The NBA returned to action on Thursday night with a pair of thrilling prime-time games. The NHL is set to follow suit on Saturday, with the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes kicking things off at 12 p.m. ET.
As is the case with the NBA, the NHL restart involves a group larger than the traditional playoff pool. While the Stanley Cup Playoffs usually involves the league's top 16 teas, this year's restart tournament will include the top 24 teams.
Here, you'll find a look at exactly how the pending NHL postseason is going to work and some predictions for the round of 16 standings.