Unlike their local NBA counterparts, the Boston Bruins have no time to rest between series.
After eliminating the Toronto Maple Leafs from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a thrilling Game 7 win Tuesday night, the Bruins get just one day off before battling the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round.
The series begins Thursday night in Boston, as the B's get a well-rested Blue Jackets club that stunned the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning in a first-round sweep.
The NHL released a nearly complete Bruins-Blue Jackets series schedule late Tuesday night, pending the results of Wednesday's first-round Game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes.
After Capitals-Canes, we'll know the times for the first four games, as well as the date for Game 3 (April 29 or 30). But everything else is set.
Here's a look at the series schedule:
Game 1: Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. ET @ Boston (NBC Sports Network)
Game 2: Saturday, April 27, TBD @ Boston
Game 3 (If Washington advances): Monday, April 29, TBD @ Columbus
Game 3 (If Carolina advances): Tuesday, April 30, TBD @ Columbus
Game 4: Thursday, May 2, TBD @ Columbus
*Game 5: Saturday, May 4, TBD @ Boston (if necessary)
*Game 6: Monday, May 6, TBD @ Columbus (if necessary)
*Game 7: Wednesday, May 8, TBD @ Boston (if necessary)
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