It was the fourth-longest game in NHL history. With that information, the Boston Bruins are the 2019-20 Presidents' Trophy winners (100 points), backstopped by their William M. Jennings Trophy winners Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak. Canucks captain Bo Horvat scored twice in game one, defeating the Blues 5–2. Dallas clinched the series with an overtime win in Game 5. Amid expanded competition due to the difference in scheduling, game one of the Stanley Cup Finals was seen by only 2.12 million viewers;[183][184] with an average of 2.15 million across the entire series, it was the least-watched Stanley Cup Finals since 2007, and down 61% over 2019. In game one, the Coyotes jumped out to a 4–1 lead, scoring a power play and a shorthanded goal, and held off a Predators third period rally for the victory. [48] Aho provided two goals and an assist in game three giving Carolina a 4–1 victory and advancing the team to the First Round of the playoffs.[49]. [41], Years indicated in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify that the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.[42]. This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. Nashville finished sixth in the Western Conference with 78 points in 69 games for a points percentage of .565, winning the tiebreaker against Vancouver with 28 RWs. 3 Dallas Stars, 4-2. The NHL initially had plans to produce broadcasts for each game using a skeleton crew on-site, such as cameramen and producers, and then each media partners' commentators on both TV and radio were to call the games remotely. [14], When the regular season was suspended on March 12, 2020, the Stars had a 37–24–8 record and a .594 points percentage to finish third in the Central Division and fourth in the Western Conference. Vancouver won two of the three games in this year's regular season series. Edmonton finished fifth in the Western Conference with 83 points in 71 games for a points percentage of .585. Rogers Place in Edmonton will host 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final. Check out the 2020 NHL Playoff bracket and NHL streams for the Stanley Cup Final below. These two teams split their two-game regular season series. [181] The NHL's EVP of communications Gary Meagher stated that splitting production in this manner had been intended "from the onset". This was also the first Stanley Cup playoff meeting between these two cities since the 1987 Smythe Division Semifinals. Six Canadian-based teams made the postseason this year, the most since 1993. "From the Dept. On December 10, 2019, head coach Jim Montgomery was dismissed due to "unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs" of both the team and the league, and was replaced by Rick Bowness. At 10:27 of the fifth overtime, Lightning forward Brayden Point ended the 3–2 marathon nearly six hours after its start. It’s impossible to say when the effects of Covid-19 will fully be resolved, and the NHL still has designs on playing a full 82-game slate in 2020-21, even if opening night slips into January.