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Sport Blackhawks-Oilers stream: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers

22:10  01 august  2020
22:10  01 august  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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NBC’s coverage of the NHL’s Return to Play continues with Saturday’s Stanley Cup Qualifier matchup between the Blackhawks and Oilers. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Watch the Blackhawks-Oilers stream at 3 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.

Chicago, after finishing last in the Central Division and six points back of the second wild card spot when play was halted in March, is one of the beneficiaries of the 24-team format – now competing for another Stanley Cup. Edmonton was second in the Pacific Division when the season paused, but due to the Return to Play format is the one team who has moved from being in a position to host a First Round playoff series to now having to compete in the Qualifying Round.

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Edmonton won exactly half of its home games this season (17-11-6) and went 20-14-3 on the road. Their home record was tied for 17th in the league in terms of points percentage but they did boast the best power play at home this season (31.7%) – although not surprising considering the Oilers had the best overall power play in the NHL this season (29.5%).

Connor McDavid and Alex DeBrincat former junior hockey teammates: The two played on a line together with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League in 2014-15.

Chicago is back in the postseason for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons but they have not won a playoff series since winning the Cup over Tampa in 2015.

WHAT: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers

WHERE: Rogers Place – Edmonton

NHL has had zero positive COVID-19 tests since teams entered the bubble

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WHEN: Saturday, August 1, 3 p.m. ET

TV: NBC

ON THE CALL: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Blackhawks-Oilers stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.

[NBC 2020 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB]

(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday, Aug. 1: Blackhawks vs. Oilers, 3 p.m. ET – NBC (Livestream)

Monday, Aug. 3: Blackhawks vs. Oilers, 10:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Wednesday, Aug. 5: Oilers vs. Blackhawks, 10:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Friday, Aug. 7: Oilers vs. Blackhawks*, TBD

Saturday, Aug. 8: Blackhawks vs. Oilers*, TBD

You can watch all the NHL playoff streams on the NBC Sports app.

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2020 NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule

Blackhawks-Oilers stream: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers originally appeared on NBCSports.com


Gallery: NHL history from the year you were born (Stacker)

a group of football players posing for a photo: Even though the National Hockey League's 103rd season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, the year was still somewhat saved with the exciting announcement of the Seattle Kraken team name—the league's newest franchise. Set to debut in 2021, this team will join a historic league that is always filled with surprising moments, unexpected upsets, and iconic athletes that have become household names.  The NHL has one of the richest traditions in all of the professional sports. There may be no trophy more revered than Lord Stanley’s Cup (despite some of the more risqué situations the silver prize has been a part of). Not to mention the Zambonis, fuzzy mascots, and a sport where fighting is all but accepted as part of the flow of the game.  Digging through a variety of NHL record books and historical sources, Stacker takes a look at NHL history from the year you were born, beginning with 1917. Back then, the league only had four teams all based in Canada, but over the years the NHL grew into the massive sports enterprise it is today. Reasons for growth include entrepreneurial owners, the expansion of the game into non-traditional (and warm-weather) hockey markets, and of course, the creation of superstars who marketed the game beyond North America, like Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Mario Lemieux.  Click through to learn about the NHL’s pioneers, its unbelievable feats, and how hockey has become ingrained in the cultural fabric of the U.S. and Canada more and more each year. Please note that the year associated with each slide is referencing the hockey season which begins in the fall and ends in the following year during spring. Few companies have a history like the NHL and 104 years is quite a span—enough time to grow quite the gnarly playoff beard.  You may also like:  Iconic sports moments that defined the '80s  [Pictured: The New York Ranger's famous

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