Report: NHL to have 3 games a day in each hub city for 24-team playoffs


On Wednesday morning, ESPN's Emily Kaplan reported that the NHL is likely to have three games a day in both Edmonton and Toronto, the NHL's two hub cities, for a total of six daily contests in the 24-team playoff format.

Kaplan said the times for puck drop would be 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Toronto is on Eastern time and Edmonton on Mountain time, a two-hour difference.

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The qualifying round, which features the Blackhawks against the Oilers in a best-of-five series, is scheduled to kickoff on Aug 1. Training camps for NHL teams leading up to the postseason tournament are slated to begin Monday.

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