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Stanley Cup 2020 – SCHEDULE

Stanley Cup 2020 – SCHEDULE

At the end of May, the NHL announced the “Return to Play plan”. This plan has now been approved by all parties involved and has entered phase 3, ie a game schedule finally has been presented. On August 1, the qualifiers for the Stanley Cup 2020 begin in the “hub cities” of Edmonton and Toronto. To avoid travel and unnecessary exposure to Covid-19, all matches are held in selected hub cities where all teams stay throughout the playoffs.

Stanley Cup 2020 – this is how it will be played

The four best teams from both conferences play three matches each in a round robin that is important in the seeding before the round of 16. Other teams play qualifiers in the best of five matches.

This is what the game schedule looks like for the first qualifying rounds

EASTERN CONFERENCE (Scotiabank Place, Toronto)
1 aug Montreal Canadiens Pittsburgh Penguins Match 1/5
1 aug New York Rangers Carolina Hurricanes Match 1/5
1 aug Florida Panthers New York Islanders Match 1/5
2 aug Philadalphia Flyers Boston Bruins Round-robin
2 aug Columbus Blue Jackets Toronto Maple Leafs Match 1/5
3 aug Washington Capitals Tampa Bay Lightning Round-robin
3 aug Montreal Canadiens Pittsburgh Penguins Match 2/5
3 aug New York Rangers Carolina Hurricanes Match 2/5
4 aug Carolina Hurricanes New York Rangers Match 3/5
4 aug Florida Panthers New York Islanders Match 2/5
4 aug Columbus Blue Jackets Toronto Maple Leafs Match 2/5
5 aug Tampa Bay Lightning Boston Bruins Round-robin
5 aug Pittsburgh Penguins Montreal Canadiens Match 3/5
5 aug New York Islanders Florida Panthers Match 3/5
6 aug Washington Capitals Philadalphia Flyers Round-robin
6 aug Carolina Hurricanes New York Rangers* Match 4/5
6 aug Toronto Maple Leafs Columbus Blue Jackets Match 3/5
7 aug Pittsburgh Penguins Montreal Canadiens* Match 4/5
7 aug New York Islanders Florida Panthers* Match 4/5
7 aug Toronto Maple Leafs Columbus Blue Jackets* Match 4/5
8 aug Boston Bruins Washington Capitals Round-robin
8 aug Pittsburgh Penguins Montreal Canadiens* Match 5/5
8 aug New York Rangers Carolina Hurricanes* Match 5/5
9 aug Philadalphia Flyers Tampa Bay Lightning Round-robin
9 aug Florida Panthers New York Islanders* Match 5/5
9 aug Columbus Blue Jackets Toronto Maple Leafs* Match 5/5

*only if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE (Rogers Place, Edmonton)
1 aug Chicago Blackhawks Edmonton Oilers Match 1/5
1 aug Winnipeg Jets Calgary Flames Match 1/5
2 aug St. Louis Blues Colorado Avalanche Round-robin
2 aug Arizona Coyotes Nashville Predators Match 1/5
2 aug Minnesota Wild Vancouver Canucks Match 1/5
3 aug Dallas Stars Las vegas Golden Knights Round-robin
3 aug Chicago Blackhawks Edmonton Oilers Match 2/5
3 aug Winnipeg Jets Calgary Flames Match 2/5
4 aug Arizona Coyotes Nashville Predators Match 2/5
4 aug Minnesota Wild Vancouver Canucks Match 2/5
4 aug Calgary Flames Winnipeg Jets Match 3/5
5 aug Colorado Avalanche Dallas Stars Round-robin
5 aug Edmonton Oilers Chicago Blackhawks Match 3/5
5 aug Nashville Predators Arizona Coyotes Match 3/5
6 aug Las vegas Golden Knights St. Louis Blues Round-robin
6 aug Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild Match 3/5
6 aug Calgary Flames Winnipeg Jets* Match 4/5
7 aug Edmonton Oilers Chicago Blackhawks* Match 4/5
7 aug Nashville Predators Arizona Coyotes* Match 4/5
7 aug Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild* Match 4/5
8 aug Las vegas Golden Knights Colorado Avalanche Round-robin
8 aug Chicago Blackhawks Edmonton Oilers* Match 5/5
8 aug Winnipeg Jets Calgary Flames* Match 5/5
9 aug Dallas Stars St. Louis Blues Round-robin
9 aug Arizona Coyotes Nashville Predators* Match 5/5
9 aug Minnesota Wild Vancouver Canucks* Match 5/5

*only if necessary

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Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Stanley Cup 2020 played as usual?

The regular NHL season was interrupted due to the Corona crisis. The NHL has decided that the Stanley Cup 2020 will be played based on current positions at the break.

Where are the matches in the Stanley Cup 2020 played?

To protect the players from Covid-19, the NHL has decided that travel should be avoided by playing all matches in two so-called "hub cities". The selected hub cities are Toronto and Edmonton.