Bruins to open Eastern Conference finals on Thursday

Game 1 against the Carolina Hurricanes starts at 8 p.m. at TD Garden.

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The Bruins defeated the Blue Jackets in six games. –Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe

The NHL announced that Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Bruins will be Thursday at 8 p.m. at TD Garden. The game will be televised on NBCSN.

The schedule for the rest of the series, as well as that of the Western Conference final, will be released at a later date.