According to a report from ESPN's Greg Wyshynski on Wednesday, the NHL is planning on showing the 24-team playoffs' qualifying and round-robin games "locally on regional sports networks."
This means Hawks fans would be able to catch the five-game play-in series between Chicago and the Edmonton Oilers on NBC Sports Chicago.
The top four teams in each conference playing for seeding will make up the round robin.
"Discussions are ongoing this week about how many of those games will be shown nationally on NBCSN. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Oilers Nation that the daily schedule will be 'very much like the Olympic tournament, with three games a day and start times will be 12 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.' locally," Wyshynski added.
Three games a day in each hub city, for a total of six, would be a delightful sight for hockey fans who've been without live games since the NHL paused on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The qualifying round is scheduled to begin on Aug 1 with team training camps leading up to the tournament starting Monday.