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2020 Stanley Cup playoffs exhibition games: July 28 open thread

Here’s your place to discuss all the action.

Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

The games may not count, but the NHL is back after a four month break.

The NHL returns to action Tuesday with three exhibition games prior to the League’s 24-team Return to Play tournament beginning Saturday. Teams are allowed to have 13 forwards and seven defensemen play in the exhibition game.

All three games Tuesday have a fun twist with being rivalry games like most of the exhibition matchups. The Penguins and Flyers (round-robin team) start things off at 3 p.m. in Toronto followed by the Maple Leafs and Canadiens at 7 p.m. The League then shifts to Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city, where the Oilers and Flames drop the puck at 9:30 p.m.

With the Blackhawks facing the Oilers in a Stanley Cup qualifier series, it’ll be interesting to see how Edmonton coach Dave Tippett lines up his team.

Tuesday, July 28

(All times Central; home team listed second)

Penguins (@Pensburgh) vs. Flyers (@BroadStHockey), 3 p.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, NBCSP,+ ATTSN-PIT

Maple Leafs (@PPPLeafs) vs. Canadiens (@HabsEOTP), 7 p.m. | NHLN, SN, TVAS

Oilers (@CopperandBlue) vs. Flames (@MatchsticksCGY), 9:30 p.m. | NHLN, SN, NHL.TV