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The National Hockey League announced on Monday that the Washington Capitals have agreed to a new schedule to be played at noon beginning Oct. 9, 2021-22. (NHL)
The National Hockey League announced on Monday that its clubs will play a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals at 4 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2021-22.
For years, NHL hockey has played two games on Saturday nights — one with the Stanley Cup-winning Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and one with the Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.
In other words, this will be the third meeting between the two clubs — the second time that both have met, as well.
But in the two previous meetings, the Bruins scored three fourth-period goals on Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen, and the Leafs defeated the Capitals 3-2 in Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Final.
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Since the start of the new season, the top-two teams in each conference will meet in the Stanley Cup Final.
The Washington Capitals are a Stanley Cup Final threat this season after last year’s surprise run through the Stanley Cup Finals. (NHL)
The NHL on Monday issued a new rule to ensure that both the Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins play at the same time on Wednesday night.
The game, and the entire schedule for the upcoming season, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m.
The Maple Leafs and the Bruins will meet up for Game 5 on Wednesday night.
That game will be a rematch of the 2017 Eastern Conference Final, where the Toronto Maple Leafs won the series in seven games.
That was the first time in history the two clubs met in the Conference Final — and only time the Maple Leafs and Bruins would face each