It can be official. Sixteen groups are set to hit the ice between Toronto and Edmonton as the Stanley Cup playoffs commence with to start with-round action.
But who will skate absent with Lord Stanley’s Cup at the close is anyone’s guess because, perfectly, 2020.
The Blackhawks and Canadiens have been the 23rd and 24th groups, respectively, in the league standings when the period had to pause owing to the pandemic and now they’re going to encounter off from the Golden Knights and Flyers in the to start with round. Not to mention neither Vegas nor Philadelphia won the Presidents’ Trophy or led their meeting way again on March twelve, when the normal period paused. Individuals two groups, the Bruins and Blues, are heading into the playoffs as No. 4 seeds.
The NHL playoffs begin Aug. eleven with the opening match-up that includes a re-match of the 2019 to