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BOSTON, MA MAY 29: Adam Pelech #3 of the New York Islanders checks Sean Kuraly #52 of the Boston Bruins during the first period in Game One of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on May 29, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

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)

BOSTON, MA MAY 29: Members of the Boston Bruins celebrate the goal of David Pastrnak #88 during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game One of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on May 29, 2021. (Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

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.