It doesn’t get much better than this, as the Sharks will take on the Oilers in the first round of the NHL 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks, who lost last season in the finals, and the Oilers, who did not qualify last year, will have to win four games if they want to continue with their postseason. The second and third seeds respectively are coming off great seasons and have a lot of hockey to play before they can make it to the finals, so let’s break down each team’s season.
No one wants to be called the Stanley Cup finals loser, and the Sharks have a bad history of postseason losses. Since coming into the league in the 1991-1992 season, the Sharks have only missed the playoffs six times, made it to the Conference finals four times, and into the Stanley Cup finals once. The Sharks just can’t seem to turn on the charm to win when it matters and have a bad history of choking. With Joe Thorton’s years dwindling in the NHL, the Sharks really need to start churning out the necessary wins or they will find themselves dead in the water.
It has been over ten years since the Oilers have been in the playoffs, so Edmonton is welcoming the postseason with open arms. The Oilers got a taste of Stanley Cup victory in the Gretzky years, as they won four Stanley Cups when he was with the team. Since the Gretzky trade in 1998, the Oilers have only made two Stanley cup appearances, winning one against the Bruins in 1990 and losing one to the Hurricanes in 2006. This rejuvenated team has found some magic in recent years by getting numerous number one overall draft picks. The Oilers simply rebuilt from the ground up and are back in it for a shot at the Cup.
The ice is resurfaced, the players are geared up, and the fans are ready for this best of four series. With a lot going for both teams and a lot of history behind them, the Sharks and Oilers are ready for another shot at Lord Stanley’s Cup. Now that you are caught up on the two teams, check below to see how you can live stream and watch the game online.
Sharks vs. Oilers Viewing Details
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton
TV Channel: USA (Check local listings.)
How To Live Stream Sharks vs. Oilers Online
Your best bet for watching the Sharks battle the Oilers online via a live stream is USAnetwork.com. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes USA network and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream USA network online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Sharks vs. Oilers On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.