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NHLPA board voting on playoff format to return

NHLPA board voting on playoff format to return”

Based on that, the top four seeds in the Eastern Conference would be the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers.

That's because the top-four teams in each conference will still be jockeying for seeding even while receiving a "bye" directly into the playoffs.

Now, before we go any further, it's important to stress that this format hasn't yet been finalized or approved.

The NHLPA's executive board took a vote Thursday night on the 24-team return-to-play format, according to Johnston, who added that the results aren't expected until Friday.

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The NHL season has been on pause since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The victor of the series would play the No. 4 seed, which would be determined by the three in-conference games they would play.

Those play-in series would determine which teams advance to a traditional 16-team Stanley Cup Playoff bracket, which would feature seven-game series. For example, the No. 4 seed could face No. 12 Montreal (in the event the Canadiens pulled off an upset over No. 5 Pittsburgh) while the No. 1 seed would be left with the victor of No. 8 Toronto vs.

Ideal is not the goal in any decision made by the National Hockey League right now. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that 8-9 locations were still under consideration.

The NHL and the NHLPA are discussing a 24-team, conference-based playoff format for a potential restart to the 2019-20 season this summer, sources confirmed to ESPN. Each group would start with weighted standings based on actual regular season performance, and play a round robin, guaranteeing each and every team five games to close out the regular season.



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