The NHL’s frantic nine-day blitz with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and round-robin games will end Sunday with three games.
There are two round-robin games to decide the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences.
The Bruins, who won the Presidents’ Trophy as the team with the most points during the regular season, will face the Capitals in Toronto, the East’s hub city. The winner will face the No. 6 seed Islanders and the loser will draw the No. 5 Hurricanes.
In the West’s hub city of Edmonton, the Blues and Stars will meet. The winner will play against the No. 6 Flames and the loser will face the No. 5 Canucks.
The final Qualifiers game will be between the Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs back in Toronto. The Leafs were the lone team to survive elimination Friday after they scored three goals in less than four minutes and Auston Matthews won it in overtime. The series winner will meet the No. 2 Lightning.
Sunday, Aug. 9
All times Central
Bruins vs. Capitals, 11 a.m. | NBCSN, NHL.TV, TVAS, SN, NBCSWA, NESN
Stars vs. Blues, 2 p.m. | NBC, SN360, SN1
Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs, Game 5, 7 p.m. | NBCSN, TVAS, SN, FS-O