The NHL’s 2020-21 shortened season kicks off January 13, with the Tampa Bay Lightning hoisting their Stanley Cup banner before hosting the Chicago Blackhawks

The Lightning-Blackhawks Tilt is one of five opening games for the NHL Also on the list are the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the Philadelphia Flyers, the Montreal Canadiens with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks with the Edmonton Oilers and the St Louis Blues at the Colorado Avalanche

The number Alexis Lafreniere, a selection of the 2020 design, will be available on 1 Debut with the New York Rangers on January 14 at Madison Square Garden against rival New York Islanders The NHL announces that it will announce the seasons and details at a later date

All NHL teams will only play 56 games this season, and the regular season will consist entirely of division games – to cut travel costs, the NHL has also been temporarily realigned into four divisions, including an all-Canadian group that has been the U was necessary The Canadian border remains closed to important business due to the coronavirus pandemic

The new schedule allows “baseball-style” homestands where teams play multiple times before leaving town.The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks play between Jan. April and 1 May five games in a row against each other Another highlight: Brady Tkachuk (Senators from Ottawa) meets brother Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Flames) five times five times between February and February 25 and 7 March

The regular season ends on 8 May with 30 of the 31 teams in the league

A game is scheduled every evening between January 13 and 8 Mai, which means 116 consecutive hockey days

The NHL playoffs will be different this year as there won’t be a typical Eastern Conference and Western Conference champion.The top four teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, with the intradivisional game being the first two Making rounds The league aims to award the Stanley Cup in the first two weeks of July

The NHL is aiming to have all teams play in their home stadiums, although the league is still awaiting official clearance from the Canadian government that would affect multiple markets.The San Jose Sharks are opening their training camp in Scottsdale, Arizona due to the ban of contact sports in Santa Clara County lasting through at least January 8

Most arenas open without fans, although the NHL hopes to gradually bring in more fans as the states relax restrictions.The Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars, and Arizona Coyotes have all announced that they will open their season with fans with limited capacity

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