The Blue Jackets Will Face the Boston Bruins in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

By Chris Pennington on April 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm
In their three regular season games against the Bruins, the Blue Jackets went 1-1-1, losing the goal differential by a margin of 8-12.

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At long last, the Blue Jackets have an opponent for Round 2.

Columbus will face the Boston Bruins in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the first two games slated to take place at TD Garden in Boston.

The puck drops for Game 1 at 7 p.m. Thursday. Game 2 will likely take place Saturday, but the NHL has yet to finalize details.

The Bruins advanced to face the Blue Jackets, who have been off for a week since sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, with a 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 of the teams' first round series Tuesday night in Boston.

Whether the rest for the Blue Jackets – and the test of a grueling seven-game series for the Bruins – will have any impact on the series will be known shortly.

In their three regular season games against the Bruins, the Blue Jackets went 1–1–1. Columbus topped Boston, 7-4, at Nationwide Arena on March 12 before falling in overtime in Boston, four days later, 2-1. In the final meeting, April 2 in Columbus, the Bruins skated to a 6-2 win. The setback is the only loss for Columbus in their last 12 games dating back to the regular season.

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