At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020.
Panthers-Lightning and Avalanche-Blues gets underway Tuesday, while Flames-Oilers and Hurricanes-Rangers starts Wednesday.
It's been 31 years since Edmonton and Calgary squared off on postseason ice and both teams find themselves under enormous pressure. The Flames could be on their last run with Johnny Gaudreau while the Oilers cannot afford to keep failing in the pursuit of a Stanley Cup with Connor McDavid at the helm.
LeBron James held a Twitter Q&A as he follows the NBA playoffs from home.