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Start times set for Bruins’ first two round-robin games

From left: David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, and goalie Tuukka Rask.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The NHL set times for two of the Bruins’ three round-robin games when the NHL season resumes in Toronto.

They will face Philadelphia at 3 p.m. on Aug. 2 and play Tampa at 4 p.m. on on Aug. 5. Puck drop for Aug. 8 against Washington remains undetermined.

In the round robin portion of the NHL’s return to play plan, the top four teams in each conference play each other once to determine the 1-4 seedings for the playoffs. This means the Bruins, leading the NHL in points by six, could finish fourth.

In the qualifying round, teams seeded 5 through 12 (based on points percentage) play best-of-fives series to advance to the next round.


The eight remaining teams in each conference advance to play a bracket-style tournament in best-of-seven series.

Matt Porter can be reached at matthew.porter@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter: @mattyports.