By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
After what felt like weeks of unnecessary limbo — it was only two days, but you get the picture — you can finally plan your life around the Bruins’ third-round series, as the NHL has officially released their complete schedule for their Eastern Conference Finals head-to-head with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Game 1: Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA) – NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 2: Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA) – NBC, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 3: Tuesday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC) – NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 4: Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. (PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC) – NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 5: Saturday, May 18 at 7:15 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA) – NBC, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 6: Monday, May 20 at 8 p.m. (PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC) – NBCSN, SN1, CBC, TVA
Game 7: Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA) – NBCSN, SN360, CBC, TVA
This is Boston’s first time in the Eastern Conference Finals since 2013, when they knocked off the ultra-loaded Pittsburgh Penguins behind some straight-up absurd goaltending from Tuukka Rask (a .985 save percentage) en route to a sweep.
The Hurricanes haven’t been here since 2009, which saw them experience the direct opposite fate of the ’13 Bruins, as they were swept by the Penguins en route to Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
The winner of this third-round series will go on to play the winner of the West’s third-round showdown between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues, which was solidified by way of San Jose’s 3-2 win in Wednesday’s Game 7 against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Bruins won both of their 2018-19 head-to-heads against the Sharks (they were actually probably two of the best games of the entire season) but split their two-game series against the Blues.
All Bruins’ playoff games can be heard on the Bruins flagship radio station, 98.5 The Sports Hub.