Bruins 2020-21 schedule: Dates, start times, opponents revealed


The Boston Bruins will open the 2020-21 season against one of their new divisional foes. 

The NHL's regular season begins Jan. 13, but the Bruins will hit the ice for the first time on Thursday, Jan. 14 versus the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. It's the first of three road games to begin the season for Boston. The Bruins' home opener at TD Garden is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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This season will consist of 56 games instead of the normal 82.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the league to make some changes to the league's divisions and playoff format for this season only. One of those adjustments was a new "East" division that includes the Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

The Bruins will only play against divisional teams in the regular season. Their schedule includes 25 sets of two consecutive games against the same team, as well as eight back-to-backs. Boston's longest road trip is four games, which will happen three times.

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Here's the full Bruins schedule for the 2020-21 season, as released by the team. All times Eastern.


Thursday, January 14 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 16 at New Jersey, 1 p.m.

Monday, January 18 at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 21 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 23 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, January 26 vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 28 vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 30 at Washington, 7 p.m.


Monday, February 1 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

Friday, February 5 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 6 vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 8 vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 12 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 13 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Monday, February 15 vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 18 vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 21 vs. Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 25 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 26 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 28 at N.Y. Rangers, 12 p.m.


Wednesday, March 3 vs. Washington, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 5 vs. Washington, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 6 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 11 vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 13 vs. N.Y. Rangers, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 15 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 18 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 20 at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 25 vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 27 vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 28 vs. New Jersey, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30 vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 1 vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 3 vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 5 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 8 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 10 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13 vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 16 vs. N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 18 vs. Washington, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20 vs. Washington, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 22 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 23 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 25 at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27 at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 29 vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.


Saturday, May 1 vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Monday, May 3 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4 at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 6 vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 8 vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.