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NHL 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs - The “Second Season” begins August 1st

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NHL 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs - The “Second Season” begins August 1st

Hey Everyone,

A bit surprised that no one has begun a thread already.

But here we go!

Post your thoughts, comments, team pride / support etc.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

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Kick off Comment ...

August 1, 2020

A bit surprised that Edmonton got their butt kicked by Chicago today
In the Qualifying Round Game 1

FINAL
Chicago Blackhawks 6 - Edmonton Oilers 4
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Did like the way the arena was turned out
And the Opening by Hockey Diversity Alliance
As well as the Black Lives Matter & We Skate / I Skate messaging

Would like to see the NHL take this even further
They should sell Tshirts for # We Skate / I Skate
And donate the money to charity
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PLAYOFF STANDINGS GOING INTO ROUND 1

EASTERN CONFERENCE ... Toronto Hub


NOTE :
All Teams have been Re-Seeded for the Playoffs, following the Qualifying & Round Robin Games
The Division reference, shows where they were in the Standings following Regular Season Play that ended in March

PE 1 - Philadelphia Flyers (Metropolitan # 2)
PE 2 - Tampa Bay Lightening (Atlantic # 2)
PE 3 - Washington Capitals (Metropolitan # 1)
PE 4 - Boston Bruins (Atlantic # 1)
PE 5 - Carolina Hurricanes (Metropolitan # 4)
PE 6 - New York Islanders (Metropolitan # 6)
PE 7 - Columbus Blue Jackets (Metropolitan # 5)
PE 8 - Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic # 5)

WESTERN CONFERENCE ... Edmonton Hub

PW 1 - Las Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific # 1)
PW 2 - Colorado Avalanche (Central # 2)
PW 3 - Dallas Stars (Central # 3)
PW 4 - St Louis Blues (Central # 1)
PW 5 - Vancouver Canucks (Pacific # 4)
PW 6 - Calgary Flames (Pacific # 3)
PW 7 - Arizona Coyotes (Pacific # 5)
PW 8 - Chicago Blackhawks (Central # 7)

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THE BRACKETS

EASTERN CONFERENCE


PE 1 vs PE 8 = Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens (Met # 2 vs Atl # 5)
PE 2 vs PE 7 = Tampa Bay Lightening vs Columbus Blue Jackets (Atl # 2 vs Met # 5)
PE 3 vs PE 6 = Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders (Met # 1 vs Met # 6)
PE 4 vs PE 5 = Boston Bruins vs Carolina Hurricanes (Atl # 1 vs Met # 4)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PW 1 vs PW 8 = Las Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks (Pac # 1 vs Ctl # 7)
PW 2 vs PW 7 = Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes (Ctl # 2 vs Pac # 5)
PW 3 vs PW 6 = Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames (Ctl # 3 vs Pac # 3)
PW 4 vs PW 5 = St Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks (Ctl # 1 vs Pac # 4)

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SCHEDULE & RESULTS

** ROUND ONE ** ... BEST OF 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE ... Toronto Hub


NOTE : for convenience only ... Canadian Teams are listed first

PE 8 - MONTREAL CANADIENS versus PE 1 - Philadelphia Flyers
... PHILLY WINS THE SERIES (4-2)

* Game 1 - August 12th = PHILLY WIN (2-1)
* Game 2 - August 14th = MONTREAL WIN (5-0)
* Game 3 - August 16th = PHILLY WIN (1-0)
* Game 4 - August 18th = PHILLY WIN (2-0)
* Game 5 - August 19th = MONTREAL WIN (5-3)
* Game 6 - August 21st = PHILLY WINS (3-2)

PE 2 - Tampa Bay Lightening versus PE 7 - Columbus Blue Jackets
... TAMPA BAY WINS THE SERIES (4-1)

* Game 1 - August 11th = TAMPA BAY WIN (3-2) in 5th OT = Point # 21 ... 4th longest playoff game ever
* Game 2 - August 13th = COLUMBUS WIN (3-1)
* Game 3 - August 15th = TAMPA BAY WIN (3-2)
* Game 4 - August 17th = TAMPA BAY WIN (2-1)
* Game 5 - August 19th = TAMPA BAY WIN (5-4) in OT = Point # 21

PE 3 - Washington Capitals versus PE 6 - New York Islanders
... NEW YORK WINS THE SERIES (4-1)

* Game 1 - August 12th = NEW YORK WIN (4-2)
* Game 2 - August 14th = NEW YORK WIN (5-2)
* Game 3 - August 16th = NEW YORK WIN (2-1) in OT = Barzal # 13
* Game 4 - August 18th = WASHINGTON WIN (3-2)
* Game 5 - August 20th = NEW YORK WIN (4-0)

PE 4 - Boston Bruins versus PE 5 - Carolina Hurricanes
... BOSTON WINS THE SERIES (4-1)

* Game 1 - August 12th = BOSTON WIN (4-3) in 2nd OT = Bergeron # 37
* Game 2 - August 13th = CAROLINA WIN (3-2)
* Game 3 - August 15th = BOSTON WIN (3-1)
* Game 4 - August 17th = BOSTON WIN (4-3)
* Game 5 - August 19th = BOSTON WIN (2-1)
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WESTERN CONFERENCE ... Edmonton Hub

NOTE : for convenience only ... Canadian Teams are listed first

PW 6 - CALGARY FLAMES versus PW 3 - Dallas Stars
... DALLAS WINS THE SERIES (4-2)

* Game 1 - August 11th = CALGARY WIN (3-2)
* Game 2 - August 13th = DALLAS WIN (5-4)
* Game 3 - August 14th = CALGARY WIN (2-0)
* Game 4 - August 16th = DALLAS WIN (5-4) in OT = Radulov # 47
* Game 5 - August 18th = DALLAS WIN (2-1)
* Game 6 - August 20th = DALLAS WIN (7-3)

PW 5 - VANCOUVER CANUCKS versus PW 4 - St Louis Blues
... VANCOUVER WINS THE SERIES (4-2)

* Game 1 - August 12th = VANCOUVER WIN (5-2)
* Game 2 - August 14th = VANCOUVER WIN (4-3)
* Game 3 - August 16th = ST LOUIS WIN (3-2) in OT = Schenn # 10
* Game 4 - August 17th = ST LOUIS WIN (3-1)
* Game 5 - August 19th = VANCOUVER WIN (4-3)
* Game 6 - August 21st = VANCOUVER WIN (6-2)

PW 1 - Las Vegas Golden Knights versus PW 8 - Chicago Blackhawks
... LAS VEGAS WNS THE SERIES (4-1)

* Game 1 - August 11th = LAS VEGAS WIN (4-1)
* Game 2 - August 13th = LAS VEGAS WIN (4-3) in OT = Smith # 19
* Game 3 - August 15th = LAS VEGAS WIN (2-1)
* Game 4 - August 16th = CHICAGO WIN (3-1)
* Game 5 - August 18th = LAS VEGAS WIN (4-3)

PW 2 - Colorado Avalanche versus PW 7 - Arizona Coyotes
... COLORADO WINS THE SERIES (4-1)

* Game 1 - August 12th = COLORADO WIN (3-0)
* Game 2 - August 14th = COLORADO WIN (3-2)
* Game 3 - August 15th = ARIZONA WIN (4-2)
* Game 4 - August 17th = COLORADO WIN (7-1)
* Game 5 - August 19th = COLORADO WIN (7-1)
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STANDINGS & STATISTICS

** AS OF MID MARCH / COVID SHUT DOWN **

EASTERN CONFERENCE


E1 - Boston Bruins = 100 Points (70 GP / 44 Wins) = Atlantic # 1
E2 - Washington Capitals = 90 Points (69 GP / 41 Wins) = Metropolitan # 1
E3 - Tampa Bay Lightening = 92 Points (70 GP / 43 Wins) = Atlantic # 2
E4 - Philadelphia Flyers = 89 Points (69 GP / 41 Wins) = Metropolitan # 2
E5 - Pittsburgh Penguins = 86 Points (69 GP / 40 Wins) = Metropolitan # 3
E6 - Toronto Maple Leafs = 81 Points (70 GP / 36 Wins) = Atlantic # 3
E7 - Carolina Hurricanes = 81 Points (68 GP / 38 Wins) = Metropolitan # 4
E8 - Columbus Blue Jackets = 81 Points (70 GP / 33 Wins) = Metropolitan # 5
E9 - New York Islanders = 80 Points (68 GP / 35 Wins) = Metropolitan # 6
E10 - New York Rangers = 79 Points (70 GP / 37 Wins) = Metropolitan # 7
E11 - Florida Panthers = 78 Points (69 GP / 35 Wins) = Atlantic # 4
E12 - Montreal Canadiens = 71 Points (71 GP / 31 Wins) = Atlantic # 5

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W1 - St Louis Blues = 94 Points (71 GP / 42 Wins) = Central # 1
W2 - Las Vegas Golden Knights = 86 Points (71 GP / 39 Wins) = Pacific # 1
W3 - Colorado Avalanche = 92 Points (70 GP / 42 Wins) = Central # 2
W4 - Edmonton Oilers = 83 Points (71 GP / 37 Wins) = Pacific # 2
W5 - Dallas Stars = 82 Points (69 GP / 37 Wins) = Central # 3
W6 - Calgary Flames = 79 Points (70 GP / 36 Wins) = Pacific # 3
W7 - Winnipeg Jets = 80 Points (71 GP / 37 Wins) = Central # 4
W8 - Nashville Predators = 78 Points (69 GP / 35 Wins) = Central # 5
W9 - Vancouver Canucks = 78 Points (69 GP / 36 Wins) = Pacific # 4
W10 - Minnesota Wild = 77 Points (69 GP / 35 Wins) = Central # 6
W11 - Arizona Coyotes = 74 Points (70 GP / 33 Wins) = Pacific # 5
W12 - Chicago Blackhawks = 72 Points (70 GP / 32 Wins) = Central # 7

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MATCH UPS FOR THE QUALIFYING ROUND & ROUND ROBIN (August 1st, 2020)

EASTERN CONFERENCE ... Toronto Hub

** Round Robin Play **


E1 - Boston Bruins (Atlantic # 1)
E2 - Washington Capitals (Metropolitan # 1)
E3 - Tampa Bay Lightening (Atlantic # 2)
E4 - Philadelphia Flyers (Metropolis # 2)

** Qualifying Round Games **

E5 vs E12 = Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens (Met # 3 vs Atl # 5)
E6 vs E8 = Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets (Atl # 3 vs Met # 5)
E7 vs E10 = Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers (Met # 4 vs Met # 7)
E9 vs E11 = New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers (Met # 6 vs Atl # 4)

WESTERN CONFERENCE ... Edmonton Hub

** Round Robin Play **


W1 - St Louis Blues (Central # 1)
W2 - Las Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific # 1)
W3 - Colorado Avalanche (Central # 2)
W5 - Dallas Stars (Central # 3)

** Qualifying Round Games **

W4 vs W12 = Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks (Pac # 2 vs Ctl # 7)
W6 vs W7 = Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets (Pac # 3 vs Ctl # 4)
W8 vs W11 = Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes (Ctl # 5 vs Pac # 5)
W9 vs W10 = Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild (Pac # 4 vs Ctl # 6)

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RESULTS QUALIFYING & ROUND ROBIN GAMES ... August 1st thru 9th, 2020

EASTERN CONFERENCE ... Toronto Hub

** Qualifying Round ** ... Best of 5 for Standing

E5 - Pittsburgh Penguins (Met # 3) versus E12 - Montreal Canadiens (Atl # 5)
... MONTREAL TAKES THE SERIES (3-1)

* Game 1 - August 1st = MONTREAL WIN (3-2)
* Game 2 - August 3rd = PITTSBURGH WIN (3-1)
* Game 3 - August 5th = MONTREAL WIN (4-3)
* Game 4 - August 7th = MONTREAL WIN (2-0)

E6 - Toronto Maple Leafs (Atl # 3) versus E8 - Columbus Blue Jackets (Met # 5)
... COLUMBUS TAKES THE SERIES (3-2)

* Game 1 - August 2nd = COLUMBUS WIN (2-0)
* Game 2 - August 4th = TORONTO WIN (3-0)
* Game 3 - August 6th = COLUMBUS WIN (4-3) in OT = Dubois # 18
* Game 4 - August 7th = TORONTO WIN (4-3) in OT = Matthews # 34
* Game 5 - August 9th = COLUMBUS WIN (3-0)

E7 - Carolina Hurricanes (Met # 4) versus E10 - New York Rangers (Met # 7)
... CAROLINA TAKES THE SERIES (3-0)

* Game 1 - August 1st = CAROLINA WIN (3-2)
* Game 2 - August 3rd = CAROLINA WIN (4-1)
* Game 3 - August 4th = CAROLINA WIN (4-1

E9 - New York Islanders (Met # 6) versus E11 - Florida Panthers (Atlantic # 4)
... NY ISLANDERS TAKE THE SERIES (3-1)

* Game 1 - August 1st = ISLANDERS WIN (2-1)
* Game 2 - August 4th = ISLANDERS WIN (4-2)
* Game 3 - August 5th = FLORIDA WIN (3-2)
* Game 4 - August 7th = ISLANDERS WIN (5-1)

** Round Robin Play ** ... for Points / Standing

E1 - Boston Bruins (Atlantic # 1) ... STANDING @ 3 LOSSES = 0 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 2nd - Philadelphia Flyers = PHILLY WIN (4-1)
* Game 2 - August 5th - Tampa Bay Lightening = TAMPA BAY WIN (3-2)
* Game 3 - August 9th - Washington Capitals = WASHINGTON WIN (2-1)

E2 - Washington Capitals (Metropolitan # 1) ... STANDING @ 1 WIN + 2 LOSSES (1 in OT ) = 3 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 3rd - Tampa Bay Lightening = TAMPA WIN (3-2) in a SO
* Game 2 - August 6th - Philadelphia Flyers = PHILLY WIN (3-1)
* Game 3 - August 9th - Boston Bruins = WASHINGTON WIN (2-1)

E3 - Tampa Bay Lightening (Atlantic # 2) ... STANDING @ 2 WINS + 1 LOSS = 4 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 3rd - Washington Capitals = TAMPA WIN (3-2) in a SO = Kucherov # 86
* Game 2 - August 5th - Boston Bruins = TAMPA BAY WIN (3-2)
* Game 3 - August 8th - Philadelphia Flyers = PHILLY WIN (4-1)

E4 - Philadelphia Flyers (Metropolitan # 2) ... STANDING @ 3 WINS = 6 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 2nd - Boston Bruins = PHILLY WIN (4-1)
* Game 2 - August 6th - Washington Capitals = PHILLY WIN (3-1)
* Game 3 - August 8th - Tampa Bay Lightening = PHILLY WIN (4-1)
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WESTERN CONFERENCE ... Edmonton Hub

** Qualifying Round ** ... Best of 5 for Standing


W4 - Edmonton Oilers (Pac # 2) versus W12 - Chicago Blackhawks (Ctl # 7)
... CHICAGO TAKES THE SERIES (3-1)

* Game 1 - August 1st = CHICAGO WIN (6-4)
* Game 2 - August 3rd = EDMONTON WIN (6-3)
* Game 3 - August 5th = CHICAGO WIN (4-3)
* Game 4 - August 7th = CHICAGO WIN (3-2)

W6 - Calgary Flames (Pac # 3) versus W7 - Winnipeg Jets (Ctl # 4)
... CALGARY TAKES THE SERIES (3-1)

* Game 1 - August 1st = CALGARY WIN (4-1)
* Game 2 - August 3rd = WINNIPEG WIN (3-2)
* Game 3 - August 4th = CALGARY WIN (6-2)
* Game 4 - August 6th = CALGARY WIN (4-0)

W8 - Nashville Predators (Ctl # 5) ersus Arizona Coyotes (Pac # 5)
... ARIZONA TAKES THE SERIES (3-1)

* Game 1 - August 2nd = ARIZONA WIN (4-3)
* Game 2 - August 4th = NASHVILLE WIN (4-2)
* Game 3 - August 5th = ARIZONA WIN (4-1)
* Game 4 - August 7th = ARIZONA WIN (4-3) in OT = Richardson # 15

W9 - Vancouver Canucks (Pac #4) versus W10 - Minnesota Wild (Ctl # 6)
... VANCOUVER TAKES THE SERIES (3-1)

* Game 1 - August 2nd = MINNESOTA WIN (3-0)
* Game 2 - August 4th = VANCOUVER WIN (4-3)
* Game 3 - August 6th = VANCOUVER WIN (3-0)
* Game 4 - August 7th = VANCOUVER WIN (5-4) in OT = Tanev # 8

** Round Robin Play ** ... for Points / Standing

W1 - St Louis Blues (Central # 1) ... STANDING @ 3 LOSSES (1 in OT) = 1 POINT
* Game 1 - August 2nd - Colorado Avalanche = COLORADO WIN (2-1)
* Game 2 - August 6th - Las Vegas Knights = LAS VEGAS WIN (6-4)
* Game 3 - August 9th - Dallas Stars = DALLAS WIN (2-1) in a SO

W2 - Las Vegas Knights (Pacific # 1) ... STANDING @ 3 WINS = 6 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 3rd - Dallas Stars = LAS VEGAS WIN (5-3)
* Game 2 - August 6th - St Louis Blues = LAS VEGAS WIN (6-4)
* Game 3 - August 8th - Colorado Avalanche = LAS VEGAS WIN (4-3) in OT = Tuch # 89

W3- Colorado Avalanche (Central # 2) ... STANDING @ 2 WINS + 1 LOSS in OT = 5 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 2nd - St Louis Blues = COLORADO WIN (2-1)
* Game 2 - August 5th - Dallas Stars = COLORADO WIN (4-0)
* Game 3 - August 8th - Las Vegas Knights = LAS VEGAS WIN (4-3) in OT

W5- Dallas Stars (Central # 3) ... STANDING @ 1 WIN + 2 LOSSES = 2 POINTS
* Game 1 - August 3rd - Las Vegas Knights = LAS VEGAS WIN (5-3)
* Game 2 - August 5th - Colorado Avalanche = COLORADO WIN (4-0)
* Game 3 - August 9th - St Louis Blues = DALLAS WIN (2-1) In SO = Gurianov # 34
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I only watched the MTLvsPIT game, but the pace was pretty good. The empty arena wasn't that big of a deal. The only time I really noticed it was when one team got momentum, there wasn't the usual home crowd noise.
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Leafs will go all the way.
Winning a cup in September.
Such is the prophecy.
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Jensonrp wrote: Any deals on gamecenter or sn now
Probably best researched in HOT DEALS
Or posted in the ENTERTAINMENT FORUM
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This thread is more about discussing the playoff games themselves
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As an aside:

KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE 2020

The 4 Finalists were announced yesterday, August 2nd
They are:

PENSE, Saskatchewan
SAINT-FÉLICIEN, Quebec
TYNE VALLEY, Prince Edward Island
TWILLINGATE, Newfoundland & Labrador

For more info see the Kraft Hockeyville website = https://www.krafthockeyville.ca

They each will have videos featuring their stories NHL Games from now until voting on August 14th

VOTING OPENS - August 14th @ 9 AM EDT
VOTING ENDS - August 15th @ 6 PM EDT

I am sure that there will be a whole thread dedicated to this somewhere else on RFD
I will post a link here when I find it
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Personal thoughts, after hearing a bit of the background on each finalist location ... I certainly see them ALL as quite deserving.
But ... Tyne Valley, PEI stood out for me
Cuz while the other 3 arenas are aging ...
Tyne Valley lost their entire arena to a fire
One can play hockey in an aging arena ... it’s a lot worse when you have no arena at all

Anyhow, doesn’t matter WHO YOU CHOOSE TO VOTE FOR
But it’s a nice thing to do for your fellow Cdns & Hockey Lovers
So be sure and Mark August 14th / 15th on your calendar
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CAROLINA HURRICANES & NY RANGERS

Another win today for the Hurricanes

* Game 1 - August 1st = CAROLINA WIN (3-2)
* Game 2 - August 3rd = CAROLINA WIN (4-1)

Carolina leads the series 2 Games to Zero

Always have liked this team, good hockey city.

Today’s game it looked like the Rangers didn’t even show up
Carolina dominated the ice in both play & skating
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So happy the Leafs are booted from this competition.

Go Flames go!
FS: Xbox One X (NEW)

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lol Go Habs Go
Sharing is Caring - Without people sharing info, these forums would not exist and no one would benefit from it. Don't be selfish.

They really need to show who downvotes so we can find out the mofus is
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shikotee wrote: Leafs will go all the way.
Winning a cup in September.
Such is the prophecy.
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