The Bruins and Islanders took to the ice Saturday night knowing that they would be playing on Saturday and Monday, but the remainder of their second-round schedule remained a complete mystery.
That was until the Canadiens forced a Game 7 with their overtime win over the Maple Leafs late Saturday night, and after Boston’s series-opening 5-2 victory at a packed TD Garden.
Boston and New York will follow a relatively simple every-other-day format, with a Monday-to-Thursday gap between Games 2 and 3 being the lone exception.
Game 2: Monday, May 31 at 7:30 pm ET (TD Garden)
Game 3: Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 pm ET (Nassau Coliseum)
Game 4: Saturday, June 5 at 7:15 pm ET (Nassau Coliseum)
Game 5: Monday, June 7 at TBD (TD Garden)
Game 6: Wednesday, June 9 at TBD (Nassau Coliseum)
Game 7: Friday, June 11 at TBD (TD Garden)
All Bruins games can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
The Bruins are off to a strong start in their series against the New York Islanders, grabbing a 1-0 series lead on the strength of a dominant night for the Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak line. And it came on a thrilling night for Boston, as the city lifted all COVID-19 restrictions for the first time in over a year on Saturday. Matt Dolloff and Ty Anderson are here to discuss it all in a special Bruins postgame edition of the SideLines podcast.