TASS, 2 Aug. “New York islanders” won “Florida” with the account 2:1 in the first match of the preliminary round of the playoffs of the National hockey League (NHL). The meeting was held in Toronto without an audience.
The winners of abandoned washers were noted Jean-Gabriel Pajot (13th minute) and Anthony Boville (24). The part of the loser scored Jonathan Uberto (41).
Russian goalkeeper “islanders” Semyon Varlamov reflected 27 throws shots, the goalkeeper “Florida” Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves. Striker “Florida” Evgeny dadonov spent on the ice 18 minutes and 8 seconds, making effective action.
The next game of the preliminary round of the playoffs, teams will play 4 Aug. Series for the Stanley Cup held up to three victories.
Structure the final part of the NHL season
Teams taking the first four places in their conferences, are divided into two groups. They will play a round Robin tournament to determine seeding numbers. The winners will meet at each subsequent stage, with teams having the lowest rating of the remaining in the draw. Another 16 clubs playing the qualification round for the right to get to the quarterfinals of the conference.
In the Cup of Stanley will be the traditional 16 teams, the series will be held up to four victories.
Meetings take two arenas. Teams Eastern conference play in Toronto, West Edmonton. The final series of the Stanley Cup will be in Edmonton.