Posted August 02, 1986 02:07:06 If you’ve never watched the NHL, this will be a good time.
The Edmonton Oilers are currently playing in the NHL’s last season of television ratings dominance, and are scheduled to be played in Edmonton on Friday, August 2.
If you live in Australia, you can watch the game live online via the NHL site and on TV4.
It will be streamed by the NHL Australia team.
“I can’t remember the last time a team played in a city that was a bit less than 90 minutes away,” said NHL analyst Jeff Fucito.
“And there were no live streams at the time.”
This is one of the first games that has been streamed live on the NHL.
The NHL’s broadcast partner on Saturday, the ABC, will air the game in Australia via a simulcast from 9:00pm on ABC TV.
“This game has a great feel to it, with the city centre, the arena and the stadium and the crowd,” Fucitto said.
“The Oilers are going to be able to make it work with a lot of their crowd.”
The Oilers will play the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30pm, followed by the New Jersey Devils at 7pm.
The game is part of a weeklong NHL-hosted broadcast, which is also available on TV.
“It’s a really good opportunity to give fans around the world a glimpse at some of the big games coming up for the Edmonton Oilers,” Fuctito said.
It’s an ideal time to see the NHL and to get a feel for the players and the city.
“It also brings the game closer to its end, so fans can see how it’s playing out in the rest of the league,” Fecito said of the simulcast.
“You’ll see a team like the Oilers and the other teams playing each other.
The games will be big, they’ll be exciting.”
In a press release, the NHL said the games will feature a host of Edmonton players, including current and former Oilers coach Rick Tocchet, as well as former Oilers goalie Scott Mellanby.
“Fans will also get a glimpse of the Oilers’ iconic logo, and fans of the city will get a chance to meet and greet the Oilers,” the release said.
“The games will also feature some of Edmonton’s best-known names, including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Joe Sakic, Gord Downie, Pat Quinn and former Edmonton Oilers captain Wayne Gretnowski.”
The Edmonton-B.C. game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
A replay of the 1982 Western Conference finals will also be shown on TV, and a pre-recorded video of the game will be played.
Fucito said the game is an excellent opportunity for hockey fans to catch the Oilers playing in Edmonton.
“They’ve been to the Stanley Cup finals three times,” he said.
The Oilers’ previous televised game was the 1996 Eastern Conference final, which was played in New York.
The game was a sellout.