Stanley Cup Qualifiers
The Stanley Cup Qualifiers would start on August 1st, 2020, but first, the Blackhawks had to face the Blues in an exhibition game. In a shocking but dominating performance, the Blackhawks beat the Blues 4-0 and looked great doing it.
Coming off of that big win against the Blues, the Blackhawks would take Game 1 of the play-in series against the Oilers 6-4.
Game 2 saw the Oilers come back and tie the series. They beat Chicago 6-3, where it seemed like the Blackhawks couldn’t get anything going.
The story coming out of that game was how Corey Crawford could manage a Game 3 and if he should be benched. He proved all of his doubters wrong, playing very well for the remaindering two games of the series.
Chicago would come from behind and win Game 3 and Game 4, with both wins coming late. These two games were close, where the Blackhawks would lean on help from their first and fourth lines.
The big concern came from Patrick Kane‘s lack of scoring in the series. Still, the Blackhawks finished their series early and would have the weekend to sit and wait on who’d that’d face in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.