The Bruins will open the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday at TD Garden.
The Bruins will face the Florida Panthers in the first round, with the first two games Monday and Wednesday night at TD Garden. After Games 3 and 4 Friday night and Sunday afternoon in Sunrise, Fla., there would be two days off before a potential Game 5 on Wednesday, April 26, back in Boston.
Game 6 would be Friday, April 28, in Florida, with a Game 7 on Sunday, April 30, at TD Garden.
The Bruins wrapped up their regular season on Thursday with a 5-4 victory over the Canadiens, their NHL-record 65th win of the 2022-23 season.
In other first-round matchups in the Eastern Conference, the Maple Leafs will face the Lightning, with Games 1-2 on Tuesday-Thursday in Toronto; the Hurricanes meet the Islanders on Monday-Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.; and the Devils meet the Rangers Tuesday-Thursday in Newark, N.J.
In the Western Conference, the Monday-Wednesday series are Dallas, which was jumped by defending Cup champion Colorado for the Central Division title on Friday night, hosting Minnesota, and Los Angeles visiting MVP favorite Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. Beginning Tuesday are the Avalanche against the Seattle Kraken, making their playoff debut in their second season, and the Pacific Division champion Vegas Golden Knights hosting the Winnipeg Jets.
Bruins playoff schedule: First round
Game 1: Panthers at Bruins, Monday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. (NESN, ESPN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
Game 2: Panthers at Bruins, Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. (NESN, ESPN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
Game 3: Bruins at Panthers, Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. (NESN, TNT, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
Game 4: Bruins at Panthers, Sunday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. (NESN, TNT, 98.5 The Sports Hub)
*Game 5: Panthers at Bruins, Wednesday, April 26 at TBD (TV: TBD | RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub)
*Game 6: Bruins at Panthers, Friday, April 28 at TBD (TV: TBD | RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub)
*Game 7: Panthers at Bruins, Sunday, April 30 at TBD (TV: TBD | RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub)
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