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NHL, Bruins’ playoffs schedule for first round released

The layouts include the schedule for both possible opponents for Boston, depending on tonight’s results.

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The playoffs are coming! The playoffs are coming!


The Bruins start on April 12 at 7pm, regardless of opponent. Then, the

If they’re facing the leafs, the games will be:
  1. Thursday, April 12, 7pm: Maple Leafs @ Bruins
  2. Saturday, April 14, 8pm: Maple Leafs @ Bruins
  3. Monday, April 16, 7pm: Bruins @ Maple Leafs
  4. Thursday, April 19, 7pm: Bruins @ Maple Leafs
  5. *Saturday, April 21, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Bruins
  6. *Monday, April 23, TBD: Bruins @ Maple Leafs
  7. *Wednesday, April 25, TBD: Maple Leafs @ Bruins

And if they’re facing the Devils, the games will be:

  1. Thursday, April 12, 7pm: Devils @ Bruins
  2. Saturday, April 14, 3pm: Devils @ Bruins
  3. Monday, April 16, 7:30pm: Bruins @ Devils
  4. Wednesday, April 18, 7:30pm: Bruins @ Devils
  5. *Friday, April 20, TBD: Devils @ Bruins
  6. *Sunday, April 22, TBD: Bruins @ Devils
  7. *Tuesday, April 24, TBD: Devils @ Bruins

So, first 2 games are at home on the 12th at 7pm (Both) and the 14th at 8pm (CBC/HNIC) or 3pm (NBC).

Third game is away on Monday the 16th at 7pm (Leafs) or 7:30pm.

Then, if they’re playing the devils they go Wed-Fri-Sun-Tue. If they’re playing the Leafs, they go Thu-Sat-Mon-Wed.

The schedules for the Eastern Conference (and a peek at the West), per Amalie Benjamin at the NHL: (including both contingencies based on Boston’s results tonight vs. FLA)

And the Rest of the West, per Adrian Dater of BSN Denver:

Rest up for Thursday, folks!