Bruins to open NHL playoffs against Toronto



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 12.

Boston finished second in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division with 112 points and will have home ice throughout the series. Toronto finished third with 105 points.

Tuukka Rask will start at goaltender for the Bruins in Game 1, and Frederik Andersen will be in net for the Maple Leafs. Below are dates, locations and TV listings for all games. If necessary, times 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 12, NBCSN (Boston)
  • Game 2: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, NBC (Boston)
  • Game 3: 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, NBSN (Toronto)
  • Game 4: 7 p.m. April 19, NBCSN (Toronto)
  • Game 5 (IF NECESSARY): April 21, TBA (Boston)
  • Game 6 (IF NECESSARY): April 23, TBA (Toronto)
  • Game 7 (IF NECESSARY): April 25, TBA (Boston)