BOSTON (CBS) — At long last, the schedule for the second-round series between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens has been set.
The NHL says the series will begin Thursday night at 7:30p.m. at the TD Garden. The game will be seen exclusively on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and RDS in Canada.
Here is the full schedule:
Game 1: Thursday May 1, 7:30PM – TD Garden, Boston (Recap: Habs Best Bruins 4-3 In 2 OT)
Game 2: Saturday May 3, 12:30PM – TD Garden, Boston (Recap: Bruins Even Series With Game 2 Comeback)
Game 3: Tuesday May 6, 7:00PM – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Game 4: Thursday May 8, 7:30PM – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Game 5 : Saturday May 10, 7:00 PM – TD Garden, Boston
Game 6 (if necessary): Monday May 12, TBA – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday May 14, TBA – TD Garden, Boston
Both teams advanced to the second round after dispatching their first-round opponents in relatively short order. The Canadiens swept away the Tampa Bay Lightning, while the Bruins finished off the Red Wings in five games.
As a result, the Bruins and Canadiens will face off in a postseason series for the 34th time in NHL playoff history. No two teams have ever faced each other that many times in the postseason. The Bruins have won seven of the past 11 meetings, including a sweep in 2009 and a victory in 2011 that required overtime of Game 7.
The Canadiens won three of their four matchups against Boston during the regular season, the most recent being a shootout victory at the TD Garden in late March.
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