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Quest for the Stanley Cup: NHL schedule, results for qualifying round, round-robin play

  • August 06, 2020

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.

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):

EASTERN CONFERENCE

QUALIFYING ROUND

Best-of-5 in Toronto. x-if necessary

N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina

Hurricanes win 3-0

Game 1: Hurricanes 3, Rangers 2

Game 2: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1

Game 3: Hurricanes, 4, Rangers 1

Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders

Islanders lead 2-1

Game 1: Islanders 2, Panthers 1

Game 2: Islanders 4, Panthers 2

Game 3: Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

Aug. 7: Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders, TBD

x-Aug. 9: N.Y. Islanders vs. Florida, TBD

Montreal vs. Pittsburgh

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Canadiens 3, Penguins 2 (OT)

Game 2: Penguins 3, Canadiens 1

Aug. 5: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, 8

Aug. 7: Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, TBD

x-Aug. 8: Pittsburgh vs. Montreal, TBD

Columbus vs. Toronto

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 0

Game 2: Maple Leafs 3, Blue Jackets 0

Aug. 6: Columbus vs. Toronto, 8

Aug. 7: Columbus vs. Toronto, TBD

x-Aug. 9: Toronto vs. Columbus, TBD

ROUND ROBIN

Determines Stanley Cup playoff seeding

Flyers 4, Bruins 1

Lightning 3, Capitals 2 (SO)

Lightning 3, Bruins 2

Aug. 6: Philadelphia vs. Washington, 4

Aug. 8: Washington vs. Boston, TBD

Aug. 9: Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

QUALIFYING ROUND

Best-of-5 in Edmonton. x-if necessary

Chicago vs. Edmonton

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Blackhawks 6, Oilers 4

Game 2: Oilers 6, Blackhawks 3

Aug. 5: Chicago vs. Edmonton, 10:30

Aug. 7: Chicago vs. Edmonton, TBD

x-Aug. 8: Edmonton vs. Chicago, TBD

Winnipeg vs. Calgary

Flames lead 2-1

Game 1: Flames 4, Jets 1  

Game 2: Jets 3, Flames 2 

Game 3: Flames 6, Jets 2

Aug. 6: Winnipeg vs. Calgary, 10:30

x-Aug. 8: Calgary vs. Winnipeg, TBD

Arizona vs. Nashville

Coyotes lead 2-1

Game 1: Coyotes 4, Predators 3

Game 2: Predators 4, Coyotes 2

Game 3: Arizona 4, Nashville 1

Aug. 7: Arizona vs. Nashville, TBD

x-Aug. 9: Nashville vs. Arizona, TBD

Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Wild 3, Canucks 0   

Game 2: Canucks 4, Wild 3

Aug. 6: Minnesota vs. Vancouver, 2:30

x-Aug. 7: Minnesota vs. Vancouver, TBD

x-Aug. 9: Vancouver vs. Minnesota, TBD 

ROUND ROBIN

Determines Stanley Cup playoff seeding

Avalanche 2, Blues 1

Golden Knights 5, Stars 3 

Avalanche 4, Stars 1

Aug. 6: St. Louis vs. Las Vegas, 6:30

Aug. 8: Colorado vs. Las Vegas, TBD

Aug. 9: St. Louis vs. Dallas, TBD

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