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NHL Playoffs Bracket

by Pete M.D.
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The 2020 NHL restart is wrapping up the qualifying round and round-robin on Sunday. Although the qualifying series involved eliminations after best-of-five games, it technically was not part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The first round of the playoffs gets started Monday. Things kick off with the Philadelphia Flyers and Vegas Golden Knights claimed the top seed in each conference.

There is no home-ice advantage for either, but they do get to face a pair of 12 seeds that stunned fifth-seeded teams to earn a spot in the first round.

Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ont. and Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., will play host to the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs, with Rogers Place housing the conference finals and the Stanley Cup final.

Should all go according to plan, with players staying healthy within the NHL’s bubble, the season is scheduled to end no later than Oct. 4. 

Here’s what you need to know about the round-robin and the start of the 2020 NHL playoffs:

  • Game 1: Canadiens at Flyers, Wed Aug 12, 8 p.m.
  • Game 2: Canadiens at Flyers, Fri Aug 14, 3 p.m.
  • Game 3: Flyers at Canadiens, Sun Aug 16, 8 p.m.
  • Game 4: Flyers at Canadiens, Tues Aug 18, 3 p.m.
  • Game 5: Canadiens at Flyers*, Wed Aug 19
  • Game 6: Flyers at Canadiens*, Fri Aug 21
  • Game 7: Canadiens at Flyers*, Sun Aug 23
  • Game 1: Blue Jackets at Lightning, Tues Aug 11, 3 p.m.
  • Game 2: Blue Jackets at Lightning, Thur Aug 13, 3 p.m.
  • Game 3: Lightning at Blue Jackets, Sat Aug 15, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Lightning at Blue Jackets, Mon Aug 17, 3 p.m.
  • Game 5: Blue Jackets at Lightning*, Wed Aug 19
  • Game 6: Lightning at Blue Jackets*, Fri Aug 21
  • Game 7: Blue Jackets at Lightning*, Sat Aug 22
  • Game 1: Islanders at Capitals, Wed Aug 12, 3 p.m.
  • Game 2: Islanders at Capitals, Fri Aug 14, 8 p.m.
  • Game 3: Capitals at Islanders, Sun Aug 16, 12 p.m.
  • Game 4: Capitals at Islanders, Tues Aug 18, 8 p.m.
  • Game 5: Islanders at Capitals*, Thur Aug 20
  • Game 6: Capitals at Islanders*, Sat Aug 22
  • Game 7: Islanders at Capitals*, Sun Aug 23
  • Game 1: Hurricanes at Bruins, Tues Aug 11, 8 p.m.
  • Game 2: Hurricanes at Bruins, Thur Aug 13, 8 p.m.
  • Game 3: Bruins at Hurricanes, Sat Aug 15, 12 p.m.
  • Game 4: Bruins at Hurricanes, Mon Aug 17, 8 p.m.
  • Game 5: Hurricanes at Bruins*, Wed Aug 19
  • Game 6: Bruins at Hurricanes*, Thurs Aug 20
  • Game 7: Hurricanes at Bruins*, Sun Aug 23
  • Game 1: Blackhawks at Golden Knights, Tues Aug 11, 10:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Blackhawks at Golden Knights, Thur Aug 13, 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 3: Golden Knights at Blackhawks, Sat Aug 15, 7 p.m.
  • Game 4: Golden Knights at Blackhawks, Sun Aug 16, 5:30 p.m.
  • Game 5: Blackhawks at Golden Knights*, Tues Aug 18
  • Game 6: Golden Knights at Blackhawks*, Thur Aug 20
  • Game 7: Blackhawks at Golden Knights*, Sat Aug 22
  • Game 1: Coyotes at Avalanche, Wed Aug 12, 5:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Coyotes at Avalanche, Friday Aug 14, 2 p.m.
  • Game 3: Avalanche at Coyotes, Sat Aug 15, 3 p.m.
  • Game 4: Avalanche at Coyotes, Mon Aug 17, 5:30 p.m.
  • Game 5: Coyotes at Avalanche*, Wed Aug 19
  • Game 6: Avalanche at Coyotes*, Fri Aug 21
  • Game 7: Coyotes at Avalanche*, Sun Aug 23
  • Game 1: Flames at Stars, Tues Aug 11, 4:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Flames at Stars, Thur Aug 13, 10:30 p.m.
  • Game 3: Stars at Flames, Fri Aug 14, 10:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Stars at Flames, Sun Aug 16, 2 p.m.
  • Game 5: Flames at Stars*, Tues Aug 18
  • Game 6: Stars at Flames*, Thur Aug 20
  • Game 7: Flames at Stars*, Sat Aug 22
  • Game 1: Canucks at Blues, Wed Aug 12, 10:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Canucks at Blues, Fri Aug 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 3: Blues at Canucks, Sun Aug 16, 10:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Blues at Canucks, Mon Aug 17, 10:30 p.m.
  • Game 5: Canucks at Blues*, Wed Aug 19
  • Game 6: Blues at Canucks*, Fri Aug 21
  • Game 7: Canucks at Blues*, Sun Aug 23

NHL standings 2020

RankTeamWLOTLPointsPoints pct
1Bruins441412100.714
2Lightning4321692.657
3Capitals4120890.652
4Flyers4121789.645
5Penguins4023686.623
6Hurricanes3825581.596
7Islanders35231080.588
8Maple Leafs3625981.579
9Blue Jackets33221581.579
10Panthers35221581.565
11Rangers3728579.564
12Canadiens3131971.500
13Sabres3031868.493
14Devils28291268.493
15Senators25341262.437
16Red Wings1749539.275
RankTeamWLOTLPointsPoints pct
1Blues42191094.662
2Avalanche4220892.657
3Golden Knights3924886.606
4Stars3724882.594
5Oilers3725983.585
6Predators3526878.565
7Canucks3627678.565
8Flames3627779.564
9Jets3728680.563
10Wild3627777.558
11Coyotes3329874.529
12Blackhawks3230872.514
13Ducks2933967.472
14Kings2935664.457
15Sharks2936563.450

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