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Golden Knights to face Stars in first 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifier

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 10:37:45-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Hockey League announced the dates and starting times for the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers, which begin on Aug. 1.

The Golden Knights will open play with an exhibition game against the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m. PT July 30.

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Then Vegas’ first game during the round-robin portion of the schedule will be against the Dallas Stars at 3:30 p.m. PT on Aug 1.

The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers features 16 teams that are contesting best-of-five series to determine the eight teams advancing to the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Each best-of-five series features one set of back-to-back games, occurring between Games 2 and 3, Games 3 and 4, or Games 4 and 5 (if necessary).

Plans for the Stanley Cup and NHL teams

The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers will feature the top four teams from each conference to determine seeding in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The 12 participating Eastern Conference teams will play at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, while the 12 participating Western Conference teams will compete at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

The Golden Knights 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule is below:

July 30: Facing Arizona at 7 p.m. PT (Exhibition)
Aug. 3: Facing Dallas at 3:30 p.m. PT (Round Robin – Game 1)
Aug. 6: Facing St. Louis - TBD (Round Robin – Game 2)
Aug. 8: Facing Colorado - TBD (Round Robin – Game 3)

Broadcast information for the games was not immediately released.

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