When Is The Next Frozen Frenzy?

By Kapil Sapkota / 1 November 2023 09:13 AM

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When is the next Frozen Frenzy? No official announcement has been made about the next Frozen Frenzy show after the first event on October 24.

Moreover, the league's official broadcasting partner and producer of the show, ESPN also has not released any information about the same.

NHL Frozen Frenzy occurred on Tuesday for the first time in the history of the NHL featuring the best plays, goals, hits, and moments of the night.

The event was available exclusively on the ESPN network. Furthermore, fans with an ESPN+ subscription had access to stream the event online.

Being a first attempt, the show served as a trial for both ESPN and the NHL. Their effort was not wasted as it delivered a positive response from their fans and the players as well.

Fortunately, the new show became a hit among the fans, and a total of an impressive 918,000 peak viewers were recorded across both ESPN and ESPN2 during the quarter-hour segment at 9:15 pm ET.

Following this early success of NHL Frozen Frenzy, the NHL may collaborate with its television partners to continue the show in the future.

What is Frozen Frenzy NHL?

Frozen Frenzy is ESPN's look-in studio show hosted by John Buccigross and analyst Kevin Weekes. The show highlights the best plays, hits, goals, and moments of the night.

The new show is available exclusively on ESPN+ from 7-8 p.m. and on ESPN2 and ESPN+ from 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Fans will get to enjoy a total of 6.5 hours of unprecedented, non-stop NHL coverage.

On 24 October, NHL fans got to see the first-ever episode of Frozen Frenzy. The NHL show acts as a mirror to the NFL's RedZone-style show.

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For the first time, all 32 NHL teams were in action with a 16-game schedule that started at 6 p.m. ET. ESPN+ and ESPN2 had a whip-around coverage from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in addition to a tripleheader on ESPN.

The show covered most of the important and intense moments of all the games played that night. The NHL teams had 15-minute staggered start times so that the fans could watch continuous action throughout the night.

It began with a puck drop on a match between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals at 6 p.m. Auston Matthews from the Leafs and Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals were the most exciting reasons to watch the show.

Matthews is only the fifth player in NHL history who opened a season with back-to-back hat trick performances, while Ovechkin is one of the leading goal scorers in the NHL.

A senior writer for, Dan Rosen reached ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut to provide all the behind-the-scenes action for the fans. VP, Editor-in-Chief Bill Price provided all the action on the ice from his New Jersey bunker.

NHL Frozen Frenzy Schedule

The match between the Maple Leafs and the Capitals on October 24 became the first one to be covered at the first NHL Frozen Frenzy show.

Most of the games were started with a difference of 15 minutes from other games. Meanwhile, some of the games at night began with a difference of 30 minutes.

The match between the Leafs and Capitals started at 6 p.m. The next game started after 30 minutes when the Anaheim Ducks faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 6:30 p.m.

Another regular season game took place 15 minutes later at 6:45 p.m., the Buffalo Sabres meeting the Ottawa Senators on the ice.

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Here is the complete schedule of the first NHL Frozen Frenzy event for the 2023-24 season:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Washington Capitals 
    6 p.m.

  • Anaheim Ducks vs Columbus Blue Jackets
    6:30 p.m.

  • Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators
    6:45 p.m.

  • Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning
    7 p.m.

  • New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens
    7:15 p.m.

  • Dallas Stars vs Pittsburgh Penguins
    7:30 p.m.

  • San Jose Sharks vs Florida Panthers
    7:45 p.m.

  • Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders
    8 p.m.

  • Seattle Kraken vs Detroit Red Wings
    8:15 p.m.

  • Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks
    8:30 p.m.

  • St. Louis Blues vs Winnipeg Jets
    8:45 p.m.

  • Edmonton Oilers vs Minnesota Wild
    9 p.m.

  • Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators
    9:15 p.m.

  • New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames
    9:45 p.m.

  • Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings
    10:30 p.m.

  • Philadelphia Flyers vs Vegas Golden Knights
    11 p.m.

A total of 102 goals were scored on the historic Frozen Frenzy night. The result of the regular-season games played at the night is as follows:

  • Washington - Toronto 1:4
  • Columbus - Anaheim 2:3
  • Ottawa - Buffalo 4:6
  • Tampa Bay - Carolina 3:0
  • Montreal - New Jersey 2:5
  • Pittsburgh - Dallas 1:4
  • Florida - San Jose 3:1
  • New York Islanders - Colorado 4:7
  • Detroit - Seattle 4:5
  • Chicago - Boston 0:3
  • Winnipeg - St. Louis 4:2
  • Minnesota - Edmonton 7:4
  • Nashville - Vancouver 2:3
  • Calgary - New York Rangers 1:3
  • Los Angeles - Arizona 6:3
  • Vegas - Philadelphia 3:2

What channel is Frozen Frenzy on?

Frozen Frenzy is a production of ESPN collaborating with the NHL. The show was available exclusively on ESPN and ESPN2 channels.

Moreover, a streaming service of the event was available for the subscribers of ESPN+.

A tripleheader of games, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, and Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vegas Golden Knights started at 6 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN+.

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The NHL Frozen Frenzy live whip-around studio show began at 7 p.m. exclusively on ESPN+. The show hosted by John Buccigross and Kevin Weekes was covered by ESPN2 and ESPN+ from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

A combined 6.5 hours of unprecedented, non-stop NHL coverage of all 32 games was featured on the rare NHL show.

Prior to NHL Frozen Frenzy, ESPN’s NHL studio show, The Point returned at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN+ on October 24.

More than 1,050 out-of-market NHL games will be available through NHL Power Play on ESPN+ in addition to 50 exclusive games on ESPN+ /Hulu throughout the season. All ESPN+ subscribers can stream those games.

How to watch NHL Frozen Frenzy in Canada?

The Canadian audience got to watch only four NHL games on TV during the first-ever Frozen Frenzy night as ESPN+ is not available in Canada.

In simple words, no legal way was available for Canadian fans to watch Frozen Frenzy on TV or stream it online. Still, some of the regular season games were available for Canadian fans on TV.

The Sports Network (TSN) covered the games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens, and St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets on the Frozen Frenzy night.

Cable subscribers in the West and Pacific regions had access to the Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators broadcasts, respectively.

Audiences in all regions accessed the Calgary Flames at the New York Rangers broadcast on Sportsnet 360. 

However, the subscribers of basic cable in Ontario were unable to watch any of these games.

Sportsnet simulcasts the ESPN broadcast of NHL regular season games in Canada.

Sportsnet+ subscribers can access the most number of NHL games excluding the regional blackouts for the Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, and Ottawa Senators games.

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