Milan Lucic NHL playoffs 2014 begin start Milan Lucic and the Bruins will be seeking their second straight Eastern Conference crown when the NHL playoffs begin this week. Credit: Getty Images

The Boston Bruins will seek to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in four seasons beginning this Friday, April 18 when they will host the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden. Detroit won the season series between the two teams, 3-1-0.

Here is the tentative schedule (according to the Detroit Free Press), which will be updated with times and TV channels by the NHL Sunday night:

Game 1: Friday, April 18, at Boston (7:30 p.m., NBCSN)

Game 2:
Sunday, April 20, at Boston (3 p.m., NBC)


Game 3: Tuesday, April 22, at Detroit (7:30 p.m., NBCSN)

Game 4: Thursday, April 24, at Detroit (8 p.m., NBCSN)

Game 5: Saturday, April 26, at Boston (3 p.m., NBC)

Game 6: Monday, April 28, at Detroit (TBD, TBD)

Game 7: Wednesday, April 30, at Boston (TBD, TBD)

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