Local San Jose Sharks fans will need a subscription to Hulu or ESPN+ to watch the team’s game against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
The Sharks game is one of five this season that will be shown exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu. The others are Nov. 14 vs. the Florida Panthers, Dec. 19 and April 4 vs. the Los Angeles Kings, and Dec. 21 vs. the Arizona Coyotes.
The game starts at 7:30 (PST).
All other Sharks games this regular season are being telecast on NBC Sports California. Every game can be heard on the online-only Sharks Audio Network.
A subscription to ESPN+ costs $10.99 per month.
Both the Sharks and Oilers are desperately searching for a victory. San Jose won its first game of the season on Tuesday, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1, and enters Tuesday with a 1-10-1 record. The Oilers, who entered the season with Stanley Cup aspirations, have lost three straight and have the second-worst record in the NHL at 2-8-1.
The Sharks are 0-5-3 against the Oilers since the start of the 2022-2023 season.
The Sharks are starting Mackenzie Blackwood in net and the Oilers are expected to go with recent callup and NHL veteran Calvin Pickard as their goalie.
After Thursday, the Sharks travel to play the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday and the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.