Oilers vs. Lightning: How to watch NHL on Thursday night for free

Oilers vs. Lightning: How to watch NHL on Thursday night for free

The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to maintain a five-game winning streak when they take on the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. The Oilers are on a four-game winning streak.

The game will take place in Edmonton, Alberta at 9 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on ESPN. Viewers looking to stream the game can do so using FuboTV, DirecTV Stream, and Sling. FuboTV and DirecTV both offer free trials.


Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Seattle Kraken 5-2 for their fourth straight win on Wednesday. Connor McDavid, Derek Ryan, Warren Foegele and Ryan McLeod also scored for the Oilers. McDavid leads the NHL with 38 goals. He extended his point streak to eight games and has at least one point in 25 of his last 26 games. The Lightning are coming off a 5-2 win over the Canucks on Wednesday and their fifth in a row.

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More from the Associated Press:

Tampa Bay Lightning (28-13-1, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (25-18-3, fourth in the Pacific Division)

Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

NHL FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -119, Oilers -102; plus/minus is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to continue a five-game winning streak with a victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Edmonton is 11-11-2 at home and 25-18-3 overall. The Oilers have scored 52 power-play goals, leading the game in the NHL.

Tampa Bay is 28-13-1 overall and 12-9-0 on the road. The Lightning rank eighth in the league with 151 total goals (3.6 per game average).

Thursday’s game is the second time these teams have met this season. The Oilers won the last meeting 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Leon Draisaitl has 26 goals and 44 assists for the Oilers. Connor McDavid has seven goals and 10 assists in the last 10 games.

Brayden Point has 25 goals and 20 assists for the Lightning. Steven Stamkos has five goals and nine assists in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 6-3-1, averaged 4.1 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game.

Lightning: 8-2-0, averaged 3.7 goals, six assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Oilers: Ryan Murray: out (back), Oscar Klefbom: out (shoulder), Mike Smith: out (undisclosed), Kailer Yamamoto: out (undisclosed).

Lightning: Nick Perbix: day to day (undisclosed), Rudolfs Balcers: absent (upper body).

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