Tonight (Thursday), the Bruins host the New York Rangers (7:00pm) as they begin to wind down their regular season schedule. With only four games remaining on the Boston Bruins’ 56-game regular season schedule, they will play three of the four games on TD Garden ice. Following tonight’s game, the Bruins will again face the Rangers on Saturday (3:00pm), before closing out the TD Garden homestand by hosting the New York Islanders on Monday (7:00pm). The final game on Boston’s 2021 schedule will have the Washington Capitals host the Bs on Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00pm in what could still be a crucial two points. With the opportunity to slide into the first place in their division , the four teams having clinched a playoff spot, and competing for the first seed are the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Bruins, and the New York Islanders. Only five points separate the first to fourth place teams with an opportunity to nail down home ice advantage for the two playoff rounds. At press time (Wednesday), Pittsburgh in first place has 73 points with two games remaining to be played; Washington in second place has 71 points with four games left; the Bruins hold onto third place with 69 points and like Washington. still has four games in hand; and the fourth place Islanders with 68 points have three games left to play.
The playoff excitement is just the beginning, as Massachusetts’ Governor Baker recently announced that TD Garden would be allowed to operate at a 25-percent capacity (around 4,565) beginning with the Bruins game versus the New York Islanders on Monday, May 10th. The Bruins Season Ticket Holders, Game Plan Holders and Boston Garden Society Members will continue to receive priority access to purchase tickets based on availability. Limited ticket supply will also mean higher prices should be expected, not only for the upcoming playoffs, but also for the remaining regular season game at TD Garden on May 10th.
Individual tickets for the first two rounds of the 2021 playoffs at TD Garden went on sale yesterday (Wednesday) for Bruins Season Ticket Holders and Game Plan Holders. Boston Garden Society Members, who will again receive priority access to purchase individual tickets for rounds one and two. The dates and times for the First Round of the playoffs, has not yet been determined or announced by the National Hockey League. Fans interested in upcoming ticket offers and information regarding single-game ticket purchases for the 2021 Boston Bruins Playoffs can visit the link: https://www.nhl.com/bruins/tickets and complete the form to receive email updates as soon as tickets become available. For those who have concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, TD Garden has created TD Garden ‘Play It Safe,’ a comprehensive program designed to help ensure the continued health and safety of TD Garden guests and associates and reduce to the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Using the ‘Play It Safe’ protocols, they have re-engineered their operational and sanitation procedures to minimize contact risk and bolstered hygiene to exceed best practice guidelines from the CDC. Additionally, they have incorporated all guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local public safety and public health officials, the NHL, and the NBA. Those wishing to review all the new procedures and processes in place at TD Garden, can visit: https://www.TDGarden.com/PlayItSafe.