SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch View Alerts

NHL postseason begins

The best-of five qualifying round of play begins in Edmonton and Toronto, Canada.

Posted: Aug 2, 2020 12:05 AM

Toronto, Canada - After a 4 and a half month pause the NHL is officially back!

The road to the Stanley Cup began in Canada as the National Hockey League qualifying round got underway.

The first game of the best-of five series to advance to the first round of the playoffs was between the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes.

With less than 2 minutes to go in regulation, Carolina leading 3-1 on a Power Play, but Rangers' Mika Zibanejad earning the assist to Marc Staal, who scores the short-handed goal.

The hurricanes would go on to win game one, 3-2.

The Vancouver Canucks will begin their quest to the Stanley Cup taking on the Minnesota Wild in their first qualifying round match in the Western Conference.

Utica Comets fans may see the likes of Zack MacEwen, Justin Bailey, Olli Juolevi, Brogan Rafferty and Jalen Chatfield in action for the first time in over 4 months.

Canucks Head Coach and first-ever Comets Head Coach Travis Green had good things to say about the players brought up from his former squad.

“It wasn't an easy decision for us, who was going to come with us, especially on the back end. Um, to be honest, all five of the D (defense) that were here from Utica, it could've been any of them that came to camp. We had to make some hard decisions on those three. I think Olli's (Juolevi) had a good camp, played well the other night and they've all had good attitudes, they've come in good shape and they're excited to be here,” said Green.

The Canucks enter the post season as the No. 7 seed.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2533155

Reported Deaths: 56222
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33439110849
Queens31559610296
Suffolk2404693613
Nassau2149303300
Bronx2078026754
New York1685484637
Westchester1438522343
Erie1071301956
Richmond890341936
Monroe849411189
Orange57778920
Rockland53278779
Onondaga52461765
Dutchess35776500
Albany31074390
Oneida28870590
Broome24729409
Niagara24203398
Saratoga20485204
Ulster17349280
Schenectady16899229
Rensselaer14947170
Putnam1254198
Chautauqua12526175
Oswego11817115
Chemung11046157
St. Lawrence10701128
Steuben10273173
Ontario9436110
Jefferson900378
Cayuga8722107
Sullivan852683
Wayne827885
Cattaraugus7830118
Genesee7098132
Herkimer6875128
Clinton680740
Tompkins657459
Fulton6432104
Madison6266102
Montgomery6036142
Livingston580071
Warren557184
Cortland540180
Tioga518672
Columbia5043111
Chenango473388
Washington468467
Allegany468298
Otsego461755
Wyoming442858
Greene442087
Orleans440189
Franklin435222
Lewis364938
Delaware359148
Seneca276163
Essex236231
Schoharie232822
Yates167328
Schuyler155417
Hamilton4393
Unassigned15130
Out of NY0319
Utica
Partly Cloudy
59° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 59°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
67° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 67°
Herkimer
Mostly Cloudy
60° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 60°
Old Forge
Mostly Cloudy
59° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 59°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve