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NHL Playoff Schedule 2011: Boston Bruins Open Eastern Conference Finals On Saturday

The second round the 2011 NHL Playoffs are still ongoing -- the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks are deciding who will advance to face the No. 1 seed Vancouver Canucks, with Game 6 set for Tuesday night (Sharks are up, 3-2) -- but we now know the Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals schedules. The NHL released the full set of days and times for both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals on Tuesday afternoon.

The Boston Bruins, playing in their first conference finals in 19 years, open their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET As the better seed, the No. 3 Bruins will have home-ice advantage over the No. 5 Lightning.

Game 1: at Boston -- Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 2: at Boston -- Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 3: at Tampa Bay -- Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 4: at Tampa Bay -- Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. on NBC, TSN
Game 5*: at Boston -- Monday, May 23 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 6*: at Tampa Bay -- Wednesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC
Game 7*: at Boston -- Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. on VERSUS, CBC