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Islanders hold off Panthers in Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers

Varlamov makes 27 saves, Pageau, Beauvillier score for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

Pageau scores opening goal

FLA@NYI, Gm1: Pageau pots Brassard's centering pass

SCQ, Gm1: Jean-Gabriel Pageau crashes the net and sends home a nice centering feed from Derick Brassard to open the scoring

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, and Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves for the New York Islanders in a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Saturday.

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Short Shifts

Teams departing for Stanley Cup Qualifiers say goodbyes, find stowaways

Players take off for bubble cities Toronto, Edmonton and share farewell messages

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

NHL teams departed for Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Sunday, but not before saying some special goodbyes.

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Return to Play

Bobrovsky looking for fresh start for Panthers in Stanley Cup Qualifiers

Goalie struggled in first season after signing seven-year contract

by Alain Poupart / Independent Correspondent

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Sergei Bobrovsky's first regular season with the Florida Panthers did not live up to expectations, but the goalie said he is looking for a fresh start in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Sorokin agrees to terms with Islanders through next season

Goalie ineligible to play this season, can become restricted free agent after 2020-21 @NHLdotcom

Ilya Sorokin agreed to terms on a one-year, entry-level contract and a one-year contract extension for the 2020-21 season with the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

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NHL training camp storylines ahead of Stanley Cup Qualifiers

Teams who changed coaches during season, underperforming players among those to watch

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

The 24 NHL teams playing in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers will begin training camp Monday and have less than two weeks before they head to Toronto and Edmonton, where play will start Aug. 1.

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Training camp preview: Traded players in Eastern Conference

Kovalchuk, Marleau, Pageau look to make bigger impact with new teams in Cup Qualifiers

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 13 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, is taking a closer look at key storylines for each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. 

The qualifiers will start on Aug. 1 with the top four teams in each conference, based on points percentage, playing a three-game round-robin, and the No. 5-12 seeds playing 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.

Today, we look at 12 players (listed alphabetically) from the Eastern Conference who were traded before the Feb. 24 NHL Trade Deadline and had limited time with their new team before the season was paused on March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.  

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Return to Play

Return to Play: Eastern Conference

Stanley Cup Qualifiers to include four best-of-5 matchups to determine who will face bye teams

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

NHL Tonight: Eastern Playoffs

The crew cover the Eastern Conference matchups

The NHL Tonight crew break down the Eastern Conference playoff matchups

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The NHL announced its Return to Play Plan on May 26.

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