NYR exhibition game v NYI on 7/29 at 8:00.
Game 1: 8/1, Noon.
Game 2: 8/3, Noon.
Game 3 (NYR listed as home team): 8/4 8 PM.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 14, 2020
The schedule for the play in series between the Rangers and Hurricanes is also set. The first two games will be at noon, meaning the Rangers and Canes get the first game of the postseason. Games 4 and 5 are still TBD start times, presumably because the league will want to see how many teams are left.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the play in round goes, as there is only one game for each of the play in teams. It sounds like there will be some sloppy hockey early on, and perhaps luck will have a larger role in these series. Whichever team finds the hot goalie or the hot shooter, that may be enough to take the play in round.