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NHL exhibition schedule for Wednesday, July 29

The NHL kicks off its qualifying round games on Saturday, but in the meantime, they’re playing three days of exhibition games. Here’s what to look for on Wednesday.

General view of the opening face off at the start of the NHL regular season game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 19, 2017, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NHL is officially back. The puck drops for the qualifying round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs this Saturday, August 1, but the league got its exhibition schedule underway Thursday. Each of the 24 teams competing for the Stanley Cup will play one exhibition game over the course of three days.

Below is a list of games for Wednesday, July 29. We’ve got game time and television channel info, and also which ones allow for a live online stream at NHL.TV. We’ve also added DraftKings Sportsbook odds for each game, and we’ll update with notable results, injuries, and anything else of note as each game wraps up.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers, 12 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, FS-F, SUN

Money line: Lightning -162, Panthers +130
Puck line: Lightning -1.5 (+163), Panthers +1.5 (-220)
Total: 6.5 (Over -122, Under-105)

Result: Lightning 5, Panthers 0 — Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov each scored two goals in the win. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 26 shots in goal.

Lightning roster

Forwards: Anthony Cirelli, Blake Coleman, Barclay Goodrow, Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, Mathieu Joseph, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Pat Maroon, Ondrej Palat, Cedric Paquette, Brayden Point, Steven Stamkos, Mitchell Stephens, Carter Verhaeghe, Alexander Volkov
Defensemen: Zach Bogosian, Erik Cernak, Braydon Coburn, Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, Jan Rutta, Luke Schenn, Mikhail Sergachev, Kevin Shattenkirk
Goaltenders: Curtis McElhinney, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Scott Wedgewood

Panthers roster

Forwards: Noel Acciari, Aleksander Barkov, Brian Boyle, Brett Connolly, Evgenii Dadonov, Erik Haula, Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau, Dryden Hunt, Eetu Luostarinen, Aleksi Saarela, Colton Sceviour, Owen Tippett, Dominic Toninato, Frank Vatrano, Lucas Wallmark
Defensemen: Josh Brown, Aaron Ekblad, Brady Keeper, Mike Matheson, Chase Priskie, Mark Pysyk, Riley Stillman, Anton Stralman, MacKenzie Weegar, Keith Yandle
Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky, Philippe Desrosiers, Chris Driedger, Sam Montembeault

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild, 2:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, FS-N, FS-WI

Money line odds: Avalanche -157, Wild +123
Puck line: Avalanche -1.5 (+180), Wild +1.5 (-245)
Total: 5.5 (Over -114, Under -112)

Result: Avalanche 3, Wild 2 — Gabriel Landeskog scored what proved to be the game-winner in the second period, assisted by Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen. Pavel Francouz stopped all 14 shots he faced over 29:30 of game time, while Philipp Grubauer stopped 18 of 20 shots over 30:20.

Avalanche roster

Forwards: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Shane Bowers, Andre Burakovsky, Matt Calvert, J.T. Compher, Joonas Donskoi, Sheldon Dries, Tyson Jost, Nazem Kadri, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Vladislav Namestnikov, Valeri Nichushkin, Matt Nieto, Logan O’Connor, Mikko Rantanen, T.J. Tynan
Defensemen: Mark Barberio, Bowen Byram, Ian Cole, Kevin Connauton, Samuel Girard, Ryan Graves, Erik Johnson, Anton Lindholm, Cale Makar, Conor Timmins, Nikita Zadorov
Goaltenders: Pavel Francouz, Philipp Grubauer, Michael Hutchinson

Wild roster

Forwards: Ryan Donato, Joel Eriksson Ek, Kevin Fiala, Marcus Foligno, Alex Galchenyuk, Jordan Greenway, Ryan Hartman, Luke Johnson, Mikko Koivu, Luke Kunin, Gerald Mayhew, Zach Parise, Victor Rask, Kyle Rau, Eric Staal, Nico Sturm, Mats Zuccarello
Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Louie Belpedio, Jonas Brodin, Matt Dumba, Brad Hunt, Brennan Menell, Carson Soucy, Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Suter
Goaltenders: Devan Dubnyk, Kaapo Kahkonen, Mat Robson, Alex Stalock
Ineligible for Exhibition/Qualifiers/Playoffs: Kirill Kaprizov (F)

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals, 4 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, FS-CR

Money line odds: Hurricanes +100, Capitals +130
Puck line: Hurricanes +1.5 (-295), Capitals -1.5 (+215)
Total: 5.5 (Over -127, Under +100)

Result: Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2 — Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals and Dmitry Orlov contributed two assists. Braden Holtby saved 12 of 13 shots in 40 minutes and Vitek Vanacek saved 13 of 14 shots in 20 minutes.

Hurricanes roster

Forwards: Sebastian Aho, Clark Bishop, Ryan Dzingel, Warren Foegele, Morgan Geekie, Steven Lorentz, Jordan Martinook, Max McCormick, Brock McGinn, Martin Necas, Nino Niederreiter, Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov, Teuvo Teravainen, Vincent Trocheck, Justin Williams
Defensemen: Jake Bean, Joel Edmundson, Haydn Fleury, Jake Gardiner, Dougie Hamilton, Roland McKeown, Brett Pesce, Brady Skjei, Jaccob Slavin, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Sami Vatanen
Goaltenders: Anton Forsberg, Petr Mrazek, Alex Nedeljkovic, James Reimer

Capitals roster

Forwards: Nicklas Backstrom, Travis Boyd, Nic Dowd, Lars Eller, Carl Hagelin, Garnet Hathaway, Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Philippe Maillet, Beck Malenstyn, Connor McMichael, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin, Richard Panik, Brian Pinho, Daniel Sprong, Jakub Vrana, Tom Wilson
Defensemen: Alexander Alexeyev, John Carlson, Brenden Dillon, Martin Fehervary, Radko Gudas, Nick Jensen, Michal Kempny, Tyler Lewington, Dmitry Orlov, Jonas Siegenthaler
Goaltenders: Pheonix Copley, Braden Holtby, Vitek Vanecek

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 6:30 p.m. | NBCSN (JIP), NHLN, NHL.TV, NBCSCH+, FS-MW+

Money line odds: Blues -165, Blackhawks +130
Puck line: Blues -1.5 (+163), Blackhawks +1.5 (-220)
Total: 5.5 (Over -127, Under +100)

Result: Blackhawks 4, Blues 0 — Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and assisted on a third in Chicago’s win. Corey Crawford saved all 11 shots in his 30:06 in goal and Malcolm Subban saved all 10 shots in his 29:04 between the pipes.

Blues roster

Forwards: Ivan Barbashev, Sammy Blais, Tyler Bozak, Troy Brouwer, Jacob de la Rose, Klim Kostin, Jordan Kyrou, Mackenzie MacEachern, Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, Austin Poganski, Zach Sanford, Brayden Schenn, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen, Oskar Sundqvist, Vladimir Tarasenko, Robert Thomas
Defensemen: Robert Bortuzzo, Vince Dunn, Justin Faulk, Carl Gunnarsson, Niko Mikkola, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Derrick Pouliot, Marco Scandella, Jake Walman
Goaltenders: Jake Allen, Jordan Binnington, Ville Husso

Blackhawks roster

Forwards: Drake Caggiula, Ryan Carpenter, Kirby Dach, Alex DeBrincat, MacKenzie Entwistle, Brandon Hagel, Matthew Highmore, David Kampf, Patrick Kane, Dominik Kubalik, Philipp Kurashev, Alex Nylander, John Quenneville, Brandon Saad, Dylan Sikura, Dylan Strome, Jonathan Toews
Defensemen: Nicolas Beaudin, Adam Boqvist, Lucas Carlsson, Calvin de Haan, Duncan Keith, Slater Koekkoek, Olli Maatta, Connor Murphy, Alec Regula, Nick Seeler
Goaltenders: Corey Crawford, Collin Delia, Kevin Lankinen, Malcolm Subban

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers, 8 p.m. | NBCSN, TVAS, MSG, MSG+

Money line odds: Islanders -109, Rangers -114
Puck line: Islanders +1.5 (-315), Rangers -1.5 (+230)
Total: 5.5 (Over -118, Under -107)

Result: Islanders 2, Rangers 1 — Anthony Beaufillier and Devon Toews each scored a goal in the win. Semyon Varlamov saved all 19 shots he faced in 39:49 of play, while Thomas Greiss stopped 7 of 8 shots in 18:17 in goal.

Islanders roster

Forwards: Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Derick Brassard, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Michael Dal Colle, Jordan Eberle, Ross Johnston, Otto Koivula, Leo Komarov, Tom Kuhnhackl, Andrew Ladd, Anders Lee, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson, Jean-Gabriel Pageau
Defensemen: Sebastian Aho, Johnny Boychuk, Noah Dobson, Andy Greene, Thomas Hickey, Nick Leddy, Scott Mayfield, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Devon Toews
Goaltenders: Christopher Gibson, Thomas Greiss, Semyon Varlamov
Ineligible for Exhibition/Qualifiers/Playoffs: Ilya Sorokin (G)

Rangers roster

Forwards: Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Jesper Fast, Steven Fogarty, Julien Gauthier, Tim Gettinger, Brett Howden, Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Chris Kreider, Brendan Lemieux, Vinni Lettieri, Greg McKegg, Danny O’Regan, Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad
Defensemen: Brandon Crawley, Tony DeAngelo, Adam Fox, Libor Hajek, Ryan Lindgren, Darren Raddysh, Brendan Smith, Marc Staal, Jacob Trouba
Goaltenders: Alexandar Georgiev, Henrik Lundqvist, Igor Shesterkin

Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets; 10:30 p.m. | NHLN, SN, NHL.TV

Money line odds: Canucks -112, Jets -112
Puck line: Canucks +1.5 (-335), Jets -1.5 (+240)
Total: 5.5 (Over -113, Under -113)

Results: Jets 4, Canucks 1 — Four players scored four goal for Winnipeg and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 37 of 38 shots in the win. Tucker Poolman, Nikolaj Ehlers, Dmitry Kulikov, and Blake Wheeler all scored for the Jets. Antoine Roussel had the Canucks lone goal.

Canucks roster

Forwards: Justin Bailey, Jay Beagle, Brock Boeser, Loui Eriksson, Micheal Ferland, Adam Gaudette, Travis Graovac, Bo Horvat, Zack MacEwen, J.T. Miller, Tyler Motte, Tanner Pearson, Elias Pettersson, Antoine Roussel, Brandon Sutter, Tyler Toffoli, Jake Virtanen
Defensemen: Jordie Benn, Jalen Chatfield, Alexander Edler, Oscar Fantenberg, Quinn Hughes, Olli Juolevi, Tyler Myers, Brogan Rafferty, Troy Stecher, Christopher Tanev; Goaltenders: Thatcher Demko, Louis Domingue, Jacob Markstrom

Jets roster

Forwards: Mason Appleton, Gabriel Bourque, Kyle Connor, Andrew Copp, Cody Eakin, Nikolaj Ehlers, David Gustafsson, Jansen Harkins, Patrik Laine, Mark Letestu, Adam Lowry, Mathieu Perreault, Jack Roslovic, Mark Scheifele, Logan Shaw, Nicholas Shore, Blake Wheeler
Defensemen: Nathan Beaulieu, Anthony Bitetto, Carl Dahlstrom, Dylan DeMelo, Dmitry Kulikov, Josh Morrissey, Sami Niku, Neal Pionk, Tucker Poolman, Luca Sbisa
Goaltenders: Mikhail Berdin, Laurent Brossoit, Eric Comrie, Connor Hellebuyck