The NHL Return to Play plan and a new collective bargaining agreement have been finalized, and the Stanley Cup Qualifier schedule is set.
The Florida Panthers’ quest for a Stanley Cup finally has dates attached to it.
The Panthers open their best-of-5 series against the New York Islanders in Toronto on Aug. 1, with the rest of the series being played on Aug. 4, Aug. 5, Aug. 7 (if necessary) and Aug. 9 (if necessary).
Times have not been announced, but all Eastern Conference games in Toronto will be played at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The 24 teams taking part in postseason action can now plan to open training camps Monday. This also serves as a deadline for players to opt out of competition without penalty. Teams are scheduled to travel to their respective hub cities on July 26. Edmonton will be the hub for Western Conference teams.