Through the years, the NHL All-star game has been a favorite of many, and is always played in different venues in North America. In 2022, the game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Feb. 5th with the skills competition taking place the night before. The arena is the home of the Golden Knights. The NHL All-Star game is always exciting, and this year promises to be no different as the players compete in Las Vegas. There are several coverage options, and you can watch the game live online without geo-restrictions by using a VPN.
How to watch the NHL All-Star Game with a VPN
You can watch this NHL skills competition and All-Star Game by connecting to a VPN in the United States or Canada:
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee)
- Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your desktop or mobile device. You can also use their MediaStreamer service to watch on game console or set top box.
- Open the app and connect to a server in the US.
- Since it will be on the ESPN in the US, you can want to sign up for ESPN+ streaming service.
- Before trying to watch the events, make sure you are connected to a server in the US.
- If you have any questions or would like help, the ExpressVPN support team is available 24 hours a day.
Where can I watch the NHL All-Star Events?
For almost 20 years the NHL All-Star events were broadcast on NBC but that will change in 2022. This year the NHL Skills Competition and NHL All-Star Game will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN. We recommend signing up for ESPN+ to enjoy all the action. It only costs $6.99 a month and will give you access to 1,000+ games during the NHL season.
You can also stream the NHL All-Star game on CBC for free. Yo do this you will need to connect to a VPN server in Canada. We prefer ESPN+ since they will be providing full coverage of the event but it’s always nice to have a free alternative.
2022 NHL All-Star Game Info
This year marks the 66th annual NHL All-star game, and it looks like the NHL is keeping the significant changes made to the format of the competition last year. Instead of one contest with two teams, there will be three 20 minute games. All-stars are divided into four teams, representing the league’s 4 divisions in a mini-playoff style. All three games will be held in a 3 vs 3 format with a winner take all $1 million prize.
Unlike other professional sports, the NHL uses fan voting to help choose who will be in the game. Which players will help their division win the $1 million prize?. Tune in to find out.
The continued format changes and location have excited the players, with many ready to compete in San Jose. The lights will shine on the best hockey players in the world this weekend. As always, the game is sure to be a real boost to the local economy. The winning team in this all-star “mini tournament” will take home $1 million dollars.
If you want to watch this exciting game, you could buy tickets and go in person. Keep in mind, however, that the prices begin at $535 for the weekend, not including travel expenses. If you are like most of us, you will want to watch the game on TV. The game begins at 3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST, and will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN, CBC, and Sportsnet. If you are not located in North America, are traveling abroad, or don’t have access to a cable or satellite subscription, you would need to use a VPN.
Who will be competing this year?
Let’s take a look at the players selected from each division:
- Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs (captain)
- Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Jonathan Huberdeau – Florida Panthers
- Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins
- Lucas Raymond – Detroit Red Wings
- Drake Batherson – Ottawa Senators
- Aaron Ekblad – Florida Panthers
- Rasmus Dahlin – Buffalo Sabres
- Chris Wideman – Montreal Canadiens
- Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay Lightning
- Jack Campbell – Toronto Maple Leafs
- Alex Ovechkin – Washington Capitals (captain)
- Artemi Panarin – New York Rangers
- Jake Guentzel – Pittsburgh Penguins
- Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes
- Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers
- Chris Kreider – New York Rangers
- Adam Fox – New York Rangers
- Dougie Hamilton – New Jersey Devils
- Zach Werenski – Columbus Blue Jackets
- Ilya Sorokin – New York Islanders
- Frederik Andersen – Carolina Hurricanes
- Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche (captain)
- Kirill Kaprizov – Minnesota Wild
- Nazem Kadri – Colorado Avalanche
- Vladimir Tarasenko – St. Louis Blues
- Kyle Connor – Winnipeg Jets
- Joe Pavelski – Dallas Stars
- Cale Makar – Colorado Avalanche
- Roman Josi – Nashville Predators
- Shayne Gostisbehere – Arizona Coyotes
- Juuse Saros – Nashville Predators
- Marc-Andre Fleury – Chicago Blackhawks
- Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers (captain)
- Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers
- Troy Terry – Anaheim Ducks
- Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames
- Mark Stone – Vegas Golden Knights
- Yanni Gourde – Seattle Kraken
- Drew Doughty – Los Angeles Kings
- Quinn Hughes – Vancouver Canucks
- Erik Karlsson – San Jose Sharks
- Jacob Markstrom – Calgary Flames
- Thatcher Demko – Vancouver Canucks