Playoff Hockey Starts Tonight For Boston

The Bruins look to start their return to the Stanley Cup Finals with the opening game of their first round series against the Detroit Red Wings tonight at TD Garden.

This will be the first meeting in the playoffs between these two original six franchises since 1957. Prior to that, these teams were regular postseason opponents.

Red Wings, Bruins rekindle playoff rivalry that blazed in 1940s, ’50s – Gregg Krupa in The Detroit News looks at the history between these two iconic franchises.

Andy Brickley, Jack Edwards see Bruins winning – Chad Finn has the NESN broadcast duo feeling that the Bruins will take this series.

Edwards excited for another Bruins playoff series – Bill Doyle has more from Edwards.

You can get all of the local Bruins coverage at BruinsLinks.com.

We went over the NESN coverage yesterday afternoon, CSNNE will once again also have pre and post-game shows. As in the last few years, the shows will be led by Michael Felger and Tony Amonte, and Joe Haggerty, Mike Giardi and Kevin Walsh will have reports from the games.

Due to CSN’s relationship with NBC, the station will also have access to and interviews with the broadcast team of Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones, Pierre McGuire, Mike “Doc” Emrick and Ed Olczyk.

Here is the schedule for CSN’s coverage:

  • Game 1 Boston vs. Detroit, Friday, April 18th – CSN Pre-Game Live @7PM & Post-Game Live following game
  • Game 2 Boston vs. Detroit, Sunday, April 20th – CSN Pre-Game Live @2:30PM & Post-Game Live following game
  • Game 3 Boston vs. Detroit, Tuesday, April 22nd – CSN Pre-Game Live @7PM & Post-Game Live following game
  • Game 4 Boston vs. Detroit, Thursday, April 24th –CSN Pre-Game Live @7:30PM & Post-Game Live following game
  • Additional Games 5, 6 and 7 If Necessary; CSN Pre & Post-Game Live schedule TBD
  • bsmfan

    I have to assume that both stations will also ramp up their guests/coverage. Jack usually winds up on WEEI (2-6) and F+M bring in Haggs, etc. Last year, I thought both stations did their best to offer great coverage, so you have to expect the same. Two of the lesser talked about that do great jobs have to be DJ Bean over at WEEI and Matt Kalman. Kalman is at: https://twitter.com/TheBruinsBlog and Bean: https://twitter.com/DJ_Bean

  • mick

    Thank you.

  • DryHeave

    off topic here, but regarding the NFL draft does anything scream, “NOTHING TO SEE HERE” louder than, “player A visited team B” reports?…..I’ll answer this one myself…NO

    • bsmfan

      With certain teams, no. Is it some harbinger for other teams? Sure.

      I follow @WalterFootball, who despite the site looking like he’s using Frontpage 98, keeps a DB of all of this. What is its ‘value’? Being interesting. That’s about it.

      However, with the absolute craze going on with the NFL Draft–and it grows each year–people take advantage of it, and I think the better analysts know how to properly formulate it.

      But, like all this draft stuff, it as useless as Mel Kiper’s 143.0 BETA3 draft. Right after the actual draft is done, Deadspin usually posts how wrong these guys are. I know nobody can predict it but you can be more outlandish when there is no skin in the game.

      • DryHeave

        yep…guess it’s just in the way some of the “visits” are reported. So breathlessly, like it’s BREAKING NEWS! or something….sure,some players will get drafted by teams they visited, just as many won’t. …