Best of five series helps the Hawks. They need to split in EDM hopefully winning game one then 2 in Chicago series over. A hot goalie or injured goalie will be the difference in the series.
Neither team has either enough size or defense to be a contender, so its a cash grab any way you look at it.
No announcement as to fans in attendance, but if they all go out and riot or loot the city before the series that should alleviate any concern about Covid. We have all learned recently that social justice>social distance here in Chicago.