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Boston Bruins Announce Game and Broadcast Schedule for Eastern Conference Final

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, May 29, their game schedule, broadcast info and credentialing details for their 2013 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Final Series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which can be found below. The Bruins are the fourth seed in the East while the Penguins hold the first seed, meaning Pittsburgh will have home ice advantage throughout the series.


Games 1 and 2 of the B’s/Penguins series will be played in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center on Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET and on Monday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET.  The Bruins will then host the Penguins for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Friday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston.  If necessary, Game 5 is set for Sunday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh, while Game 6 will be back in Boston on Tuesday, June 11 (time TBD), and Game 7 will be played in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, June 12 (time TBD).

Television broadcast information is posted below. All playoff games can be heard on the Bruins flagship radio station, 98.5 FM The Sports Hub.

Please be aware that both Bruins regular season credentials and previous 2013 playoff credentials WILL NOT be valid for Bruins home games during this round. Members of the media must submit requests on a game-by-game basis. Please send an email to ewentzell@bostonbruins.com by the respective deadline that contains the information in the CREDENTIALING section below.

All media information, transcripts and schedule updates will be posted on the Bruins Media Website at www.bostonbruins.com/media. Members of the media can log in with the following combination:
Email: media@bostonbruins.com, password: media

The Bruins 2013 Playoff Media Guide is available on the Bruins Media Website prior to the start of the series. The Bruins/Penguins regular season series is available now on the media site, as is the Bruins/Penguins lifetime playoff history.

BRUINS UPCOMING SCHEDULE (VISIT BOSTONBRUINS.COM/MEDIA FOR UPDATES):
(Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114). Please note that all members of the media covering Bruins practices must have a valid form of press identification with them and visible at all times.

Thursday, May 30 (Wilmington, MA)
-Bruins practice, Ristuccia Arena, 11:00 a.m.
-Bruins players available after practice
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players

Friday, May 31 (Wilmington, MA/Pittsburgh, PA)
-Bruins practice, Ristuccia Arena, TBD
-Bruins players available after practice
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Travel to Pittsburgh, PA


Saturday, June 1 (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Bruins morning skate, Consol Energy Center, 11:30 a.m.
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 1, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center, 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO BROADCAST: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Sunday, June 2 (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Monday, June 3 (Pittsburgh, PA/Boston, MA)
-Bruins morning skate, Consol Energy Center, 11:30 a.m.
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 2, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center, 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
-Travel to Boston, MA

Tuesday, June 4 (TBD)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Wednesday, June 5 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins morning skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 3, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, TD Garden, 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Thursday, June 6 (TBD)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Friday, June 7 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins morning skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 4, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, TD Garden, 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Saturday, June 8 (Boston, MA/Pittsburgh, PA)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Sunday, June 9 (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Bruins morning skate, Consol Energy Center, 11:30 a.m.
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 5 if necessary, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center, 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
-Travel to Boston, MA

Monday, June 10 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Tuesday, June 11 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins morning skate/pregame availability TBD
-Game 6 if necessary, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, TD Garden, TBD
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Wednesday, June 12 (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Bruins morning skate/pregame availability TBD
-Game 7 if necessary, Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Consol Energy Center, TBD
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

CREDENTIALING (HOME GAMES):
Regular season Bruins-issued or NHL-issued credentials will not be honored at Bruins home playoff games.  Please submit an email to Erika Wentzell (ewentzell@bostonbruins.com) with the following information to request playoff credentials:

NAME:
AFFILIATION:
PHONE NUMBER:
EDITOR/SUPERVISOR’S NAME AND PHONE NUMBER:
TYPE OF CREDENTIAL (CHOOSE ONE, PRINT/WEB, PHOTO, TV/RADIO):
APPLYING FOR GAME 3 (Yes/No)?
APPLYING FOR GAME 4 (Yes/No)?
APPLYING FOR GAME 6 (Yes/No)?

Requests must be submitted 48 hours prior to the respective game’s start time. Applications that do not include all of the above fields may be denied.

CREDENTIALING POLICY (AWAY GAMES)
Those members of the media traveling to Pittsburgh may contact the Bruins Communications staff to arrange for credentials.  Please submit an email to Matt Chmura (mchmura@bostonbruins.com) with the following information:

NAME:
AFFILIATION:
PHONE NUMBER:
EDITOR/SUPERVISOR’S NAME AND PHONE NUMBER:
TYPE OF CREDENTIAL (CHOOSE ONE, PRINT/WEB, PHOTO, TV/RADIO):
APPLYING FOR GAME 1 (Yes/No)?
APPLYING FOR GAME 2 (Yes/No)?
APPLYING FOR GAME 5 (Yes/No)?
APPLYING FOR GAME 7 (Yes/No)?

Requests must be submitted 48 hours before the respective game in Pittsburgh.

Members of the media who are approved for playoff credentials can pick them up at the Bruins Media Will Call table from 9:00 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET and 2:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET on HOME GAMEDAYS.  The Bruins Media Will Call table is located at the Back Security Entrance on the East Side of the TD Garden.

PHOTOGRAPHER POSITIONS (HOME GAMES):
The Bruins will have a total of 28 still photographer positions at the TD Garden for the playoffs.  These positions will be assigned by the Bruins during a photographers meeting which will be held 90 minutes prior to all home games.  The photographers meeting will take place in the Photographer Work Room, which is located in the back of the Will McDonough Press Room on level 3, and will be led by a member of the Bruins Communications Staff.

Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617-624-BEAR. 
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