Reinvented, reinvigorated, ready to rumble, the Ducks and the Oilers are starting their series. These two teams have really come into their own and look killer up and down the ice. The veteran Ducks were able to eliminate the young Flames, while the young Oilers were able to eliminate the veteran Sharks. Funny enough, the last time the Oilers were in the playoffs, they eliminated the Ducks in the western conference finals to move onto the Stanley Cup finals. While the Oilers lost to the Hurricanes, the old embers of rivalry are still there between Edmonton and Anaheim, and this series might reignite that flame. Let’s take a look to see how both teams chances of winning this series.
Talk about cutting it close. Even though the Ducks were able to eliminate the Flames in four games, they sure kept the games neck and neck. There were able to win in overtime in game four, but the Flames still kept right behind the Ducks the whole series. The key for the Ducks is to always keep the edge over the Oilers, as Edmonton has proven they can eliminate playoff veteran teams. Anaheim should not underestimate this young team and throw everything they have at the Oilers if they want to win this series. The Ducks are used to fast-paced hockey and have great players on their roster to keep this young team at bay. Anaheim is not looking to have a repeat of the last time they faced the Oilers, so get ready for the Ducks to come full force.
You have to give credit where credit is due. The Oilers did make work of the Sharks. But, I still think this series will prove how great this team really is. I have said in the past how the Sharks seem to choke year after year so a real competitor like the Ducks will bring out how great the Oilers can be. By winning this series they will clear up a lot of doubt and show they are not just a first round fluke. The Oilers should also go far, seeing as they were able to get four first overall picks 2010-2012 and again in 2015. This is a young team that can really reclaim their mark back in the hockey world. The Wayne Gretzky years put this team on the map, yet they seemed to decay after their 1990 Stanley Cup win. Winning this series will truly bring a resurgence to Edmonton and help them reclaim their hockey titan title. Even if they lose this series, they can still carry the momentum into next season, and then this might be the team to beat in the coming seasons.
This series will be well fought and you do not want to miss any second of it, so check below to see how you can view this game.
Ducks vs. Oilers Viewing Details
How To Live Stream Ducks vs. Oilers Online
Your best bet for watching the Ducks battle the Oilers via a live stream is NBC Sports Live Extra. 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 live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device 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 NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note: NBC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
Watch Ducks vs. Oilers On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, NBC has you covered with their NBC Sports app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
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 store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch Anaheim vs. Edmonton for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.