Stanley Cup Playoffs: NHL First Round Matchups Set

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  • August 9, 2020
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The First Round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The NHL’s First Round playoff matchups are set.

The remaining 16 teams will participate in best-of-seven series after advancing past the Qualifying Round and Round Robin play. First Round games are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 11. 

Eastern Conference First Round Matchups

Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)

Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)

Western Conference First Round Matchups

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5) 

The seeding of the top four teams in each conference was decided by Round Robin competition, while their opponents advanced from best-of-five Qualifying matchups. 

Teams that were eliminated in the Qualifying Round include the Pittsburgh Penguins, New

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