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How to watch NHL round-robin games for August 8

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Two games, one with significant ramifications on the Blackhawks’ playoff future.

Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

Following Friday’s flurry of elimination games, Saturday’s NHL action quiets down significantly with two round-robin games the only events of the day.

A quick reminder of the round-robin standings heading into the weekend:

Golden Knights vs. Avalanche, 2 p.m. (NBC, TVAS, SN)

For Blackhawks fans, this game will be the one to watch. With the NHL re-seeding after each round, Chicago is already locked in to the No. 8 seed for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That means they’ll face the No. 1 seed from the Western Conference. The winner of this game will be Chicago’s opponent.

Flyers vs. Lightning, 7 p.m. (NBC, TVAS, SN360, SN1)

The No. 1 seed is also up for grabs in the Eastern Conference with the Lightning and Flyers winning games against the Capitals and Bruins this week. The Canadiens, a No. 12 seed who upset the No. 5 Penguins, will face the winner of this round-robin game in the next round.

Oh, in case you forgot:

The Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!