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The Edmonton Oilers are an NHL team that plays in the Western Conference. After a second place finish in the Pacific Division last season, some NHL fans in Canada are predicting a deep playoff run for the Oilers in 2022-23. You can live stream Oilers games on most major streaming devices, but the live TV streaming services that carry the games vary by country, with U.S. and Canadian hockey fans having to watch Oilers games on different platforms.
For Canadian hockey fans in, and around, Edmonton, all 82 Oilers games will be carried on Sportsnet NOW. Out-of-market Oilers fans in Canada can watch the team by upgrading to Sportsnet NOW Premium, which has replaced NHL Live as the out-of-market NHL solution for Canadian fans this season.
In the United States, Oilers fans can watch most regular season games on ESPN+, and upgrade to the Hulu + Live TV ESPN+ bundle to access full coverage of the 2022-23 NHL season, including nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, and TNT, as well as Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The most important channels for Oilers fans
In Canada, the most important channel for Oilers fans in Sportsnet NOW, the platform that has the rights to all 82 in-market Oilers broadcasts. In the United States, the majority of Oilers regular season games can be live streamed on ESPN+, and when the Oilers are featured in a nationally televised game, the broadcasts will air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice
|Hulu + Live TV
|Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra
|Sling Orange & Blue
$99.99 / month
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$46 / month
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Can I watch the Oilers on ESPN+?
If you live in the U.S., you can watch most Oilers regular season games on ESPN+.
ESPN+ lacks ABC, ESPN, and TNT, so you can’t watch marquee national games, or the Stanley Cup Playoffs with ESPN+.
It is also worth noting that NHL Network’s out-of-market TV rights trump the ESPN+ rights for 75 games each season, resulting in blackouts.
The ESPN Plus out-of-market NHL Lineup, which features over 1,000 games every season, isn’t available to Canadian viewers.
Can I watch the Oilers on Hulu + Live TV?
If you live in the U.S., signing up for the Hulu + Live TV bundle gets you every Oilers game, except the handful of games that air on NHL Network.
While ESPN+ can be purchased à la carte, NHL fans who want access to more channels, including the channels that air marquee NHL matchups, can buy ESPN+ as part of the Hulu + Live TV bundle.
Watching the Oilers FAQ
For this season, NHL Live has been retired, and Sportsnet NOW Premium is the new home of the NHL’s out-of-market Canadian broadcasts.
Unfortunately, the ESPN+ NHL out-of-market lineup is only available in the U.S., and can’t be viewed in Canada. In Canada, Sportsnet NOW Premium is the best option for watching out-of-market hockey.