The Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks close out opening night of the second-round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs. The two familiar foes battled it out all season, with the Duck finishing first in the Pacific Division and the Oilers close behind in second. The Ducks went 2-2-1 against Edmonton during the regular season.
In an evenly matched series, it will be crucial for Anaheim to get out early and take advantage of their home ice.
Anaheim steamrolled the Calgary Flames with a first-round sweep and have been waiting for a week to return to the ice. With the Ducks’ depth, extra rest and home advantage, it could be all Anaheim needs to continue its Stanley Cup run.
Edmonton, meanwhile, had a hardfought series with the San Jose Sharks that went six games. It looked disastrous for the Oilers in Game 4 when they were dominated 7-0, but the team was able to bounce back and close out the series on a high note with two straight wins.
How can you tune in to First Round Stanley Cup Playoff action? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in from the opening tip-off:
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Start Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: Anaheim, California
Venue: Honda Center
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: Stream 1
Series: Series tied, 0-0
— NHL (@NHL) April 26, 2017
Anaheim Ducks (P1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (P2)
Wednesday, April 26, 10:30pm: Oilers @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Friday, April 28, 10:30pm: Oilers @ Ducks | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Sunday, April 30, 7pm: Ducks @ Oilers | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Wednesday, May 3, 10pm: Ducks @ Oilers | NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
*Friday, May 5, TBD: Oilers @ Ducks | TBD
*Sunday, May 7, TBD: Ducks @ Oilers | TBD
*Wednesday, May 10, TBD: Oilers @ Ducks | TBD