The NHL has announced the times for the first three Qualifying Round games, as well as each team's exhibition game ahead of Phase 4.
The Blackhawks will face the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. CT in their lone warm-up game before postseason play. Three days later, Chicago and Edmonton wlll open their best-of-five series with a matinee affair on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. CT before 9:30 p.m. CT starts in Games 2 and 3 to close out the NHL's slate of games on Aug. 3 and 5.
Game 1: Aug. 1 - 2 p.m. CT Game 2: Aug. 3 - 9:30 p.m. CT Game 3: Aug. 5 - 9:30 p.m. CT *Game 4: Aug. 7 - TBD *Game 5: Aug. 8 - TBD
As the lower seed, Chicago will be designated the road team for Games 1, 2 and 5, and the home team for Games 3 and 4. A complete broadcast schedule games will be announced in the coming days. All NHL games have been scheduled on a staggered basis to provide hours of continuous action.