Given the circumstances, this promises to be a weird remainder of the NHL season.
But if the Edmonton Oilers lose their qualifying round matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks, well that’ll be nuts.
The fifth-seeded Oilers will begin their best-of-five qualifying round series with the 12th-seeded Blackhawks on Saturday in the Western Conference’s Edmonton hub. The Blackhawks were obvious sellers at the NHL trade deadline but snuck into the return-to-play format as the final team in from the West.
Here’s how to watch Blackhawks vs. Oilers:
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