Boston Bruins

May 29, 2021; Boston, MA, USA; A Boston Bruins fan waves a towel during warmups prior to game one of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Open at near full capacity for the past two games, TD Garden has officially updated its mask policy for the remaining 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff games on Boston ice this spring and summer, the Boston Bruins and Garden confirmed Wednesday.

“In accordance with the CDC and NHL, masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated fans at TD Garden,” the Bruins announced in a statement Wednesday. “Masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated fans.”

Welcoming over 17,000 fans for Saturday’s Game 1 and Monday’s Game 2, and in accordance with the Garden’s Play It Safe protocols, fans were instructed to keep their masks on unless they were actively eating or drinking.

This updates comes with Massachusetts boasting over 3.7 million fully vaccinated residents, and with 54 percent of the state’s residents fully vaccinated, which is currently the third-highest percentage in the country, trailing only Vermont (56.6 percent) and Maine (55 percent).

The Bruins will have at least one more home game at TD Garden this postseason, as the Islanders’ Game 2 overtime win guaranteed that the B’s and Isles would be back at the Garden for Game 5.

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