From the NHL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com.
The Bruins vs. Blue Jackets second-round playoff series had two scenarios, depending on the other matchup. But now that the Carolina Hurricanes have upset the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to advance to the next round, the full slate for Bruins-Jackets is official.
Columbus has had to wait nine days after stunning the NHL-best Tampa Bay Lightning with a four-game sweep. Boston, meanwhile, just wrapped up a hard-earned victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs with a decisive 5-1 win in Game 7 on Tuesday night.
Despite knowing that Game 1 would take place on Thursday night, the Bruins and Blue Jackets needed to wait for the conclusion of Capitals-Hurricanes to know the schedule for the majority of the series. Dates for the entire best-of-seven series are known, with times set for the first four games plus Game 5 (if necessary).
The complete slate is below, via a news release from the Bruins. TV networks are also listed. You can hear the call of every game of the series with Judd Sirott and Bob Beers on 98.5 The Sports Hub, and online via 985TheSportsHub.com and the 98.5 The Sports Hub app.
Bruins vs. Blue Jackets Schedule
Game 1: Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. (TD Garden) – NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 2: Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. (TD Garden) – NBC, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 3: Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. (Nationwide Arena) – NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 4: Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Nationwide Arena) – NBCSN, SN, CBC, TVA
Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday, May 4 at 7:15 p.m. (TD Garden) – NBC, TVA
Game 6 (if necessary): Monday, May 6 at TBD (Nationwide Arena) – TBD
Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 8 at TBD (TD Garden) – TBD
The Bruins went 2-1 in the regular season series against the Blue Jackets, most recently beating them 6-2 on April 2 at Nationwide Arena.
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