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Florida Panthers will play exhibition game versus Lightning on July 29

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Times set for first five days of Qualification Round

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Before they begin postseason play, the Florida Panthers will get in an exhibition game versus cross-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning at 12 p.m. on June 29, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

Oh, and get use to that noon start time as two of Florida’s first three games in its series against the New York Islanders will begin at 12 p.m.

Game 1 is slated for Saturday, August 1 at 4 p.m. Game 2 and 3 of the series will be back-to-back on August 4 and 5, with both games getting the early noon time slot.

Here is the schedule for all the exhibition games and first five days of the qualification round.

Exhibition Schedule

Tuesday, July 28

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers 4 p.m.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens 8 p.m.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers 12 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 2:30 p.m.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals 4 p.m.

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks 6:30 p.m.

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers 8 p.m.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars 4 p.m.

Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 7 p.m.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes 10 p.m.

Qualification/ Seeding Round Schedule

August 1

New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 12 p.m.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers 3 p.m.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders, 4 p.m.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 8 p.m.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames 10:30 p.m.

August 2

Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators 2 p.m.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins 3 p.m.

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche 6:30 p.m

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 8 p.m.

Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks 10:30 p.m

August 3

New York Rangers vs. Carolina 12 p.m.

Winnipeg vs. Calgary 2:30 p.m.

Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 4 p.m.

Dallas Stars vs. Vegas Golden Knights 6:30 p.m.

Montreal vs. Pittsburgh 8 p.m.

Chicago vs. Edmonton 10:30 p.m.

August 4

Florida vs. New York Islanders 12 p.m.

Arizona vs. Nashville 2:30

Columbus vs. Toronto 4 p.m.

Calgary vs. Winnipeg 6:45 p.m.

Carolina vs. New York Rangers 8 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Vancouver 10:45

August 5

New York Islanders vs. Florida 12 p.m.

Nashville vs. Arizona 2:30

Tampa Bay vs. Boston 4 p.m.

Round robin: Colorado vs. Dallas 6:30

Pittsburgh vs. Montreal 8 p.m.

Edmonton vs. Chicago 10:30