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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Boston Bruins fans hold a giant flag with the Boston Logo on it prior Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

The framework was set, then an agreement came.

And now, finally, we have exact dates when it comes to the 56-game sprint in front of the Boston Bruins.

According to the team, this will be the first time the Bruins play a division-only schedule since the 1966-67 expansion, though the team did play a conference-only schedule in the lockout-delayed years of 1994-95 and 2012-13.

This new, temporary “East Division” will also be the eighth different division the Bruins have called their own in the franchise’s history, following the Six-Team League (1924-26), American Division (1926-38), Original Six (1938-67), East Division (1967-74), Adams Division (1974-93), Northeast Division (1993-2013) and the Atlantic Division (2013-20).

In this year’s format, the top four teams in each division will qualify for the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Game times, as well as regional and national broadcast information will be released at a later date, but all Bruins games can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub, the flagship radio station of the Bruins.

The schedule goes as follows…

January 2021

Thursday, Jan. 14 at New Jersey

Saturday, Jan. 16 at New Jersey

Monday, Jan. 18 at N.Y. Islanders

Thursday, Jan. 21 vs. Philadelphia

Saturday, Jan. 23 vs. Philadelphia

Tuesday, Jan. 26 vs. Pittsburgh

Thursday, Jan. 28 vs. Pittsburgh

Saturday, Jan. 30 at Washington

Dec 23, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) throws a punch at Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

February 2021

Monday, Feb. 1 at Washington

Wednesday, Feb. 3 at Philadelphia

Friday, Feb. 5 at Philadelphia

Saturday, Feb. 6 vs. Buffalo

Monday, Feb. 8 vs. Buffalo

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at N.Y. Rangers

Friday, Feb. 12 at N.Y. Rangers

Saturday, Feb. 13 at N.Y. Islanders

Monday, Feb. 15 vs. New Jersey

Thursday, Feb. 18 vs. New Jersey

Sunday, Feb. 21 vs. Philadelphia

Thursday, Feb. 25 at N.Y. Islanders

Friday, Feb. 26 at N.Y. Rangers

Sunday, February 28 at N.Y. Rangers

Mar 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his goal with left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) as New York Rangers defenseman Fredrik Claesson (33) skates away during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

March 2021

Wednesday, Mar. 3 vs. Washington

Friday, Mar. 5 vs. Washington

Sunday, Mar. 7 vs. Philadelphia

Tuesday, Mar. 9 at N.Y. Islanders

Thursday, Mar. 11 vs. N.Y. Rangers

Saturday, Mar. 13 vs. N.Y. Rangers

Monday, Mar. 15 at Pittsburgh

Tuesday, Mar. 16 at Pittsburgh

Thursday, Mar. 18 at Buffalo

Saturday, Mar. 20 at Buffalo

Thursday, Mar. 25 vs. N.Y. Islanders

Saturday, Mar. 27 vs. N.Y. Islanders

Sunday, Mar. 28 vs. New Jersey

Tuesday, Mar. 30 vs. New Jersey

Oct 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) and New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt (63) chase the puck along the boards during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

April 2021

Thursday, Apr. 1 vs. Pittsburgh

Saturday, Apr. 3 vs. Pittsburgh

Monday, Apr. 5 at Philadelphia

Tuesday, Apr. 6 at Philadelphia

Thursday, Apr. 8 at Washington

Sunday, Apr. 11 at Washington

Tuesday, Apr. 13 vs. N.Y. Islanders

Friday, Apr. 16 vs. N.Y. Islanders

Sunday, Apr. 18 vs. Washington

Tuesday, Apr. 20 vs. Washington

Thursday, Apr. 22 at Buffalo

Friday, Apr. 23 at Buffalo

Sunday, Apr. 25 at Pittsburgh

Tuesday, Apr. 27 at Pittsburgh

Thursday, Apr. 29 vs. Buffalo

Nov 21, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) controls the puck during the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

MAY 2021

Saturday, May 1 vs. Buffalo

Monday, May 3 at New Jersey

Tuesday, May 4 at New Jersey

Thursday, May 6 vs. N.Y. Rangers

Saturday, May 8 vs. N.Y. Rangers

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.