Playoff hockey is less than 3 weeks away!

It looks like the Stanley Cup Playoffs will at least start on its originally scheduled date of August 1. The Blackhawks knew they were going to be playing the Oilers and they also knew they would be playing in Edmonton. Now we know when the puck will drop on the Blackhawks play-in round series.

2PM CT August 1st will be the first game of the best-of-five series. Saturday afternoon might be the best game to actually finish before you fall asleep because at least the next two games will start at 9:30PM on a weeknight, not great for anyone who has to get up early.

The entire playoff schedule can be found here. The Hawks are the lowest seed in the tournament but it's hockey so anything can happen. Pair that with the overall weird vibe that is 2020 and LITERALLY anything can happen. It'll be fun to have impactful local sports back on the radar. Hopefully, everything will go smoothly and they'll be able to finish the whole tournament.