Bruins to face Maple Leafs in 1st round of NHL playoffs



ELLSWORTH — The Boston Bruins will begin the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven series beginning at 7 p.m. today, April 11.

Boston finished second behind Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division in the regular season with 107 points. The Bruins will have home ice against Toronto, which finished third in the Atlantic Division with 100 points.

The matchup will be the second straight between the two franchises in the East quarterfinals. Last year, the Bruins fended off the Maple Leafs in seven games to advance to the conference semifinals.

Below are dates, locations and TV listings for all games. If necessary, times and TV listings for Game 5, Game 6 and Game 7 will be announced at a later date. All times are Eastern.

  • Game 1: 7 p.m. today, April 11, NBC Sports Network (Boston)
  • Game 2: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, NBC (Boston)
  • Game 3: 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, NBCSN (Toronto)
  • Game 4: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, NBCSN (Toronto)
  • Game 5 (IF NECESSARY): TBD next Friday, April 19, TBD (Boston)
  • Game 6 (IF NECESSARY): TBD next Sunday, April 21, TBD (Toronto)
  • Game 7 (IF NECESSARY): TBD April 23, TBD (Boston)

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