More about the complete plan can be read on NHL.com.
The 2019-20 regular season is complete for awards and record keeping purposes.
Formal training camps will not open before July 1. 24 clubs will report to two Hub Cities for conference-based round-robin playoffs. The NHL did not announce the locations of the hub cities yet. Chicago is on the list.
The top four teams in each conference will play a round robin to determine the top four overall seeds.
The qualifying round of playoffs will include the bottom eight teams in each conference, and be played with regular season rules, meaning there will be one overtime period and a shootout if necessary. The first and second rounds of the NHL playoffs will be either a best-of-5 or best-of-7.
The Conference and Stanley Cup Final will be best-of-7. The Conference and Cup Final will be played in one hub city.
The Chicago Blackhawks were the 12th and final team to make the play-in round. They will face the Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-5 qualifying round series.
The seven clubs that are not advancing into the playoffs and the eight teams eliminated will participate in the NHL Draft Lottery. There will be three drawings to determine the top three overall picks in the draft. The eight teams participating in the playoffs will receive placeholders in the lottery.
A Phase 2 draft lottery would include even odds for all eight of the teams that resume play if the top pick is won by a placeholder for a team resuming play.