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2012 NHL Playoffs Schedule: Bruins Face Capitals And The Rest Of The Eastern Conference Bracket

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:

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