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NHL Qualifier Round: Schedule, Broadcast Information for August 9th

Two bottom seeds are on the line in both conferences and we’ve got a game five in prime time.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Four Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

First and second seeds have now been decided in both conferences, with the Vegas Golden Knights and the Philadelphia Flyers winning their round robin games yesterday.

Today, each conference will finalize their top four seeding with two games that will determine the third and fourth seeds. In the East, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins will faceoff before the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues drop the puck on their matchup.

Prime time will feature a game five (the only in the qualifying round we’ll see) when the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets faceoff. Here’s the full schedule of games today:

  • 11 AM CDT: Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals (NBCSN, Round Robin)
  • 2 PM CDT: Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues (NBC, Round Robin)
  • 7 PM CDT: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Toronto Blue Jackets (NBCSN, 2-2 series)

Eastern Conference First Round

Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)
Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. winner of Maple Leafs/Blue Jackets (7)
Winner of Capitals/Bruins (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)
Loser of Capitals/Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)

Western Conference First Round

Vegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)
Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)
Winner of Stars/Blues (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)
Loser of Stars/Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)