The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers will look to secure their first victory of the preseason on Saturday while preparing players for the NHL regular season.
In the US, the game (7 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on NBC Sports Washington (in local markets; Capitals broadcast) and NBC Sports Philadelphia + (in local markets, Flyers broadcast), and it will also air live on ESPN + for all US non-market viewers.
Here’s a full rundown of all the different ways you can watch a Capitals vs Flyers live stream online:
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If the game is in your market
You can watch NBC Sports Washington live (live in local markets), NBC Sports Philadelphia + (local markets) and over 100 other live TV channels on FuboTV, with a free seven-day trial:
FuboTV Free Trial
Once registered with FuboTV, you can watch the Capitals vs Flyers live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X / S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer through the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour retrospective feature, which lets you watch most games on demand within three days after they are concluded, even if you do not save them.
Hulu with live TV
You can watch a live broadcast from NBC Sports Washington (live in local markets), NBC Sports Philadelphia + (local markets), and over 65 other TV channels through Hulu With Live TV, which includes a seven-day free trial:
Hulu Free Trial with Live TV
Once signed up to Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Capitals vs Flyers live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X / S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (like a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer through the Hulu website.
You can also watch live through ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have it, you can use your Hulu credentials to sign in and watch.
If the game is out of your market
If you live in the US but aren’t in the Capitals or Flyers market, you can watch the game live on ESPN +:
Get ESPN +
ESPN + replaced NHL.TV this year, which means it will have all non-market NHL games during the regular season (and some during the preseason). It also includes at least one exclusive NHL game (available in all markets, not televised elsewhere) per week, as well as other live sports, each 30 for 30 documentary and additional original content (video and written) on all for $ 6.99 per month.
Or, if you also want Disney + and Hulu, you can get all three for $ 13.99 per month. Separately, the three streaming services would cost a total of $ 20.97 per month, so you save around 33%:
Get the ESPN +, Disney + and Hulu bundle
Once registered with ESPN +, you can watch the Capitals vs Flyers live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X / S, any device with Android TV (like a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer through ESPN.com.
Preview Capitals vs Flyers
Philadelphia (0-1-1) and Washington (0-1-1) face off at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia amid preseason action. The NHL regular season kicks off on October 12.
The Philadelphia Flyers lost 3-2 in overtime to the New York Islanders on Tuesday and 4-2 to the Boston Bruins on Thursday. Ego Zamula, Maksim Sushko and Joel Farabee scored goals for the Flyers in losses.
Washington fell to the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Wednesday. The Capitals had goals from John Carlson, TJ Oshie and Mike Vecchione. In the Capitals’ opener on September 26, Garrett Pilon and Joe Snively scored goals, but the team lost 3-2 to the Bruins in overtime.
The Capitals reduced their roster ahead of Saturday’s game and sent defenseman Vincent Iorio to the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, according to Mike Vogel of WashingtonCaps.com. Washington’s second-round pick in this year’s draft, Iorio only played in the loss to New Jersey.
Four Capitals will make their preseason debuts against the Flyers, Vogel reported. This includes defenseman Toby Geisser and forwards Carl Hagelin, Garnet Hathaway and Nic Dowd. All three played every regular season game last season with the same line.
“I think what made our line so successful was that we were all on the same page, day in and day out,” said Dowd per Vogel. “We understand each other and the three of us have tried to be and have been very consistent in our pre-game game plan.”
Philadelphia will go with its starters against the Capitals. Flyers goaltender Martin Jones is expected to play the entire game, according to philadelphiaflyers.com’s Bill Melzer. Melzer noted that the Flyers “trained with their potential opening night roster” in a practice session on Friday.