NHL Announces Zero New Positive COVID-19 Test Results Inside League Bubbles

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By WGR 550 SportsRadio

Since the National Hockey League entered its two bubble cities in the Return To Play plan on July 26, there have been zero positive COVID-19 cases to emerge with its players.

The league gave its weekly COVID-19 testing update on Monday and said that out of 7,245 tests administered in the second week of Phase 4, there have been zero positive test results in either Edmonton, Alberta or Toronto, Ontario. This testing period went from Sunday, Aug. 2 to Saturday, Aug. 8.

The last time the NHL announced it had any positive COVID-19 cases among its players and staff was back for the week of July 13 through July 17 when the league had just two positive cases in the opening week of Phase 3 of the league's Return To Play plan. Since then, the league has not had a positive test result come up.

The NHL just completed its Qualification Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday and will begin Quarterfinal Round action on Tuesday. Here is a look at the upcoming matchups in both conferences:

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

1 - Philadelphia Flyers vs. 8 - Montreal Canadiens

2 - Tampa Bay Lightning vs. 7 - Columbus Blue Jackets

3 - Washington Capitals vs. 6 - New York Islanders

4 - Boston Bruins vs. 5 - Carolina Hurricanes

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

1 - Vegas Golden Knights vs. 8 - Chicago Blackhawks

2 - Colorado Avalanche vs. 7 - Arizona Coyotes

3 - Dallas Stars vs. 6 - Calgary Flames

4 - St. Louis Blues vs. 5 - Vancouver Canucks

Following first round action in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the conferences will re-seed again for the second round with the first-seeded team matching up against the lowest-seeded team and the second-highest seed facing the second lowest-seeded team.

Stay tuned for the latest on this developing story...