The schedule for the return to play is coming out in dribbling and drabbing in the NHL, and today they confirmed the opening days of the qualifying round and the ranking rounds at each hub.
All games, schedules and broadcasters from August 1 to August 5 are on the main NHL schedule page.
Here is the important part:
Sunday, August 2: Columbus in Toronto, 8 p.m. on Sportsnet, TVAS and NHLN
Tuesday, August 4: Columbus in Toronto, 4 p.m. on Sportsnet, TVAS and NBCSN
Thursday August 6: Toronto to Columbus, well, that’s a good question. Here is the official announcement on this from the NHL:
All games take place at the Scotiabank Arena.
Now for the less important parts:
Saturday August 1: The 8 p.m. game will be held in Montreal at Pittsburgh.
Sunday August 2: See above, you’ll watch the Leafs and love it.
Monday August 3: The 8 p.m. game is Montreal to Pittsburgh and the 6:30 p.m. game is Dallas to Vegas
Tuesday August 4: Once the Leafs are over, the 8 p.m. game will be Carolina at Rangers, or you can watch Calgary at Winnipeg at 6:45 p.m. if you like that stuff.
Wednesday August 5: The 8 p.m. game will be held in Pittsburgh in Montreal or the 6:30 p.m. game will be held in Colorado in Dallas
If you’ve got your afternoons off or you’re up late you’re on your own as to what to watch, but I know I’m relieved that the Habs are at 8am every night.
Packages de streaming
NHL Live lists an offer in Canada for a $ 74.99 Stanley Cup pass that includes all English broadcasts from all playoff games without interruption. Regular subscribers must have this content included in their existing plan.
Sportsnet is announcing a streaming package in Canada that includes all games with no downtime.
Hockey Night in Canada games are streamed for free in Canada on CBC Gem, but, so far, they’re all Canadians or Flames.
When the NHL releases another nugget, we’ll update you.