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Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule

Round-robin, best-of-5 series to take place in Toronto, Edmonton

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Here is the day-by-day and series-by-series schedule for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers. All Eastern Conference games will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; Western Conference games will be held at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

The top four teams in each conference, based on points percentage, will play a three-game round-robin, and the No. 5-12 seeds will play in eight best-of-5 series. The winners of those series will advance to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the four teams from the round-robin.

 

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STANLEY CUP QUALIFIERS DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

(All times ET; home team listed second)

 

Wednesday, Aug. 5

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Florida Panthers 3, New York Islanders 2 Game recap

Round-robin

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins, 4 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, TVAS, NESN, FS-F

Best-of-5 series

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 3, 8 p.m. | NBCSN, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes, Game 3, 2:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN360, FS-A+, FS-TN

Round-robin

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars, 6:30 p.m, | NHLN, NHL.TV, FX-CA, FS-SW, ALT

Best-of-5 series

Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Game 3, 10:30 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, NBCSCH

 

Thursday, Aug. 6

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Round-robin

Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN360, TVAS, NBCSP, NBCSWA

Best-of-5 series

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Game 3, 8 p.m. | NBCSN, SN, TVAS, FS-O

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild, Game 3, 2:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN, FS-N

Round-robin

Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues, 6:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN360, FS-MW, ATTSN-RM

Best-of-5 series

Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets, Game 4, 10:30 p.m. | CNBC, NHL.TV, SN, TVAS

 

Friday, Aug. 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers, Game 4, TBD
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens, Game 4, TBD
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Game 4, TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes, Game 4, TBD
Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild, Game 4, TBD
Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Game 4, TBD

 

Saturday, Aug. 8

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 5*, TBD

Round-robin

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames, Game 5*, TBD
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers, Game 5*, TBD

Round-robin

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche, TBD

 

Sunday, Aug. 9

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders, Game 5*, TBD
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Game 5*, TBD

Round-robin

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals, TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks, Game 5*, TBD
Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators, Game 5*, TBD

Round-robin

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues, TBD

 

Saturday, Aug. 1

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Carolina Hurricanes 3, New York Rangers 2 Game recap
New York Islanders 2, Florida Panthers 1 Game recap
Montreal Candiens 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (OT) Game recap 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Chicago Blackhawks 6, Edmonton Oilers 4 Game recap
Calgary Flames 4, Winnipeg Jets 1 Game recap

 

Sunday, Aug. 2

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Round-robin

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Boston Bruins 1 Game recap 

Best-of-5 series

Columbus Blue Jackets 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 Game recap

 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Arizona Coyotes 4, Nashville Predators 3 Game recap 

Round-robin

Colorado Avalanche 2, St. Louis Blues 1 Game recap 

Best-of-5 series

Minnesota Wild 3, Vancouver Canucks 0 Game recap

 

Monday, Aug. 3

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Carolina Hurricanes 4, New York Rangers 1 Game recap

Round-robin

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Washington Capitals 3 (SO) Game recap

Best-of-5 series

Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Montreal Candiens 1 Game center

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Winnipeg Jets 3, Calgary Flames 2 Game recap 

Round-robin

Vegas Golden Knights 5, Dallas Stars 3 Game recap

Best-of-5 series

Edmonton Oilers 6, Chicago Blackhawks 3 Game recap

Tuesday, Aug. 4

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

New York Islanders 4, Florida Panthers 2 Game recap 
Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 Game recap 
Carolina Hurricanes 4, New York Rangers 1 Game recap 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Best-of-5 series

Nashville Predators 4, Arizona Coyotes 2 Game recap 
Calgary Flames 6, Winnipeg Jets 2 Game recap
Vancouver Canucks 4, Minnesota Wild 3 Game recap

 

STANLEY CUP QUALIFIERS BY SERIES

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE (all games at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto)

(All times ET, additional TV information will be announced at a later date; home team listed second)

 

(5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens

Game 1: Canadiens 3, Penguins 2 (OT)  
Game 2: Penguins 3, Canadiens 1
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Penguins vs. Canadiens, 8 p.m. | NBCSN, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT
Friday, Aug. 7: Penguins vs. Canadiens
Saturday, Aug. 8: Canadiens vs. Penguins*

 

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers

Game 1: Hurricanes 3, Rangers 2 
Game 2: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1
Game 3: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1
(Hurricanes win series 3-0)

 

(7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers

Game 1: Islanders 2, Panthers 1
Game 2: Islanders 4, Panthers 2
Game 3: Panthers 3, Islanders 2
Friday, Aug. 7: Islanders vs. Panthers
Sunday, Aug. 9: Panthers vs. Islanders*

 

(8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets

Game 1: Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 0
Game 2: Maple Leafs 2, Blue Jackets 0
Thursday, Aug. 6: Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets, 8 p.m. | NBCSN, SN, TVAS, FS-O
Friday, Aug. 7: Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets, TBD
Sunday, Aug. 9: Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs*, TBD

 

Round-robin

Sunday, Aug. 2: Flyers 4, Bruins 1
Monday, Aug. 3: Lightning 3, Capitals 2 (SO)
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Lightning vs. Bruins, 4 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, TVAS, NESN, FS-F
Thursday, Aug. 6: Capitals vs. Flyers, 4 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN360, TVAS, NBCSP, NBCSWA
Saturday, Aug. 8: Flyers vs. Lightning, TBD
Sunday, Aug. 9: Bruins vs. Capitals, TBD

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE (all games at Rogers Place, Edmonton)

(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks

Game 1: Blackhawks 6, Oilers 4
Game 2: Oilers 6, Blackhawks 3
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Oilers vs. Blackhawks, 10:30 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, NBCSCH
Friday, Aug. 7: Oilers vs. Blackhawks, TBD
Saturday, Aug. 8: Blackhawks vs. Oilers*, TBD

 

(6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes

Game 1: Coyotes 4, Predators 3
Game 2: Predators 4, Coyotes 2
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Predators vs. Coyotes, 2:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN360, FS-A+, FS-TN
Friday, Aug. 7: Predators vs. Coyotes, TBD
Sunday, Aug. 9: Coyotes vs. Predators*, TBD

 

(7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild

Game 1: Wild 3,Canucks 0
Game 2: Canucks 4, Wild 3
Thursday, Aug. 6: Canucks vs. Wild, 2:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN, FS-N
Friday, Aug. 7: Canucks vs. Wild, TBD
Sunday, Aug. 9: Wild vs. Canucks*, TBD

 

(8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets

Game 1: Flames 4, Jets 1
Game 2: Jets 3, Flames 2
Game 3: Flames 6, Jets 2
Thursday, Aug. 6: Flames vs. Jets, 10:30 p.m. | CNBC, NHL.TV, SN, TVAS
Saturday, Aug. 8: Jets vs. Flames*, TBD

 

Round-robin

Sunday, Aug. 2: Avalanche 2, Blues 1
Monday, Aug. 3: Golden Knights 5, Stars 3
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Avalanche vs. Stars, 6:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, FX-CA, FS-SW, ALT
Thursday, Aug. 6: Golden Knights vs. Blues, 6:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN360, FS-MW, ATTSN-RM
Saturday, Aug. 8: Golden Knights vs. Avalanche, TBD
Sunday, Aug. 9: Stars vs. Blues, TBD

 

* - if necessary

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