Sunday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres, was a great way for the Boston Bruins to close out regular-season play. Now, the defending Stanley Cup champions will focus on one thing, the playoffs and its next round opponent -- the Washington Capitals.
Over the course of the season, the Bruins didn't have favorable results against the Alex Ovechkin-led Capitals, who won three of four games in the season series. Luckily, Ovechkin will enter the postseason coming off one of his worst regular-season performances in his career (38 goals, 27 assists, 65 points).
Here's a look at the TV schedule for this anticipated playoff match-up:
|Thursday, April 12||7:30 p.m.||Capitals at Bruins||NBC Sports Network, CBC|
|Saturday, April 14||3 p.m.||Capitals at Bruins||NBC, CBC|
|Monday, April 16||7:30 p.m.||Bruins at Capitals||NBC Sports Network, CBC|
|Thursday, April 19||7:30 p.m.||Bruins at Capitals||NBC Sports Network, CBC|
|*Saturday, April 21||3 p.m.||Capitals at Bruins||NBC, CBC|
|*Sunday, April 22||TBD||Bruins at Capitals||TBD|
|*Wednesday, April 25||TBD||Capitals at Bruins||TBD|
Here's what the rest of the Eastern Conference looks like
No. 1 New York Rangers vs. No.8 Ottawa Senators: The Senators won the seasons series 3-1
No. 3 Florida Panthers vs. No. 6 New Jersey Devils: The regular-season series was split 2-2.
No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers: This inter-state rivalry featured Flyers winning the season series 4-2
Here's what the Western Conference looks like: