NHL unveils exhibition schedule, start times for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

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The NHL has announced the schedule for 12 exhibition games and the starting times for the first five days of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

The exhibition games will be played from July 28-30, with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers beginning on Aug. 1. There are several notable regional matchups on the schedule, including another installment of the Battle of Alberta and a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.

Here’s a breakdown of the exhibition schedule:

Tuesday, July 28

• Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers at 4 p.m. ET

• Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens at 8 p.m. ET

• Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames at 10:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 29

• Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers at 12 p.m. ET

• Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild at 2:30 p.m. ET

• Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals at 4 p.m. ET

• St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks at 6:30 p.m. ET

• New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers at 8 p.m. ET

• Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets at 10:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, July 30

• Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at 4 p.m. ET

• Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET

• Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes at 10 p.m. ET

Last week, the league announced the dates for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, which begin on Aug. 1.

Here are the start times for the first five days of the qualifiers, broken down by series:

Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets

• Sunday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. ET

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. ET

Blackhawks vs. Oilers

• Saturday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. ET

• Monday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET

• Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Penguins vs. Canadiens

• Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. ET

• Monday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. ET

• Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET

Flames vs. Jets

• Saturday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET

• Monday, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. ET

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 6:45 p.m. ET

Wild vs. Canucks

• Sunday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 10:45 p.m. ET

Rangers vs. Hurricanes

• Saturday, Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. ET

• Monday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. ET

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. ET

Panthers vs. Islanders

• Saturday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. ET

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 12 p.m. ET

• Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 12 p.m. ET

Coyotes vs. Predators

• Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. ET

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET

• Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET

The Stanley Cup Qualifier round robin, which will determine the seeding for the top four teams in each conference, will take place on the same days.

The schedule and start times for those games can be found below:

Sunday, Aug. 2

• Flyers vs. Bruins at 3 p.m. ET

• Blues vs. Avalanche 6:30 p.m. ET

Monday, Aug. 3

• Capitals vs. Lightning at 4 p.m. ET

• Stars vs. Golden Knights at 6:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Aug. 5

• Lightning vs. Bruins at 4 p.m. ET

• Avalanche vs. Stars at 6:30 p.m. ET

Start times for games beyond Aug. 5 will be determined at a later date.

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