We’ll have to wait a little longer for the second matchup between two of hockey’s young phenoms, Connor Bedard and Connor McDavid.
When the Blackhawks take the ice against the Oilers Tuesday night, they will do so without Bedard, the No. 1 pick in this past year’s NHL draft. The 18 year old is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured jaw Friday against the Devils.
Bedard had been living up to the hype in his rookie season. Just last week, he became the youngest player to ever be named an NHL all-star. But now the Blackhawks, sitting at last place in the Central Division, must adjust to life without their superstar.
Edmonton, meanwhile, enters play as the hottest team in the league: Their seven-game winning streak is the longest in the NHL. Connor McDavid has spurred the Oilers’ recent success, having notched 13 points across those seven games. Recently, McDavid became the fifth-fastest player in NHL history to reach 900 points.
The two squads previously met on December 12, a 4-1 victory for the Oilers. Bedard netted the lone Blackhawks’ goal, while McDavid registered a pair of assists in the Edmonton victory.
Here is a complete guide to watching the Blackhawks and Oilers, including the start time, TV schedule and live stream information for the NHL game.
What channel is Blackhawks vs. Oilers on today?
- TV channel: N/A
- Live stream: ESPN+
Blackhawks vs. Oilers will not air on national TV, but fans can watch the game on ESPN+ as a part of ESPN+ Hockey Night.
Blackhawks vs. Oilers start time
- Date: Tuesday, January 9
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT
Puck drop between the Blackhawks and Oilers is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 9. The game will be played at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
NHL schedule today
Blackhawks vs. Oilers is one of ten NHL games on Tuesday night. The full slate of games is included below.
Tuesday, January 9
|Kraken at Sabres
|Sharks at Maple Leafs
|Kings at Lightning
|Canucks at Islanders
|Panthers at Blues
|Ducks at Predators
|Blue Jackets at Jets
|Senators at Flames
|Bruins at Coyotes
Source : ESPN.com