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How to Watch the Buffalo Sabres Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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If you can’t make it to KeyBank Center to watch a game in person, you can live stream Sabres games on most major streaming devices, including Roku devices, and often in a free trial.

Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Sabres fans
  2. In-market streaming options
  3. Watch the Sabres out-of-market
  4. Watching the Sabres FAQ
  5. More NHL Teams

Two live TV streaming services, fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM, both carry MSG, the regional sports network that airs Sabres games to fans in New York. Our top pick for watching the Sabres this season is DIRECTV STREAM. The DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” package carries MSG, as well as the channels you need to follow along with the NHL season all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, including ABC, ESPN, and TNT.


Watch WIVB-TV CBS News 4 Buffalo, ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBC, MSG, YES Network, and more.

$99.99 / month

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Watch WIVB-TV CBS News 4 Buffalo, ABC, ESPN, NBC, MSG, and more.

$74.99 / month

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Watch the Sabres out-of-market.

$9.99 / month

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The most important channels for Sabres fans

For fans in the Buffalo area, most Sabres regular season games are broadcast on MSG, the same regional sports network that carries Knicks games.

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In-market streaming options

In order to watch the Buffalo Sabres on DIRECTV STREAM, an upgrade to the “Choice” package is required.

The MSG broadcast of Sabres games is regional only, so make sure you live within the MSG viewing territory before signing up.

Bonus: DIRECTV STREAM also carries WIVB-TV CBS News 4 Buffalo for watching the Bills, and the YES Network for watching the Yankees.

fuboTV carries MSG in the base package as well as 1,000 hours of DVR storage. The drawback of fuboTV for NFL fans is the lack of TNT, which has become a core TV partner of the NHL and airs both important national games and playoff games.

Watch the Sabres out-of-market

You can watch the Sabres on ESPN+, but only if you live outside of Buffalo. ESPN+ is the new home of NHL.TV, which is the NHL’s out-of-market product. If you live in Buffalo, Sabres games will be blacked out on ESPN+.

Watching the Sabres FAQ

Can I watch the Sabres on Bally Sports Plus?

No, Bally Sports Plus doesn’t carry MSG, or any of the other channels you need to watch Sabres games. The only time the Sabres will appear on Bally Sports Plus will be when the Sabres play an opponent, like the Red Wings, who have a TV contract with a Bally Sports regional sports network.

Can I watch the Sabres on YES Network?

No, you cannot watch the Sabres on the YES Network. Sabres and Knicks games air on MSG, while Yankees and Nets games are broadcast on YES.

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