Blackhawks vs Golden Knights: How to live stream, when and where to watch, who will win and all the pre-buzz about the Stanley Cup Playoff game
The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues as Chicago will be keen to even the 1-0 scoreline after being defeated 1-4 by Vegas earlier this week
The NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs are well and truly underway and when it comes to the encounter between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vegas Golden Knights, the latter has drawn first blood with a 4-1 victory and have taken a 1-0 lead in the four-game series. They face each other again on Thursday where the Blackhawks will be keen on making good after the first game loss. Only four of their 12 shot attempts hit the net and that would have them smarting.
However, there were a few positives. For starters, they did manage to generate scoring chances. As per Natural Stat Trick's stats, "Three of the Blackhawks four lines out-chanced the Golden Knights during 5-on-5 action for a combined scoring chance differential of plus-5." So essentially, the Blackhawks wouldn't be too harsh on themselves just yet. Ahead of the second clash, here's everything you need to know:
The game is scheduled to start at 5.30 pm ET on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
The two teams will clash at Rogers Place – Edmonton
Where to watch
The game can be watched live on NBCSN on Television while Saturday's scrimmage can be watched live on NBC.
How to live stream
The Stanley Cup Playoffs can also be live-streamed on the NBC Sports app as well as NBCSports.com. Other options include YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu with Live TV that provides access to viewers to watch the games at reasonable prices.
Pre-buzz around the game
Talking about the strategy for the upcoming game, “Our goal, like (Tuesday) night, is going to be to make their offense hard to come by,” Knights coach, Pete DeBoer said during a videoconference call Wednesday. (via Las Vegas Review-Journal) "Whether it’s by not giving them power plays or not giving them room five-on-five, make them earn the opportunities they’re going to get." Knights WInger, Reilly Smith will be the man to watch for after scoring twice in the opener.
Meanwhile, Chicago will be counting on Corey Crawford, their goaltender to deliver the goods.
Who will win?
Despite the early loss, Blackhawks have every chance of bouncing back. Winners and Whiners' Nick Raffoul reckons the Blackhawks after a promising start will be the ones who may just pull a win to even the series.
What are your predictions on Game 2 between Chicago and Vegas?