Schedule Announced For Blackhawks-Golden Knights Series

On Sunday the NHL announced the schedule for the Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights first round playoff series. All times below are Central Standard Time and all games will be played in Edmonton.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9:30 PM: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | NBCSN
  • Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:30 PM: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | NBCSN
  • Saturday, Aug. 15, 7 PM: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | NBC
  • Sunday, Aug. 16, 5:30 PM: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | NBCSN
  • *Tuesday, Aug. 18, TBD: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | TBD
  • *Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | TBD
  • *Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | TBD

For the full schedule for all first round series in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, click here.

30 thoughts on “Schedule Announced For Blackhawks-Golden Knights Series

  • August 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I love the way the NHL does it so far with the schedule plus the no travelling is really good for the players.No lost time in travelling with bus,airport ,flight,ect ect.
    Really focus on the group and the hockey.
    Anything can happen now and the team that will adapt the best to the new situation will have a huge avantage.
    Usaly the younger adjust more rapidly to big change …so the Hawks is the youngest team and the young energy plus the experience might have a really good sinergie.
    Let see iff the Hawks can focus on their goal.
    Disappointed to not have a chance at Lafreniere but glad to see Crawford and the young Hawks continue to play and having fun with no pressure .
    Starting now each game is A plus for the young group and possible to go far and make a surprise .

  • August 10, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Really looking forward to Kane elevating his game to his normal all world level and getting some contributions from Debrincat and Nylander. It will also be interesting to see Dehaan,s play especially going after Mark Stone in response to the cheap slew foot that sent Dehaan to his 4th shoulder surgery.

  • August 10, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Tim I don’t think the playoffs are the place to even old scores like that unless it is the end of a game and the score is out of hand one way or the other. Plus, guys are afraid to hurt their team by getting suspended so even then it would be a very measured response.

    And don’t get me wrong, normally I’m all for getting even…lol!

  • August 10, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Mike,you know how these games some time turn into routs one way or another or the subtle ways to get even during the course of normal play.Especially from the d man’s position.If Stone cost me a major shoulder surgery with that cheap nonsense,I would find a time and a way without hurting the teams chances in the series.I didn’t like the move when I saw it live.When they replayed it and slowed it down it really aggravated me.

  • August 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    The old guard got to lead the way, carrying a big workload with a few others. The role players need to step up when they get the opportunity. Tall order but can be done.

    TimW i didn’t like the look of that play either. Dehaan probably won’t do much, maybe wait until next season.

  • August 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Dach and Boqvist better keep their heads up. With Stone and Reaves on the forecheck, this could be an extremely physical series.

  • August 10, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Kane looked flat in the Edmonton series. If he can get going and other can stay hot and we don’t make as many mistakes clearing our end…it will be a competitive series. If not, we get swept here.
    Go Hawks!

  • August 10, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    @TimW. Hi Tim! We usually agree on everything, but I am not 100% sold on getting rid of Strome. Here’s why! I look at his older brother who is with the NYR. He is not as good as our Strome, but he’s figured something out and has turned into a top-tier player. I think we might be better served if we keep our Strome for the next two years and see if he figures it out like his brother. I know for a fact that you can increase your speed with an off-season of grueling work, and that’s what he needs to do. He needs to man-up to become a star player, because the skills and size are all there. Just my opinion.

    On Nylander – I am still on the fence with him. I see the potential there, but sometimes he looks scared out there. I want him to succeed so badly because he could be so good for us. Maybe, Strome and Nylander can go and train with Mike Tyson for the summer, and maybe learn to scrap a bit too!

    I want us to beat Robyn Lehner so badly! Hey, do you know who is playing well in Calgary? Erik “Freaking” Gustafson! Just saying!

    (***I posted this on an old article, meant to post here!)

  • August 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Also, I wish Stan and JC would have added a few guys from our Industrial League affiliate for this series. We surely could use any of the following to go after Stone, so DeHaan doesn’t get hurt again or suspended:

    Ogie Ogilthorpe
    Tim “Dr. Hook” McCracken
    Clarence “Screaming Buffalo” Swamptown
    Ross “Mad Dog” Madison
    and everybody’s favorite minor leaguer…
    Tommy Hanrahan

    “Who own the Chiefs?”

  • August 10, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    The poster who said 17 and 92 should train with Mike Tyson gets the Post Of The Week award.

  • August 10, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Lafreniere in New York…. with Panarin and ….
    I prefer to see him there …imagine Edmonton won …
    Hahaha.. and the kid is close to Quebec…good for him …iff they pick him ;)

  • August 10, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I have no love for teams from NY but I don’t mind them winning the Lafreniere lottery. Much better then Edmonton, Toronto or Pittsburgh, or one of the three Central Division teams – Winnipeg, Minnesota and Nashville.

  • August 10, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Is Panarin still relevant?

    Given these playoffs are weird cuz of CoVid, how many more times are we gonna watch Panarin not show up in the playoffs, yet continue be called elite?
    Twice with the Hawks.
    Twice with CBJ? (Not sure.)
    Now once with NYR.

    Meanwhile Saad is going to the net hard, winning puck battles, putting points on the board and killing penalties in the playoffs, like he did from 2013-15.

    Panarin is a great regular season player.

    Big Deal.

    Have yet to see any team skating the President’s Trophy around the ice.

  • August 10, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    @ Perimeter Player

    Panarin has 28 points in 30 career post season games. I’d hardly call that “not showing up”. The only real bad playoff series he had was against Nashville in 2017, and nobody on the Hawks did much of anything that series. Against Stl in 2016 he had 2 goals and 5 assists, which tied Kane for the team lead in points that series. Now, I’m not upset in the least he’s not a Hawk anymore, but that “Panarin doesn’t show up in the playoffs” line is a bunch of nonsense.

  • August 10, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    @Tommy Ivan

    Strome is likely gonna be dealt this off-season. They’ve got like $7.5 million in cap space with 5 pending free agents- Crawford, Kubalik, Strome, Koekkoek, and Caggiula. Kubalik is a must to bring back, but he’s gonna get a hefty raise. Koekkoek might actually have a little bit of trade value now. His game is improving. Crawford is gonna have to agree to a very team friendly extension or he might not be back. Maybe Stan tries to trade Maatta, de Haan, or God forbid Murphy to clear up some cap space. Best case scenario is either Seabrook, Shaw, or Smith decides to hang em up. Debrincat’s extension kicks in next season, and it’s looking more and more like an overpay. He wasn’t gonna keep putting up 40 goal seasons. His shooting % his first two seasons just isn’t sustainable. Granted, it likely won’t be as low as it was this past season, and he could still be a 30 goal scorer, but if he’s not scoring, he’s not good for much else. He’s not a playmaker, not strong defensively, and doesn’t have a very good 200 foot game.

    Getting back to Strome, I’d almost be tempted to sit him a game or two this series and see what Kurashev can do. That kid can flat out fly. I fear Strome is gonna get manhandled by the Knights forecheck.

  • August 10, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Okie- I’ve been wondering aloud about Kurashev as well – Strome will start game 1 obviously but if he clearly is outmatched I hope they give Kurashev a chance

    I’ve liked his game from what I’ve seen (training camp, Traverse City, prospect camp)

    I don’t know if he’s really ready but if Strome stumbles badly it might be time to find out

  • August 10, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I posted a comment earlier stating I didn’t have a gut feel for how the series against Vegas was going to go – mainly because the Hawks haven’t been consistent so it’s impossible to know which Hawks team will show up game to game, or even period to period. Well, I don’t know if it’s something I ate but I’m sensing a rumbling in my gut. I think it might be optimism. All of a sudden, without any new news to hang my hat on, I seem to have stewed myself into feeling optimistic that the Hawks will play well and have a very good shot at winning the series.

    Admittedly, the Hawks have less room for error than Vegas, but if they give good effort and execute well, not only do I think they can beat them – I think they will beat them. I’m not going too crazy with my prediction – Hawks in 6, maybe 7.

  • August 11, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Tommy Ivan I am old enough to remember Tommy Ivan. At least Stan can take comfort that it is almost impossible to match Ivan’s stupidity with his Espo, Stanfield, Hodge trade.

    Disagree about Strome. He worked on his skating last summer and he still cannot keep up. Doesn’t win puck battles and cannot defend. Has had more than enough time to develop. Hope the Hawks can get a decent prospect for him or it will likely be a 3rd rounder.

  • August 11, 2020 at 6:24 am

    Could NYR be getting tired of Lemieux penalties suspensions etc etc? Maybe LaFranchise makes him more expandable. A Lemieux Dach Kane line would bring back some Secord Savard Larmer memories.

    If Edmonton needs some veteran dmen I’m sure native son Seabs would go. Obviously a package is needed or 50% retention and a package. Thinking changes are going to happen there with Holland at the controls.

  • August 11, 2020 at 7:22 am

    How many times does one see Panarin scoring big goals in money games (5, 6, 7… or this year game 3.)?

    How many times does one see Panarin on a big PK in money games?

    How many times does one see Panarin doing a Hossa imitation, back checking fanny off in money games?

    How many times has Panarin risen to elite status in money games and lead his team to victory?

    Stats schmats…

    The intangibles I note above is what wins Cups and takes a team deep in playoffs.

    Panarin has done neither.
    At his salary, too.

    Still waiting for elite Panarin to show up in playoffs.
    They bus is getting very late.

  • August 11, 2020 at 8:33 am

    @Original – Yeah, Tommy Ivan had his warts, but I wanted to pay tribute to someone in the Hawks organ-i-zation that reminded people of Old Time Hockey, someone like Eddie Shore, Toe Blake, Punch Imlach, et al…he did pluck Tony O from the Canadians. But, even as a kid, the Espo trade really bothered me. I did like Pit Martin, but Phil and Tony on the same team in Chicago…the Como Inn would have been rocking!

    I’m sorry, but I am not ready to give up on Dylan Strome just yet. Like I pointed out, just look at his brother and his body of work. It takes some guys longer to figure it out. I think Shaw and Seabrook will either retire, traded, or bought out. I also think Maata will be traded to free up his $4M cap hit as he can be replaced by Ian Mitchell. I do think that Slater Koekoek has earned another contract.

    These are very good stats, plus he was playing on a bum ankle this year…

    Dylan Strome – 23 years old
    GP G A PTS
    2018-19 21 CHI NHL 58 17 34 51
    2019-20 22 CHI NHL 58 12 26 38

    Ryan Strome – 27 years old
    GP G A PTS
    2018-19 25 NYR NHL 63 18 15 33
    2019-20 26 NYR NHL 70 18 41 59

  • August 11, 2020 at 8:39 am


    How many times times do you see him on the PK or back check in the regular season? It’s just not the type of player he is, which is why I said I don’t miss him not being on this team for a second. He’s great for your fantasy hockey, not so much come spring time, or in this case summer, if you’re chasing a Cup. Give me a Saad over a Panarin any day.

    Maybe I misinterpreted your post, but I don’t think playoff time comes and Panarin just stops trying or caring. He still finds the stat sheet, but he doesn’t change his style of play. He’s not built for it. He’s soft physically, and maybe mentally too. Of all the moves Stan takes crap for from the fans, trading Panarin to get Saad back is one I’ll defend him for til the end, especially considering the contract Panarin has now. No thanks. Give me a line of Saad’s over a line of Panarin’s any day, especially in the playoffs.

    As far as what Panarin has done in games 5-6-7, I don’t know off the top of my head. I do recall him scoring an ot goal a couple years ago in the playoffs against the Caps. Not sure what game is was tho, as well as how he’s performed the deeper series go.

    Kinda ticks me off the Rangers won the draft lottery, too.

  • August 11, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Artemi Panarin is a finalist for the Hart trophy and is definitely one of the top players in the NHL. Like him or not.

    Panarin or Kane would be the best player on Chicago right now had he not been traded.

    How many times have you seen him on the PK or backcheck in the regular season?
    Is this comment just about Panarin or would you like to add Patrick Kane’s name to the list. Panaran soft physically? If you are saying he is not running around throwing body checks I will agree. If you consider Panarin soft physically what would you say about Patrick Kane?

    You can be one of the top players in the game and not have great playoff success.
    Artemi Panari…Austin Mathews…Mich Marner. Does this mean that these kind of players are not great playoff performers? Winning cups with stacked teams make guys like Brandon Saad look like playoff super heros.
    Put Saad on an average team and he personally will have little playoff success and will just be and average Joe. Let’s watch these playoff and see if Saad can lead Chicago to the cup.

  • August 11, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Stape – I’ll take a slightly different angle. Panarin, Kane and Marner are all great players but a team full of them will not win the Cup. I have been consistent in my belief that having Panarin would not make us a better playoff team. With Kane and Dcat we have our fill of smaller, “soft” forwards. You need Saad types to win the Cup even if he wouldn’t make an average team much better. This is not a comment on the trade itself, just the construction of the team.

  • August 11, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Roamn, we need to get creative to add a dynamic player like that to go with 77 88. For 7 caphit I would rather let it run out on own and then be 100% from then on then ve half strapped for 6 yrs lets get it over with n these 3 yrs when we have lots of elcs.

  • August 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Even though certain player are top elite players I want more guys like Saad but that can score the fair amount as well. We need playoff style players not one way players. Sharpy and Steeger are the kind of scorers I am looking for because they backck play Defense and are feisty.

    Your right though we need to be HHNL quality deep and then the right kind of players are key.

  • August 11, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I agree with your post 100%.
    Take Saad over Panarin 10 out of 10 times until Panarin proves he can play playoff hockey.

    Panarin is a good player…in the reg season.
    Come playoff time when the money games show up, he doesn’t….or hasn’t yet….pure and simple.

    Kane? He produces in the big games. Thus, he is ten times the player Panarin is.
    Late game tying goals and OT series clinchers do that for a player.

    Panarin doesn’t gotta be a big mean physical player to get effective….that is stupid.

    But the guy HAS to toughen up his game in the playoffs and do the little things to lead his team IF the puck is not going in the playoff net.

    That sir, is an elite player.

    Until Panarin learns that, he will be damn good at skating individual trophies around his backyard while others skate the Cup around the ice.

    I am not down on the guy.
    I just see a need for him to elevate his game when it really counts.

  • August 11, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I love the idea of sitting Strome and Nylander for Kurashev and Sikura. They’re gonna come after us physically so why not get small and fast? It’s not like those other two put up any hits or fists.

  • August 11, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Guys like Sharpy and Steeger we might already have/coming in Kurachev and Barratt. Does Kurachev have some size/toughness.

    Emwhislte can like Eager. Not to talk about it now but who does Suter most resemble for our good players from 2009-2015.

  • August 11, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Yeah, this is gonna be a sweep, and they’re never make deep playoff runs with the roster constructed the way it is. Awful game by Crow, too

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