The Chicago Blackhawks could use this series to keep an eye on pending Golden Knights free agents.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a date with the Vegas Golden Knights. They actually were able to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in the play-in round to advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017. That was the first time they won a series of any kind since winning the Stanley Cup in 2015. It has been a brilliant run for the Hawks since hockey came back but Vegas is going to be really difficult to beat.