Sports Quest for the Stanley Cup: NHL schedule, results for qualifying round, round-robin play
NHL restart schedule 2020: Updated dates, times, TV channels for qualifying round & playoff games
Here is the complete schedule for the NHL's 2020 season restart, including the start times and TV channels for games from both the qualifying and round robin series. MORE: Watch NHL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) NHL schedule 2020 Here is the day-by-day schedule for the NHL's restart, including games from both the qualifying and round robin series. Note: The times and TV channels for games on Aug. 6-9 are yet to be determined (only played if necessary). They will be updated when announced. Saturday, Aug. 1 Game Time TV channel Rangers vs. Hurricanes Noon ET NBCSN, SN, fuboTV Blackhawks vs. Oilers 3 p.
The quest for the Stanley Cup is underway as the NHL set up shop with a 24-game tournament in secure hubs in Toronto and Edmonton.
Eastern Conference teams are in Toronto and Western Conference in Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference will play a round robin to determine seeding while the remaining eight teams will play a best-of-five series to see who advances to the 16-team playoff pool.
NHL bubble, explained: A guide to the hub city rules, teams & schedule for Edmonton, Toronto
The NHL 2019-20 season resumes with 24 teams competing for berths and seeding in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teams will be isolated in two hub cities in Canada.Hockey is making its official return to the ice more than four months after the 2019-20 season was suspended March 12 because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The league and its players agreed to resume play in four phases, with Phase 4, the current phase, being the last step.
After reseeding, there were be the usual four rounds of best-of-seven series to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup in late September or early October.
The schedule and results (all times p.m. ET):
Marchand expects 'really sloppy hockey' when games resume
Brad Marchand doesn't believe the quality of play will be ideal when the NHL's expanded postseason begins in August. "I think it’s going to be really sloppy hockey, to be honest with you," the Boston Bruins forward told reporters Saturday. "We've been off for four or five months or whatever it's been, and it takes more than a couple weeks to get it all back and be at the top of your game. "And the ice conditions are not going to be good in the middle of summer.
Best-of-5 in Toronto. x-if necessary
N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina
Hurricanes lead 1-0
Game 1: Hurricanes 3, Rangers 2
Aug. 3: Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers, noon
Aug. 4: N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina, 8
x-Aug. 6: N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina, TBD
x-Aug. 8: Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers, TBD
Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders
Aug. 1: N.Y. Islanders vs. Florida, 4
Aug. 4: N.Y. Islanders vs. Florida, noon
Aug. 5: Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders, noon
x-Aug. 7: Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders, TBD
x-Aug. 9: N.Y. Islanders vs. Florida, TBD
Montreal vs. Pittsburgh
Aug. 1: Pittsburgh vs. Montreal, 8
Aug. 3: Pittsburgh vs. Montreal, 8
Aug. 5: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, 8
x-Aug. 7: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, TBD
x-Aug. 8: Pittsburgh vs. Montreal, TBD
Columbus vs. Toronto
Aug. 2: Toronto vs. Columbus, 8
Aug. 4: Toronto vs. Columbus, 4
Aug. 6: Columbus vs. Toronto, TBD
x-Aug. 7: Columbus vs. Toronto, TBD
x-Aug. 9: Toronto vs. Columbus, TBD
Determines Stanley Cup playoff seeding
Aug. 2: Boston vs. Philadelphia, 3
Aug. 3: Tampa Bay vs. Washington, 4
Horvat proud of Canucks' success: 'This franchise has been through a lot'
Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat is happy to see how far the franchise has come after his team defeated the Minnesota Wild to advance to the round of 16 on Friday. "This franchise has been through a lot," Horvat said, according to NHL.com's David Satriano. "These last four years, not making the playoffs, we've taken it to heart. We wanted to come out and prove ourselves, play hard. We have a great group of guys here, and to finally get a playoff win under our belt in a playoff series, it definitely feels great, but we've got a lot more work to do.
Aug. 5: Boston vs. Tampa Bay, 4
Aug. 6: Philadelphia vs. Washington, TBD
Aug. 8: Washington vs. Boston, TBD
Aug. 9: Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia, TBD
Best-of-5 in Edmonton. x-if necessary
Chicago vs. Edmonton
Aug. 1: Edmonton vs. Chicago, 3
Aug. 3: Edmonton vs. Chicago, 10:30
Aug. 5: Chicago vs. Edmonton, 10:30
x-Aug. 7: Chicago vs. Edmonton, TBD
x-Aug. 8: Edmonton vs. Chicago, TBD
Winnipeg vs. Calgary
Aug. 1: Calgary vs. Winnipeg, 10:30
Aug. 3: Calgary vs. Winnipeg, 2:30
Aug. 4: Winnipeg vs. Calgary, 6:45
x-Aug. 6: Winnipeg vs. Calgary, TBD
x-Aug. 8: Calgary vs. Winnipeg, TBD
Arizona vs. Nashville
Aug. 2: Nashville vs. Arizona, 2
Aug. 4: Nashville vs. Arizona, 2:30
Aug. 5: Arizona vs. Nashville, 2:30
x-Aug. 7: Arizona vs. Nashville, TBD
x-Aug. 9: Nashville vs. Arizona, TBD
Minnesota vs. Vancouver
Aug. 2: Vancouver vs. Minnesota, 10:30
Aug. 4: Vancouver vs. Minnesota, 10:45
Aug. 6: Minnesota vs. Vancouver, TBD
x-Aug. 7: Minnesota vs. Vancouver, TBD
x-Aug. 9: Vancouver vs. Minnesota, TBD
Determines Stanley Cup playoff seeding
Aug. 2: Colorado vs. St. Louis, 6:30
Aug. 3: Las Vegas vs. Dallas, 6:30
Aug. 5: Dallas vs. Colorado, 6:30
Puck drop around the clock: NHL teams face varying game times in season reboot
CALGARY — The puck dropping at all hours when the NHL resumes would be strange if life weren't strange already, according to Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice. Game times when the 24-team qualifying round starts Aug. 1 range from noon to 10:45 p.m. ET in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. West Coast fans of East Coast teams could be watching some games over breakfast. The NHL has announced game times for the first three games of each best-of-five series. The remaining games will be revealed at a later date. The lone all-Canadian matchup between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets features start times of 8:30, 12:30 and 4:45 p.m.
Aug. 6: St. Louis vs. Las Vegas, TBD
Aug. 8: Colorado vs. Las Vegas, TBD
Aug. 9: St. Louis vs. Dallas, TBD
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Flyers clinch No. 1 seed in Eastern Conference with win over Lightning .
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to claim top spot in the Eastern Conference with a perfect 3-0-0 record in the round robin. The Flyers will face the No. 12 seeded Montreal Canadiens in Round 1 of the playoffs. The Lightning, who finish second in the East, will now play the winner of Sunday's Game 5 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets in the round of 16. More to come. CopyrightThe Flyers will face the No. 12 seeded Montreal Canadiens in Round 1 of the playoffs. The Lightning, who finish second in the East, will now play the winner of Sunday's Game 5 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets in the round of 16.