BOSTON (WHDH) - The National Hockey League provided teams with a list of “critical dates” in the league’s plan to return to play.
Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season.
With an expanded 24-team playoff format things will be different.
There will be no fans in the stands and only five or six games a day at the start.
The Boston Bruins will return to Warrior Ice Arena for training camp on Monday after the 2019-2020 regular season was cut short due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They will make their way up to Toronto just under two weeks later to begin a round of exhibition games.
Monday, July 13 -Boston Bruins Training Camp opens at Warrior Ice Arena
Sunday, July 26 -Boston Bruins travel to Toronto, ON
Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, July 30 -Exhibition Games
Sunday, August 2 -Round Robin Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Wednesday, August 5 -Round Robin Game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, August 8 -Round Robin Game vs. Washington Capitals
Tuesday, August 11- First Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs begins
Tuesday, August 25 -Second Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs begins
Tuesday, September 8 -Conference Finals begin
Tuesday, September 22 -Stanley Cup Final begins
Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 10 -2020 NHL Draft
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