Bruins vs. Maple Leafs schedule: Kessel Bowl 2013 begins Wednesday

Jared Wickerham

The Leafs will travel to Boston for their first playoff game since 2004 when they open the Eastern Quarterfinals against the Bruins on Wednesday.

This was probably predestined. In their first trip back to the postseason since 2004 -- yes, that's before the 2004-05 NHL lockout, before Sidney Crosby was in the NHL, etc. -- the Toronto Maple Leafs will be led into the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Phil Kessel's old team, the Boston Bruins.

The B's were all set to win the Northeast Division and avoid this matchup, but thanks to the Senators win over them in the season finale, the No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup will begin at TD Garden on Wed., May 1. It might not be as emotional as a Leafs vs. Canadiens series would have been, but it surely won't disappoint.

Here's the series schedule:

Game Date Matchup Time (ET) National TV
Game 1 Wed, May 1 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 2 Sat, May 4 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. CNBC, CBC, RDS
Game 3 Mon, May 6 Bruins at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Game 4 Wed, May 8 Bruins at Maple Leafs 7 p.m. NHL Net, CBC, RDS
Game 5* Fri, May 10 Maple Leafs at Bruins 7 p.m. CBC, RDS
Game 6* Sun, May 12 Bruins at Maple Leafs TBD CBC, RDS
Game 7* Mon, May 13 Maple Leafs at Bruins TBD CBC, RDS

For the Leafs side of things, stick with Pension Plan Puppets, and for the Boston perspective, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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