Schedule: Blackhawks-Oilers Qualifying Series

Game 1 is set for Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. CT.

670 The Score Staff
July 14, 2020 - 5:35 pm

(670 The Score) The 12th-seeded Blackhawks and fifth-seeded Oilers will start their qualifying round series in Edmonton on Aug. 1, the NHL announced in revealing its 24-team return-to-play schedule Friday evening.

Here are the dates for their best-of-five series that serves as a de facto play-in to the usual 16-team playoff format. Times are listed as CT.

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Game 1: Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
Game 2: Aug. 3, 9:30 p.m.
Game 3: Aug. 5, 9:30 p.m.
Game 4: Aug. 7*
Game 5: Aug. 8*

*If necessary

Teams are then set to travel to the hub cities on July 26 before exhibition games from July 28-30.