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Dates For Stanley Cup Qualifiers

NEW YORK (July 14, 2020) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates and starting times for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers, which begin Saturday, Aug. 1, with a slate of five games.



The schedule, which can be viewed in its entirety here, offers flexibility to maximize the viewing experience for fans. Games have been scheduled on a staggered basis, providing hours of continuous action.

Each team also will play one exhibition game, starting Tuesday, July 28, in advance of the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers. There will be three games on July 28, six on July 29 and three on July 30.



The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers featuring the 16 teams that are contesting best-of-five series to determine the eight teams advancing to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, commonly referred to as the Qualifying Round, will begin Saturday, Aug. 1.


Each best-of-five series features one set of back-to-back games, occurring between Games 2 and 3, Games 3 and 4, or Games 4 and 5 (if necessary).


The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers featuring the top four teams from each conference to determine seeding in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, commonly referred to as the Round Robin, will begin Sunday, Aug. 2, with two games – one in each hub city.


The 12 participating Eastern Conference teams will play at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, while the 12 participating Western Conference teams will compete at Rogers Place in Edmonton.


Broadcast information for all games will be released in the coming days.

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TreKronor's avatar

Really interested to see how they broadcast games.

I wonder if the NHL will still make center ice customers pay additional for the play in games similar to playoff games.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/14/20 at 09:30 PM ET

awould's avatar

Any info on how quarantined the players and staff are? I’d hate to see this thing start up and then get shut down after 3 games because the virus ran through the teams.

That said, I’m pretty excited to have some hockey to watch.

Posted by awould on 07/15/20 at 10:30 AM ET


Pittsburgh / Montreal gets 3 games out of 5 in the 8:00PM slot. Meanwhile Nashville fans have to deal with 3 games at 1:00/1:30 Nashville time.


Posted by evileye on 07/15/20 at 12:04 PM ET

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