NHL reschedules 19 games, pushing two back to May 11, the original date for the start of the playoffs

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The National Hockey League has seen a lot of postponements over COVID-19 concerns with particular teams this year. The latest news there comes from the league’s  announcement Sunday of the rescheduling of 19 separate games. And what’s particularly interesting about that is how the two games with the latest rescheduled date (Edmonton at Montreal and Boston at Washington) are now set for Tuesday, May 11, which is the date when the playoffs were supposed to start.

Of course, this is only a three-day change. This season (a shortened 56-game campaign all in 2021, following the postponed and rescheduled 2019-20 campaign, which saw the Stanley Cup awarded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in September) had originally been planned to conclude on May 8.