Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / by Ken Couture
The National Hockey League announced today the schedule and broadcast information for the opening round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begins Tuesday, August 11, in Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario. The Vegas Golden Knights will play the Chicago Blackhawks in a best-of-seven series.
Vegas and Chicago will first meet on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. PT. Puck drop for Game 2 is slated for 2:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, August 13. The two teams will also play back-to-back games on Saturday, August 15 at 5 p.m. PT and on Sunday, August 16 at 3:30 p.m. PT. If necessary, Games 5-7 will be played on Tuesday, August 18, Thursday, August 20 and Saturday, August 22, respectively, with times to be determined later. All games will be played at the Rogers Place in Edmonton.
In Las Vegas, AT&T SportsNet will broadcast Game 1, Game 2 and Game 4. NBC will broadcast Game 3 on Saturday, August 15. Broadcast information around Games 5-7, if necessary, will be announced at a later time. Times and broadcast information are subject to change.
Fox Sports Las Vegas 98.9 FM/1340 AM will broadcast each of the team's games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Dan D'Uva will have the call with additional analysis provided by Gary Lawless. The network will have a pregame show that begins 30 minutes prior to every game. Each game during the 2020 playoff run can also be heard on Deportes 1460 AM, where Jesus Lopez and Herbert Castro will have all of the action called in Spanish.
Based on the qualifying results, the Golden Knights earned the top seed in the Western Conference and will serve as the home team for Games 1 and 2, as well as Games 5 and 7, if necessary.
The Blackhawks, who advanced to the round of 16 after defeating the Edmonton Oilers during the qualifying round, will serve as the home team for Games 3 and 4, as well as Game 6, if necessary.
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