Stanley Cup qualification starts on August 1 with the Rangers-Carolina match

National Hockey League has published a full Stanley Cup qualification calendar. The play-in round starts on August 1, New York Rangers will play in Toronto with Carolina Hurricanes.

Four more matches will be held on the same day: Chicago Blackhawks – Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers – New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens – Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets – Calgary Flames. 16 teams will take part in the Stanley Cup 2020 qualification. Eight winners will qualify for the playoffs.