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Tracking results of NHL’s qualifying round, round robin play

The NHL is running a qualifying round in advance of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well as a round-robin to determine the top four seeds. We track the results throughout.

James Reimer of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with his teammates after defeating the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 04, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL returned to play on August 1st and the qualifying round and round robin schedule are speeding along. The top four teams in each conference are playing a round-robin schedule to determine seeds 1-4. The next eight teams in each conference are seeded based on record and playing a best-of-five series to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Eliminations have already begun, and by Sunday, August 9th, we’ll know which eight teams are advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and how full seeding will shake out. We’ll be tracking complete results below. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Stanley Cup Playoffs round robin standings

Eastern Conference

1. Philadelphia Flyers (3-0-0, 6 points)
2. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-1-0, 4 points)
3. Washington Capitals (1-1-1, 3 point)
4. Boston Bruins (0-3-0, 0 points)

Sunday, Aug. 2: Flyers 4, Bruins 1
Monday, Aug. 3: Lightning 3, Capitals 2 (SO)
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Lightning 3, Bruins 2
Thursday, Aug. 6: Flyers 3, Capitals 1
Saturday, Aug. 8: Flyers 4, Lightning 1
Sunday, Aug. 9: Capitals 2, Bruins 1

Western Conference

1. Vegas Golden Knights (3-0-0, 6 points)
2. Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0, 4 points)
3. Dallas Stars (1-2-0, 2 points)
4. St. Louis Blues (0-2-1, 1 points)

Sunday, Aug. 2: Avalanche 2, Blues 1
Monday, Aug. 3: Golden Knights 5, Stars 3
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Avalanche 4, Stars 0
Thursday, Aug. 6: Golden Knights 6, Blues 4
Saturday, Aug. 8: Golden Knights 4, Avalanche 3 (OT)
Sunday, Aug. 9: Stars 2, Blues 1 (SO)

Stanley Cup Playoffs qualifying round results

Eastern Conference

(5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens — Canadiens win series 3-1

Saturday, Aug. 1: Canadiens 3, Penguins 2 (OT)
Monday, Aug. 3: Penguins 3, Canadiens 1
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Canadiens 4, Penguins 3
Friday, Aug. 7: Canadiens 2, Penguins 0

(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers — Hurricanes win series 3-0

Saturday, Aug. 1: Hurricanes 3, Rangers 2
Monday, Aug. 3: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1

(7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers — Islanders win series 3-1

Saturday, Aug. 1: Islanders 2, Panthers 1
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Islanders 4, Panthers 2
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Panthers 3, Islanders 2
Friday, Aug. 7: Islanders 5, Panthers 1

(8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets — Blue Jackets win series 3-2

Sunday, Aug. 2: Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 0
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Maple Leafs 3, Blue Jackets 0
Thursday, Aug. 6: Blue Jackets 4, Maple Leafs 3
Friday, Aug. 7: Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)
Sunday, Aug. 9: Blue Jackets 3, Maple Leafs 0

Western Conference

(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks — Blackhawks win series 3-1

Saturday, Aug. 1: Blackhawks 6, Oilers 4
Monday, Aug. 3: Oilers 6, Blackhawks 3
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Blackhawks 4, Oilers 3
Friday, Aug. 7: Blackhawks 3, Oilers 2

(6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes — Coyotes win series 3-1

Sunday, Aug. 2: Coyotes 4, Predators 3
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Predators 4, Coyotes 2
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Coyotes 4, Predators 1
Friday, Aug. 7: Coyotes 4, Predators 3 (OT)

(7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild — Canucks win series 3-1

Sunday, Aug. 2: Wild 3, Canucks 0
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Canucks 4, Wild 3
Thursday, Aug. 6: Canucks 3, Wild 0
Friday, Aug. 7: Canucks 5, Wild 4 (OT)

(8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets — Flames win series 3-1

Saturday, Aug. 1: Flames 4, Jets 1
Monday, Aug. 3: Jets 3, Flames 2
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Flames 6, Jets 2
Thursday, Aug. 6: Flames 4, Jets 0