Boston Bruins

May 17, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period in game two of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins are less than three months from the start of the 2021-22 NHL season, and while they don’t have a full 82-game schedule just yet, they did take a step forward Monday with the release of the team’s six-game preseason slate.

For the Bruins, the 2021 preseason will come with three two-game sets against the Capitals, Flyers, and Rangers.

It begins with a head-to-head with the Caps at Capital One Arena on Sunday Sept. 26 and wraps up with an Oct. 6 meeting those same Capitals but this time on Boston ice.

The NHL did not have a preseason of any sort this past season, as teams instead went through a ramped-up training camp in preparation for what was a 56-game sprint through the regular season.

Here’s the complete preseason schedule…

Sunday, Sept. 26 at Washington Capitals (Capital One Arena, 5 p.m.)

Tuesday, Sept. 28 at New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m.)

Thursday, Sept. 30 vs. Philadelphia Flyers (TD Garden, 7 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 2 vs. New York Rangers (TD Garden, 7 p.m.)

Monday, Oct. 4 at Philadelphia Flyers (Wells Fargo Center, 7 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 6 vs. Washington Capitals (TD Garden, 7 p.m.)

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