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The national hockey League (NHL) will resume its season format playoff of 24 teams. About League Commissioner Gary Bettman said in Instagram.
The regular season was completed ahead of schedule and the playoffs out of the 12 best teams from the two conferences. The teams will play a round-Robin tournament to determine the order of seeding in the first round. The last 16 teams will hold the traditional round of the playoffs, consisting of a series to three victories.
All matches will be held in two cities, one for each conference. It is planned that the NHL season will resume in late July. The exact date is still unknown.
The regular championship of NHL was suspended on 13 March due to pandemic coronavirus. Financial losses of the League due to the early end of the season was estimated at $ 1.3 billion.
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