The Boston Bruins will begin their 2019 Stanley Cup Playoff push Thursday night at TD Garden.
This year’s first round will feature another head-to-head series between the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Bruins, of course, defeated the Maple Leafs in an epic seven-game series last April, and took this year’s season series with wins in three of their four meetings. Boston finished the regular season as the Eastern Conference’s second-best team, too, with the second-most points (107), while the Maple Leafs finished with the fifth-most points (100).
“They’re a good team, two teams going to go at it,” David Krejci said of the team’s matchup with Toronto. “They’ve got some good offensive players, even their defensemen; there are some good players back there. So, it will be tough meeting them again in the first round. So just taking it game by game. Do some good video sessions over the next few days and get ready.”
The full schedule for the series goes as follows…
Game 1: Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
Game 2: Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
Game 3: Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON)
Game 4: Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON)
Game 5: Friday, April 19 at TBD (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
Game 6: Sunday, April 21 at TBD (Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON)
Game 7: Tuesday, April 23 at TBD (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
Every Bruins playoff game can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with complete pregame and postgame coverage.