Since VS channel in N. America seems to carry 99% of non local games you'll not see a single NHL game on cable or DirecTV down here if the last 3 years are any indication. Your best bet is a decent internet connection and NHL Pass on the nhl.com website. It costs about $150 for the entire season. I usually purchase it for the 2nd half of the season after the NFL is over and it works well. Even The Corner sports bar has very limited NHL coverage.