Sport When do the NHL playoffs start? Key dates, schedule & more to know for hockey's 2020 return
Boston Celtics schedule for restart of 2019-20 season in Orlando
The NBA announced the remaining schedules for each of the 22 teams playing in Orlando. Here are the eight "seeding" games the Celtics will play once the season resumes.Every team will play eight "seeding games" which will help determine the final order for the postseason. The Celtics currently have a 43-21 record, third in the East. The Celtics trail the Toronto Raptors by three games and sit 2.5 games ahead of the fourth-place Miami Heat. Although catching the Raptors is a tall order, the Celtics do currently own the tiebreaker should they be tied at the end of the seeding games.
After months of chaos, confusion and commotion in the hockey world, fans have an answer to the all-important question: Yes, there will be a 2020 Stanley Cup champion.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced in May that the league wasin which 12 teams from each conference would participate in a modified postseason. There are still a few kinks to work out, but at the moment we can start looking forward to having playoff hockey this year.
Here's an updated look at when we can expect NHL hockey to resume and the Stanley Cup playoffs to begin:
When do the NHL playoffs start in 2020?
According to the latest reporting, including by, play will begin Aug. 1, less than three weeks after the opening of training camps on July 13. Games will be played in two Canadian "hub cities": Toronto and Edmonton. The conference finals and Stanley Cup Final reportedly will be held in Edmonton. The Stanley Cup Final is expected to be completed in early October.
Los Angeles Clippers schedule for restart of 2019-20 season in Orlando
The NBA announced the remaining schedules for each of the 22 teams playing in Orlando. Here are the eight "seeding" games the Clippers will play once the season resumes.Every team will play eight "seeding games" which will help determine the final order for the postseason. The Clippers currently have a 44-20 record and sit 5.5 games behind the Lakers for the top spot in the Western Conference. They are currently 1.5 games ahead of the Denver Nuggets.
How will the Stanley Cup playoffs work?
Before the playoffs officially start, there will be a "qualifying round" in each conference. The top four seeds in each conference will receive a bye from this round, leaving the fifth through 12th seeds in each conference to face off for the remaining spots in the playoff bracket. These series will be best-of-five matchups, with playoff overtime rules in effect. The winners will move on to face the top four seeds in the next round.
While that's going on, the top four seeds will play a round-robin tournament to determine their seeding for the first round of the playoffs. If these games go to overtime, then they will be played under regular-season overtime rules. If there is a tie in points at the conclusion of the round-robin, then points percentages from the regular season will be used as a tiebreaker.
DEL start should be delayed far back
© Imago The DEL season 2019/20 was ended prematurely due to Corona The start of the season of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) should be postponed by six weeks. As reported by the hockey news magazine, the DEL is now planning the weekend of October 30/1 instead of mid-September. November. A confirmation from the league is expected next week. The background to this is the nationwide ban on major events until the end of October.
After the playoff bracket is set, each playoff series will be a best-of-seven, from the first round through the Stanley Cup Final.
NHL standings, playoff bracket
Twenty-four teams (12 in each conference) will compete for the Stanley Cup:
|2||Tampa Bay Lightning||43-21-6||.657|
|7||New York Islanders||35-23-10||.588|
|8||Toronto Maple Leafs||36-25-9||.579|
|9||Columbus Blue Jackets||33-33-15||.579|
|11||New York Rangers||37-28-5||.564|
|1||St. Louis Blues||42-19-10||.662|
|3||Vegas Golden Knights||39-24-8||.606|
Teams that will not participate
|New Jersey Devils||28-29-12||.493|
|Los Angeles Kings||29-35-6||.457|
|San Jose Sharks||29-36-5||.450|
|Detroit Red Wings||17-49-5||.275|
NHL playoff schedule
This section will be updated after the schedule is announced.
Blue Jays schedule 2020: Dates, times for Toronto's revised MLB regular season
Toronto won't have too many breathers in this slate.The Blue Jays, Canada's lone MLB club, are scheduled to face the other teams in the AL East (40 games total) and all five teams in the NL East (20 games) under the new format. That means there will be precious few breathers for a team that's still in the developmental stage even though it added multiple veteran starting pitchers in the offseason (Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, Chase Anderson).
Updated odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+600|
|Vegas Golden Knights||+850|
|St. Louis Blues||+1100|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+2700|
|New York Islanders||+4000|
|New York Rangers||+4000|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+6500|
|*as of July 4.|
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NHL Stars 2022 at Olympia? Draisaitl: "Would be the greatest thing for me" .
Unlike in 2018 in Pyeongchang, the stars of the NHL and their national teams will again take part in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022. However, this still has to be finally negotiated with the International Olympic Committee and the World Ice Hockey Federation. © imago images Leon Draisaitl, currently top scorer of the NHL, can dream of participating in the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing.