Stanley Cup Qualifiers 2020: Full schedule, standings, scores

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) tries to take the puck from Toronto Maple Leafs centre John Tavares (91). (Frank Gunn/CP)

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This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs are unique. Instead of 16 teams and four rounds of best-of-seven series, first we have to get through a qualifying round.

A total of 16 teams are playing through a best-of-five to advance to the next round, which is being called “Round 1.” However, it’s important to note that for stats purposes, this qualifying round counts as part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

At the same time, eight other teams are involved in a round robin. They represent the top four teams in each conference by points percentage at the time of the break, and the games they’ll play against each other will determine who heads into Round 1 as the first, second, third and fourth seeds. There is no regular season weighting involved — however they finish in the round robin is how they’ll be seeded. In case of tie, regular season points percentage will break it.

Below you can see the status of each series and the schedule of games upcoming.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE QUALIFYING SERIES

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

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 PIT – 2 MTL – 3 (OT) Aug. 1, 8 p.m.
2 PIT – 3 MTL – 1 Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
3 MTL – 4 PIT – 3 Aug. 5, 8 p.m.
4 MTL – 2 PIT – 0 Aug. 7, 4 p.m.

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) NY Rangers
Hurricanes win series 3-0

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 CAR – 3 NYR – 2 Aug. 1, 12 p.m.
2 CAR – 4 NYR – 1 Aug. 3, 12 p.m.
3 NYR – 1 CAR – 4 Aug. 5, 12 p.m.

(7) NY Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers
Islanders win series 3-1

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 NYI – 2 FLA – 1 Aug. 1, 4 p.m.
2 NYI – 4 FLA – 2 Aug. 4, 12 p.m.
3 FLA – 3 NYI – 2 Aug. 5, 12 p.m.
4 FLA – 1 NYI – 5 Aug. 7, 12 p.m.

(8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets win series 3-2

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 TOR – 0 CLB – 2 Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
2 TOR – 3 CLB – 0 Aug. 4, 4 p.m.
3 CLB – 4 (OT) TOR – 3 Aug. 6, 8 p.m.
4 CLB – 3 TOR – 4 (OT) Aug. 7, 8 p.m.
5 TOR – 0 CLB – 3 Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 EDM – 4 CHI – 6 Aug. 1, 3 p.m.
2 EDM – 6 CHI – 3 Aug. 3, 10:30 p.m.
3 CHI – 4 EDM – 3 Aug. 5, 10:30 p.m.
4 CHI – 3 EDM – 2 Aug. 7, 6:45 p.m.

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

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 NSH – 3 ARI – 4 Aug. 2, 2 p.m.
2 NSH – 4 ARI – 2 Aug. 4, 2:30 p.m.
3 ARI – 4 NSH – 1 Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m.
4 ARI – 4 (OT) NSH – 3 Aug. 7, 2:30 p.m.

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

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 VAN – 0 MIN – 3 Aug. 2, 10:30 p.m.
2 VAN – 4 MIN – 0 Aug. 4, 10:45 p.m.
3 MIN – 0 VAN – 3 Aug. 6, 2:30 p.m.
4 MIN – 4 VAN – 5 (OT) Aug. 7, 10:45 p.m.

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

Game # Home Away Game time (ET)
1 CGY – 4 WPG – 1 Aug. 1, 10:30 p.m.
2 CGY – 2 WPG – 3 Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m.
3 WPG – 2 CGY – 6 Aug. 4, 6:45 p.m.
4 WPG – 0 CGY – 4 Aug. 6, 10:30 p.m.

ROUND ROBIN STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

TEAM W L OTL PTS RP%*
Philadelphia 3 0 0 6 0.645
Tampa Bay 2 1 0 4 0.657
Washington 1 1 1 1 0.652
Boston 0 3 0 0 0.714
Home Away Game time (ET)
BOS – 1 PHI – 4 Aug. 2, 3 p.m.
TB – 3 (SO) WSH – 2 Aug. 3, 4 p.m.
BOS – 2 TB – 3 Aug. 5, 4 p.m.
PHI – 3 WSH – 1 Aug. 6, 4 p.m.
TB – 1 PHI – 4 Aug. 8, 8 p.m.
WSH – 2 BOS – 1 Aug. 9, 12 p.m.

Western Conference

TEAM W L OTL PTS RP%*
Vegas 3 0 0 6 0.606
Colorado 2 0 1 5 0.657
St. Louis 0 2 0 0 0.662
Dallas 0 2 0 0 0.594
Home Away Game time (ET)
COL – 2 STL 1 Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.
VGK – 5 DAL – 3 Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m.
DAL – 0 COL – 4 Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.
VGK – 6 STL – 4 Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m.
COL – 3 VGK – 4 (OT) Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
STL DAL Aug. 9, 3 p.m.

* – Regular season points percentage is the tie-breaker for round robin play

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