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NHL exhibition schedule for Thursday, July 30

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 the final day of games Thursday.

General view as the Edmonton Oilers take on the Boston Bruins at Rogers Place on October 18, 2018 in Edmonton, Canada. Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

The NHL is officially back and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are just around the corner. The puck drops for the qualifying round this Saturday, August 1, and the league is wrapping up its exhibition schedule on 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 Thursday, 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.

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars, 4 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV

Result: Predators 2, Stars 0 — Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals in the win. Pekka Rinne stopped all 13 shots in 29:28 of play and Juuse Saros stopped all 12 shots in 30:32 of play.

Predators roster

Forwards: Viktor Arvidsson, Colin Blackwell, Nick Bonino, Daniel Carr, Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg, Mikael Granlund, Rocco Grimaldi, Calle Jarnkrok, Ryan Johansen, Michael McCarron, Colton Sissons, Craig Smith, Eeli Tolvanen, Yakov Trenin, Kyle Turris, Austin Watson
Defensemen: Alexandre Carrier, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Dante Fabbro, Dan Hamhuis, Korbinian Holzer, Roman Josi, Jarred Tinordi, Yannick Weber
Goaltenders: Troy Grosenick, Connor Ingram, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros

Stars roster

Forwards: Jamie Benn, Nicholas Caamano, Andrew Cogliano, Blake Comeau, Ty Dellandrea, Jason Dickinson, Justin Dowling, Radek Faksa, Denis Gurianov, Roope Hintz, Mattias Janmark, Joel Kiviranta, Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry, Alexander Radulov, Jason Robertson, Tyler Seguin
Defensemen: Gavin Bayreuther, Taylor Fedun, Joel Hanley, Thomas Harley, Miro Heiskanen, Stephen Johns, John Klingberg, Esa Lindell, Jamie Oleksiak, Andrej Sekera
Goaltenders: Ben Bishop, Landon Bow, Anton Khudobin, Jake Oettinger

Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. | NHLN, TVAS, NHL.TV

Result: Blue Jackets 4, Bruins 1 — Elvis Merzlikins stopped 12 of 13 shots and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 11 shots in relief in the win. Boone Jenner, Zach Werenski, and Gustav Nyquist put in three first period goals to put this one out of reach.

Bruins roster

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk, Trent Frederic, Ondrej Kase, David Krejci, Karson Kuhlman, Sean Kuraly, Par Lindholm, Brad Marchand, Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak, Nick Ritchie, Zach Senyshyn, Jack Studnicka, Chris Wagner
Defensemen: Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara, Connor Clifton, Matt Grzelcyk, Torey Krug, Jeremy Lauzon, Charlie McAvoy, John Moore, Urho Vaakanainen, Jakub Zboril
Goaltenders: Jaroslav Halak, Maxime Lagace, Tuukka Rask, Dan Vladar

Blue Jackets roster

Forwards: Josh Anderson, Cam Atkinson, Emil Bemstrom, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nick Foligno, Liam Foudy, Nathan Gerbe, Boone Jenner, Stefan Matteau, Riley Nash, Gustav Nyquist, Eric Robinson, Devin Shore, Kevin Stenlund, Alexandre Texier, Alexander Wennberg
Defensemen: Gabriel Carlsson, Adam Clendening, Vladislav Gavrikov, Scott Harrington, Seth Jones, Dean Kukan, Ryan Murray, Markus Nutivaara, Andrew Peeke, David Savard, Zach Werenski
Goaltenders: Matiss Kivlenieks, Joonas Korpisalo, Elvis Merzlikins

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes, 10 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV

Golden Knights roster

Forwards: Patrick Brown, William Carrier, Nick Cousins, Reid Duke, William Karlsson, Keegan Kolesar, Peyton Krebs, Jonathan Marchessault, Tomas Nosek, Max Pacioretty, Gage Quinney, Ryan Reaves, Nicolas Roy, Reilly Smith, Paul Stastny, Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone, Alex Tuch
Defensemen: Dylan Coghlan, Deryk Engelland, Nicolas Hague, Nick Holden, Alec Martinez, Brayden McNabb, Jon Merrill, Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Zach Whitecloud
Goaltenders: Oscar Dansk, Marc-Andre Fleury, Robin Lehner

Coyotes roster

Forwards: Brayden Burke, Michael Chaput, Lawson Crouse, Christian Dvorak, Hudson Fasching, Christian Fischer, Conor Garland, Michael Grabner, Taylor Hall, Barrett Hayton, Vinnie Hinostroza, Clayton Keller, Phil Kessel, Brad Richardson, Nick Schmaltz, Carl Soderberg, Derek Stepan
Defensemen: Kyle Capobianco, Jakob Chychrun, Jason Demers, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Alex Goligoski, Jordan Gross, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Ilya Lyubushkin, Aaron Ness, Jordan Oesterle, Victor Soderstrom
Goaltenders: Adin Hill, Darcy Kuemper, Antti Raanta