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MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 26: A detail of the Boston Bruins logo is seen during the third period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on November 26, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 8-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Thursday afternoon, the NHL released the schedule of set games for the Bruins first round series against the Washington Capitals. The series will start on Saturday – as the league announced earlier this week – then play every other day.

Not having back-to-backs should be advantageous for the Bruins, who have a number of players working their way back from injuries. The most notable is Tuukka Rask, who is dealing with a bad back. Our own Ty Anderson discussed how the schedule could impact Rask in the playoffs Wednesday on Felger & Mazz.

The first four games of the series are all night games. Saturday’s game in Washington is set to start at 7:15 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. start on Monday. When the series shifts back to Boston, the games will begin a little earlier – the start times for Games 3 and 4 are 6:30 p.m. on next Wednesday and Friday respectively.

Assuming neither team sweeps, Game 5 is set for Sunday, May 23 with the time still to be announced. Games 6 and 7 are tentatively scheduled for the following Tuesday and Thursday, and also haven’t yet been given start times.

In full, the schedule looks like this…

  • Game 1: Saturday May 15, 7:15 p.m.
  • Game 2: Monday May 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Game 3: Wednesday May 19, 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Friday May 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Game 5: Sunday May 23, TBD
  • Game 6: Tuesday, May 25, TBD
  • Game 7: Thursday, May 27, TBD

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