Start planning for some extended lunch breaks, Smashville.
The NHL has announced start times for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifier games, and the Predators will be playing in the afternoon through at least the first three of those contests.
Nashville will face the Arizona Coyotes in a best-of-5 series to start Phase 4 of the NHL's Return To Play Plan, and it begins on Aug. 2, when the puck drops for Game 1 at 1 p.m. CT. All of Nashville's games will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
The full schedule for the series is as follows:
Game 1: Aug. 2, 1 p.m. CT
Game 2: Aug. 4, 1:30 p.m. CT
Game 3: Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m. CT
Game 4*: Aug. 7, TBD
Game 5*: Aug. 9, TBD
Additionally, the Predators will face the Dallas Stars at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 30 in an exhibition game ahead of the qualifying round.
Broadcast information for all games will be released in the coming days.