How to Watch Kings vs Stars Game Today

Tyler Seguin

Getty Dallas' Tyler Seguin and Los Angeles' Adrian Kempe battle for the puck.

The Dallas Stars (2-2-0) will play in a packed home arena for the first time in 591 days when facing the Los Angeles Kings (1-2-0) on Friday.

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The game (8:30 p.m. ET start time) won’t be televised, but anyone in the US can watch the Kings vs Stars live on ESPN+:

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ESPN+ will have about 75 of these exclusive national NHL games (no blackouts for in-market viewers) this season. It also includes every out-of-market, non-nationally televised game (about 1,000 games in total), plus dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary in existence and additional original content (both video and written) all for $6.99 for a month or $69.99 for a year (or about seven cents per NHL game if you want to look at it that way). It’s a must-have option for NHL fans in the United States.

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Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch the Kings vs Stars 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 (such as 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 via ESPN.com.


Kings vs Stars Preview

Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness sent a message to fans on Thursday, the eve of the first home game that a full house of fans could attend in 591 days because of COVID-19.

“We’re really looking forward to it because our fans are so enthusiastic and they give us a big boost,” Bowness told the media. “We’d love to skate out for the warmup tomorrow night and have this pace full at 7:00 p.m. for the warmup.”

The Stars have only known raucous opposing crowds out east on a four-game road trip to start this season. After escaping Madison Square Garden with a 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers on Oct. 14, the Stars dropped two straight on the road at Boston and Ottawa. Dallas closed out the road trip with a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

“There’s a lot more coming. That’s how tight this league is,” Bowness said per The Athletic’s Saad Yousuf. “We’ve been able to practice it this year a little bit more, which we’ll continue to do. We didn’t practice it at all last year because of the schedule, but we’ll continue to practice it.”

Los Angeles started the season with a bang, beating rival Vegas 6-2 on Oct. 14 at Staples Center. The Kings then fell in one-goal losses to the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators.

“We’ve got to push, and we’ve got to score more goals for sure,” Kings forward Phillip Danault said per NHL.com’s Kurt Dusterberg. It will come. It’s just a matter of time.”

The Kings have scored three goals since the six-goal output against Vegas. Kings center Anze Kopitar generated more than half of the team’s first nine goals with five goals of his own. He also assisted on three goals.

“He’s a shooter,” Kings head coach Todd McLellan said per The Athletic’s Lisa Dillman. “He wants to shoot the puck. He does shoot the puck from everywhere. He has a quickness and a tenacity to him that is effective. He’s got a pretty good engine and can play with those top players for a lot of minutes.”

Dallas hasn’t produced much scoring despite the return of star center Tyler Seguin. He missed most of last season due to injury after a 17-goal, 33-assist performance in the 2019-2020 season when the team reached the Stanley Cup Finals.

Overall, the Stars have seven goals in four games. Left wing Michael Raffl is the only Stars player with more than one goal. He has two goals and an assist this season.


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