The NHL announced Dec. 20 which the 2021 regular season has been a go and would begin January. 13.
The schedule, the 56-game condensed run to the Stanley Cup playoffs, had been devised with the expectation that a few games would have to become postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun: “The key word this particular season is ‘nimble. ‘” The increase in cases in the United States and Canada was expected, unfortunately, in order to impact games.
As mentioned before, the important word this season is `nimble. ‘ My guess may be the schedule is going to change a lot of times for many teams throughout the season most likely because of positive checks. Get used to this. https://t.co/T3GklgInCk
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) January 8, 2021
On Jan. eight, that expectation came to fruition right after the Stars announced six players plus two staff associates tested positive with regard to the coronavirus. The team turn off its training facility since a precaution, and because the news came six days prior to the start associated with Dallas’ season, the first three online games were postponed.
Also on Jan. 8, the Blue Jackets introduced the same day that will they “held a number of gamers out of” the team’s practice that will day “out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with NHL COVID-19 protocols. ” The group did not yet postpone any video games.
Since Feb. 2, a total of 18 games have been postponed because of COVID-19 impacting a minumum of one club.
NHL games impacted simply by COVID-19
|Date associated with game ppd.||Video game||Reschedule day|
|Thu., January. 14||Stars at Panthers||Wednesday., Feb. 22|
|Fri., Jan. fifteen||Stars at Panthers||Mon., Might 3|
|Sun., Jan. seventeen||Stars at Lightning||Tues., May four|
|Tues., Jan. 19||Stars at Lightning||Wednesday., May ten|
|Tues., Jan. 19||Hurricanes at Predators*||Tues., 03 2|
|Thurs., Jan. twenty one||Panthers from Hurricanes||Wed., Feb. seventeen|
|Sat., Jan. 23||Panthers at Hurricanes||Sun., March seven|
|Tues., Jan. twenty six||Lightning at Hurricanes||Mon., February. 22|
|Thurs., Jan. 28||Blues in Golden Knights in battle||Mon, Mar 22|
|Mon., Feb. 1||Golden Knights at Sharks||Sun., Feb. 13|
|Tues., Feb. 2||Devils at Penguins||Sun., March 21|
|Tues., Feb. 2||Sabres at Islanders||Friday., Feb. twenty two|
|Wed., Feb. three or more||Fantastic Knights at Sharks||Thursday night., Feb. twenty five|
|Thurs., Feb. 4||Demons at Penguins||Tues., Apr 20|
|Thursday night., Feb. 4||Sabres on Islanders||Thurs., March four|
|Thurs., Feb. 4||Wild at Influx||Wed., Feb. twenty-four|
|Sat., Feb. 6||Rangers at Demons||Thurs., March 4|
|Sitting., Feb. six||Sabres in Bruins||Sat., March 27|
|Sat., Feb. 6||Coyotes at Wild||Tues., March 16|
|Sat., Feb. 6||Avalanche at Doldrums||Wed., April 14|
|Sunlight., Feb. 7||Avalanche from Blues|
|Sun., Feb. seven||Coyotes with Wild||Wed., April 14|
|Mon., Feb. 8||Sabres at Bruins||Tues., April thirteen|
|Tues., Feb. nine||Blues at Outrageous||Mon., Apr 12|
|Tues., Feb. nine||Flyers in Capitals|
|Tues., Feb. nine||Coyotes with Avalanche||Wed., March 31|
|Thurs., February. 11||Coyotes at Influx||Wednesday., April 12|
|Thurs., Feb. 11||Capitals at Sabres||Mon., Mar 15|
|Thursday night., Feb. eleven||Blues at Wild||Thurs., March twenty five|
|Thurs., February. 11||Devils at Flyers||Sunlight., April twenty five|
|Sat., Feb. 13||Capitals at Sabres||Fri., Apr 9|
|Sat., Feb. thirteen||Wild with Kings||Fri., April twenty three|
|Sat., February. 13||Devils at Flyers||Friday., May ten|
|Sun., Feb. 14||Flyers at Rangers|
|Mon., Feb. 15||Demons at Bruins||Sun., Mar 7|
*Hurricanes in Predators was the first NHL game to be postponed when needed of.
Due to Dallas’ games being delayed in January, the following games had been also impacted:
- Panthers at Red Wings, originally planned for Feb. 21, is now Sitting., Feb. 20.
- Stars from Panthers, originally scheduled for Feb. 23, is now Wed., Feb. 24.
- Sabres with Penguins, originally scheduled for March twenty-seven, has become Fri., March 26.
- Bruins in Capitals, originally planned for April eleven, is currently Sat. April 10.
- Penguins on Sabres, originally scheduled for April twenty, is now Mon., April 19.
- Panthers at Lightning, originally planned for May four, has become Tues., Mar 16
After Carolina’s games were delayed in January, the particular following games were also switched:
- Azure Jackets at Hurricanes, originally scheduled for Feb. 16, is definitely now Mon., Feb. 15.
- Panthers at Super, originally scheduled just for Feb. 16, is now Mon., Feb. fifteen.
- Hurricanes at Lightning, originally scheduled meant for Feb. 22, has become Wed., Feb. 24
With the postponement of three Fantastic Knights games, the following games had been changed too:
- Ducks at Sharks, originally scheduled for February. 13, has become Tues., April 6
- Golden Knights at Ducks, originally scheduled for Feb. 26, is now Fri., April twenty three.
- Blues at Sharks, originally scheduled for Feb. 26, is currently Wednesday., March 8.
Right after the Avalanche plus Wild were close down for the week, the NHL adjusted the routine and moved two games from March to February:
- Coyotes at Blues, originally scheduled for Mar 29, is today Sat., Feb. six.
- Coyotes at Blues, originally scheduled for Mar 31, is now Mon., Feb. eight.
Along with a number of teams shut down, on Feb. nine, the NHL moved another game and now the Doldrums and Coyotes may play seven straight video games against each other.
- Blues at Coyotes, originally scheduled for April 15, is now Fri., February. 12
On February. 16, the NHL announced the shifted of 30 online games over the 2021 schedule (29 date modifications, the first is a period change).
Source: sportingnews. com