Washington CapitalsSat, May 1 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Philadelphia FlyersMon, May 3 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
@ Philadelphia FlyersTue, May 4 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Buffalo SabresThu, May 6 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Buffalo SabresSat, May 8 7:00 PMAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
*All times are EST and subject to change.
**Availability based on in-market location.
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Watch Penguins Games With AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV Penguins Streams
The top option for watching Penguins games is AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now. Currently, AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now offers regional sports networks for all 24 US-based NHL teams, except the Philadelphia Flyers, including Fox Sports RSNs, NBC Sports RSNs, and AT&T Sports RSNs. However, if your team is available on another streaming platform, then this service may not be the best available option.

AT&T TV is a hybrid service that mixes traditional cable TV with streaming TV and AT&T TV NOW is a traditional streaming platform. NOW was formerly DIRECTV NOW but is now under the AT&T brand. Both services essentially offer the same channel packs and plans.

These channels are available on the Max package which is available for $80/month. The Max package has 60+ channels including BET, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, Fox Sports, TBS, TNT, and many more. Like the other streaming options, there are no installation costs or hidden fees.

Check to see if there are any special offerings to AT&T Unlimited and internet customers. AT&T regularly offers free VISA rewards gift cards for their regular service. Also included are 500 hours of cloud-based DVR storage and 3 simultaneous streams.

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Stream Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Games With fuboTV

Penguins on fuboTV

fuboTV does not offer AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh; however, it does have other hockey channels. Most notably, this live streaming service gives subscribers access to most of the TV networks that carry NHL games such as NBC Sports Network, NBC, and MSG, MSG+, and NESN. FOX Sports Regional Networks are no longer available due to carriage disputes. Additionally, this service does not require a contract nor does it have any installation costs.

Currently, fuboTV offers regional sports networks for 9 NHL teams. These teams include Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, and Washington Capitals. fuboTV is the least expensive option for MSG, MSG+, and NESN.

Another top reason to get fuboTV is that it offers NHL Network which typically airs ~100 NHL games every season. Only Sling TV and fuboTV offer NHL Network.

fuboTV offers the following packages: Family ($64.99/month) and Elite ($79.99/month) plans. The fubo Family package contains 111 channels; 3 screens at once, and 250 hours of cloud DVR and the Elite package has 157 channels, 5 screens at once, 1000 hours of cloud DVR, and fubo Extra.

Cord-cutters interested in this service can sign-up by going through our link and starting a 7-day free trial. Please read our comprehensive fuboTV review for more details about this service.

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Steam Live Penguins Games With Hulu With Live TV

Hulu Streaming Service

Hulu With Live TV was once one of the top options available for NHL games; however, Hulu now only offers availability to watch 4 NHL teams. These NHL teams are Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, and the Washington Capitals. Much like other streaming platforms Fox Sports RSNs are no longer available due to carriage disputes with Sinclair.

With that said Hulu does carry NBC Sports Network which does air several Pittsburgh Penguins games this season.

Hulu only offers one live streaming TV package which is priced at $54.99/month. In addition to sports, Hulu + Live TV contains over 65 channels. Other popular channels offered by this service include Animal Planet, FX, National Geographic, History, USA, local channels, and more.

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Watch Live Pittsburgh Penguins Games With Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is no longer a great option for NHL games due to the loss of regional sports networks. However, just like Hulu, Sling TV does carry NBC Sports Network. Unlike cable or satellite TV, the service does not require a contract nor does it have any installation costs.

Currently, Sling TV offers regional sports networks for 2 NHL teams. The two teams available are the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals. Sling TV is one of two streaming services that offer NHL Network, so if you are looking for some Penguins games and national coverage of the week’s top matchups then this might be for you.

Sling TV offers the Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans. Both streaming plans cost $30/month or you can get Orange + Blue for $40/month. Most NHL fans are going to want the Blue plan. For an extra $10 you can sign-up for the Sports Extra add-on to get NHL Network. Sports Extra gives subscribers access to even more sports such as football, baseball, and basketball.

Please read our comprehensive Sling TV review for more details.

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Stream NHL.TV With ESPN+

Watch Live Sports On ESPN+

ESPN+ is a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International group in partnership with ESPN. The service is a great way to watch Penguins games this season. ESPN+ is the exclusive home to Quest For The Stanley Cup and the nightly NHL highlights and discussion program, In The Crease.

Additionally, ESPN+ offers more than 180 regular-season NHL games as part of its regular subscription which costs $5.99/month or $59.99/annual. If you subscribe to Disney+ and/or Hulu you can bundle ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu together for just $12.99/month. You can bundle these services together by going to the ESPN+ website.

Fans will also be able to purchase and watch the entire NHL.TV package as part of ESPN+ for an additional price of $24.99/month or $99.99/annually. You can also purchase a single team pass for $84.99/annually.

NHL.TV is a standalone streaming service that lets you live stream every out-of-market NHL game. One of the major features is it allows you to watch up to four games at once, all season long. Additionally, you can choose not only from extra camera angles (two over-the-goal cameras, a zipline aerial cam, and the first-person ref cam) but also which audio hear: the television broadcast or the play-by-play for the team you’re cheering for. That’s in addition to an on-demand library of previous games and DVR capabilities that allow you to save, pause, and rewind as needed. Plus, it streams in 60 frames per second.

ESPN+ also offers live and on-demand coverage of MLB, MLS, UFC, college football, and several other popular sports. Watch ESPN’s original content such as Peyton’s Places, 30 For 30, E:60, and more. Read our comprehensive ESPN+ review.

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How To Stream Pittsburgh Penguins Games Out-of-Market

NHL is one of those sports that has a lot of blackout restrictions, especially for hockey cord-cutters. The good news is there is a way around these blackout restrictions for most of the services covered in this guide. The best way to do this is to pair NHL.TV with a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Services like NHL.TV will blackout your local team. However, there is good news and that news is VPNs or Virtual Private Networks. VPNs help protect your streaming data and viewing habits by encrypting it. Today’s VPNs are fast and inexpensive.

A VPN allows you to “mask” your IP address by connecting to a server in another location. If your local hockey team has blackouts then you simply connect to a different region that is able to show your team. You may also use a VPN to access RSNs in different geographical regions.

Our top-rated VPN is ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN is a fast, reliable, and inexpensive option to pair with your favorite streaming service. Plans begin as low as $8.32/month. We love ExpressVPN because it has the necessary speed required to route streaming video with little to no loss in quality. You can try ExpressVPN free for 30-days.

Please Note: Using a VPN may be against your streaming service’s user agreement and you should proceed with caution.

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Illegal Streams of Pittsburgh Penguins Games

It is our policy to never recommend any illegal streams of NHL games or anything else. Many illegal “free” streams put you at considerable risk to acquire viruses and dangerous malware. Most illegal streams are terrible quality and frequently go dark in the middle of a game. Do you want to risk missing the game’s biggest moment because a stream went down? We do not believe it is worth the risk by any means just to save a few bucks.

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2021 NHL Team Guide For Watching Games Online

North Division
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
Vancouver Canucks
East Division
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
West Division
Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Colorado Avalance
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Vegas Golden Knights
Central Division
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Nashville Predators
Tampa Bay Lightning

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