How to watch the Edmonton Oilers in Round 1 of the 2024 NHL Playoffs

One of the more feel-good stories of the 2023-24 season, the Edmonton Oilers went from worst to almost first and clinched a spot in the NHL Playoffs.
Apr 18, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Edmonton Oilers left wing Warren Foegele (37) takes a shot on
Apr 18, 2024; Denver, Colorado, USA; Edmonton Oilers left wing Warren Foegele (37) takes a shot on / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers may not have thought they would be playing in the NHL Playoffs this season after the team found itself in utter disarray not long after the games started to count. But, as great teams do, they made a few changes - including a coaching change - and ended up punching their ticket into the postseason. 

If you like the Oilers or if you just want to see a team that went from having one of the worst points totals in the league to serious Stanley Cup contention, this article will tell you everything you need to know about their Round 1 opponent and how you can watch. 

Who are the Oilers playing in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs?

The Oilers will face the Los Angeles Kings, who seemed to be hovering between third place and a wild card spot for a while now. You can confidently say Edmonton has been the hotter team lately while the Kings have stagnated, and this could give the Oilers the early series advantage. 

When are the Oilers scheduled to play in Round 1?

Check out Game 1 on Monday, April 22nd at 10 PM EST, with the contest taking place on the Oilers home ice. As for Games 2 through 7, here is how they will lineup, and remember, all times listed are Eastern:

  • Game 2: Wednesday, April 24th at 10 PM
  • Game 3: Friday, April 26th at 10:30 PM
  • Game 4: Sunday, April 28th at 10:30 PM
  • Game 5: Wednesday, May 1st TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Friday, May 3rd TBD (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Sunday, May 5th TBD (if necessary)

How to watch the Oilers in Round 1

For Game 1, check out the Oilers and Kings on SN, CBC, or TVAS if you’re in Canada, and ESPN will broadcast the game in the States. Games 2 through 7 will be broadcast as follows:

  • Game 2: SN, CBC, TVAS, MAX, TBS
  • Game 3: SN, TVAS, MAX, TBS
  • Game 4: TVAS, SN, SN1, MAX, truTV, TBS
  • Game 5: TBD
  • Game 6: TBD
  • Game 7 TBD

If you’re interested in streaming the games, you can do so at fuboTV, which will have every matchup broadcast for the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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What to watch for in the Oilers-Kings matchup

The Oilers dominated the Kings for the most part in the regular season, at least in terms of points. And with a high-scoring team featuring stars like Connor McDavid, Zach Hyman, Evan Bouchard, and Leon Draisaitl, there is a good chance they will overwhelm Cam Talbot and company. But it’s also worth mentioning that Talbot has enjoyed an unprecedented bounce-back season, so McDavid and the Oilers high-scoring unit must deliver their best performances. 


(Data provided by Hockey-Reference)