NHL announces start times for Thursday’s Qualifying Round games


Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights warm-up before NHL exhibition game action in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Jason Franson/CP)

The NHL has announced the start times for its slate of Stanley Cup Qualifying Round games on Thursday.

Action begins with Game 4, if necessary, between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes at 12 p.m. ET.

Puck drop for Game 3 between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.

The final afternoon game will be a round-robin tilt between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals at 4 p.m. ET.

The showdown of Eastern Conference teams will be followed by a round-robin game out West between the St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights at 6:30 p.m.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets will square off in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference qualifying series at 8 p.m. ET.

Thursday’s action will be capped by Game 4 of the qualifying series between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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