Report: NHL 24-team playoff format details get finalized


According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, the NHL and NHLPA have come to an agreement on issues that remained from the NHL's 24-team playoff format.

One of the finalized items included the length of games for each series. The play-in round — Blackhawks vs. Oilers in the Western Conference — will be five games and the rest of the postseason series will be seven, with teams being re-seeded after each round.

It was recently reported that team training camps to lead up to the postseason format wouldn't begin ahead of July 10.

The NHL paused on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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