The Montreal Canadiens – Boston Bruins rivalry will get a little extra playoff intensity added to it on Thursday night when the two teams face off in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Montreal may have a speed advantage, but as we have seen from the Bruins in the past their physicality is usually enough for them to impose their will and dictate the pace of the game.
“They’ve got some speedy forwards,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said, via ESPN.com. “Despite the common belief that speed kills, I think we’ve shown that we have some speed and we have some size and we have experience. So it will be a challenge, but, I think, we’ll overcome that challenge.”
How can you tune in to tonight’s match up between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins that will get the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs rolling? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in to the Game 1 action:
Date: Thursday, May 1
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Series tied, 0-0
- Game 1: Thursday May 1, 7:30PM – TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
- Game 2: Saturday May 3, 12:30PM – TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
- Game 3: Tuesday May 6, 7:00PM – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
- Game 4: Thursday May 8, 7:00PM – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
- Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday May 10, TBA – TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
- Game 6 (if necessary): Monday May 12, 7:00PM – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
- Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday May 14, TBA – TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Who do you think will come away with the win on Thursday night and take the early lead in the Eastern Conference match up between Montreal and Boston? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.