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Sport NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

23:07  05 august  2020
23:07  05 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers began on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto.

The top four teams in both conference will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the First Round. The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will be best-of-5 series with the losing teams being entered into Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery.

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Below is a full 2020 NHL playoffs schedule of both the round-robin and the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

EASTERN CONFERENCE (Scotiabank Arena)

Round-robin [Standings, scenarios]

Sunday, Aug. 2: Flyers 4, Bruins 1 (recap) Monday, Aug. 3: Lightning 3, Capitals 2 (SO)

(recap)

Wednesday, Aug. 5:

Lightning vs. Bruins, 4 p.m. ET – NBCSN Thursday, Aug. 6: Capitals vs. Flyers, 4 p.m. ET – NBCSN Saturday, Aug. 8: Flyers vs. Lightning, TBD Sunday, Aug. 9: Bruins vs. Capitals, TBD

(5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens (Series tied 1-1)

Saturday, Aug. 1: Canadiens 3, Penguins 2 (recap)

Monday, Aug. 3: Penguins 3, Canadiens 1 (recap)

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Wednesday, Aug. 5: Penguins vs. Canadiens, 8 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Friday, Aug. 7: Penguins vs. Canadiens, TBD

Saturday, Aug. 8: Canadiens vs. Penguins*

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers (CAR wins series 3-0)

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Monday, Aug. 3: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1 (recap)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1 (recap)

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(7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers (NYI lead series 2-1)

Saturday, Aug. 1: Islanders 2, Panthers 1 (recap)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Islanders 4, Panthers 2 (recap)

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Wednesday, Aug. 5: Panthers 3, Islanders 2 (recap)

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Friday, Aug. 7: Islanders vs. Panthers, TBD

Sunday, Aug. 9: Panthers vs. Islanders*

(8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets (Series tied 1-1)

Sunday, Aug. 2: Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 0 (recap)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Maple Leafs 3, Blue Jackets 0 (recap)

Thursday, Aug. 6: Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets, 8 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Friday, Aug. 7: Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets, TBD

Sunday, Aug. 9: Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs*, TBD

[NBC 2020 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF HUB]

WESTERN CONFERENCE (Rogers Place)

Round-robin [Standings, scenarios]

Sunday, Aug. 2: Avalanche 2, Blues 1 (recap)

Monday, Aug. 3: Golden Knights 4, Stars 3 (recap)

Wednesday, Aug. 5: Avalanche vs. Stars, 6:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Thursday, Aug. 6: Golden Knights vs. Blues, 6:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Saturday, Aug. 8: Golden Knights vs. Avalanche, TBD

Sunday, Aug. 9: Stars vs. Blues, TBD

(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks (Series tied 1-1)

Saturday, Aug. 1: Blackhawks 6, Oilers 4 (recap)

Monday, Aug. 3: Oilers 6, Blackhawks 3 (recap)

Wednesday, Aug. 5: Oilers vs. Blackhawks, 10:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Friday, Aug. 7: Oilers vs. Blackhawks, TBD

Saturday, Aug. 8: Blackhawks vs. Oilers*, TBD

(6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes (Series tied 1-1)

Sunday, Aug. 2: Coyotes 4, Predators 3 (recap)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Predators 4, Coyotes 2 (recap)

Wednesday, Aug. 5: Predators vs. Coyotes, 2:30 p.m. ET – NBCSN

Friday, Aug. 7: Predators vs. Coyotes TBD

Sunday, Aug. 9: Coyotes vs. Predators*, TBD

(7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild (Series tied 1-1)

Sunday, Aug. 2: Wild 3, Canucks 0 (recap)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Canucks 4, Wild 3 (recap)

Thursday, Aug. 6: Canucks vs. Wild, 2:30 p.m. ET (live look-in coverage on NBCSN)

Friday, Aug. 7: Canucks vs. Wild, TBD

Sunday, Aug. 9: Wild vs. Canucks*, TBD

(8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets (CGY leads series 2-1)

Saturday, Aug. 1: Flames 4, Jets 1 (recap)

Monday, Aug. 3: Jets 3, Flames 2 (recap)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Flames 6, Jets 2 (recap)

Thursday, Aug. 6: Flames vs. Jets, 10:30 p.m. ET – CNBC

Saturday, Aug. 8: Jets vs. Flames*, TBD

* – if necessary

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play originally appeared on NBCSports.com

NHL has had zero positive COVID-19 tests since teams entered the bubble .
Just one day before players return to the ice for meaningful games, there is some good news from off the ice: There have been zero positive tests for COVID-19 since teams entered the bubble cities in Edmonton and Toronto last weekend. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The NHL hasn't recorded any positive COVID-19 tests within the past week. Testing has ramped up over the past few days as Dreger notes that 1,500 tests are being conducted on a daily basis.  If that number seems high, it’s not just the players for each team who are being tested, but other team officials and executives are as well.

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