NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers began on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto.

The top four teams in both conferences will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the First Round. The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will be best-of-5 series with the losing teams being entered into Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery.

Below is a full 2020 NHL playoffs schedule of both the round-robin and the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Round-robin [Standings, scenarios]

(5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens (MTL won series 3-1)

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers (CAR won series 3-0)

(7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers (NYI won series 3-1)

(8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets (Series tied 2-2)

Round-robin [Standings, scenarios]

(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks (CHI won series 3-1)

(6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes (ARZ won series 3-1)

(7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild (VAN won series 3-1)

(8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets (CGY won series 3-1)

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NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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