For a team that wasn’t supposed to make the playoffs, the Blackhawks are making a good bit of noise.
After eliminating the Oilers, the Hawks open their next series against the Golden Knights at 9:30 p.m Tuesday in the NHL’s Edmonton bubble. The Blackhawks went 1-2 against the Golden Knights during the regular season.
During the playoffs, the Blackhawks are averaging 4.0 goals, 7.2 assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .891 save percentage. The Golden Knights are averaging 5.0 goals, 7.3 assists, 4.0 penalties and 8.0 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .873 save percentage.
Golden Knights winger Max Pacioretty is listed as day to day with an undisclosed injury.
How to watch the Blackhawks-Golden Knights series
All times Central
Game 1: Tuesday Aug. 11, 9:30 p.m., NBCSCH
Game 2: Thursday Aug. 13, 4:30 p.m., NBCSCH
Game 3: Saturday Aug. 15, 7 p.m., NBC-5
Game 4: Sunday Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., NBCSCH
*Game 5: Tuesday Aug. 18, time TBD, NBCSCH
*Game 6: Thursday Aug. 20, time TBD, NBCSCH
*Game 7: Saturday Aug 22, time TBD, NBCSCH
The Blackhawks will be considered the home team for Games 3, 4 and 6.