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2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs


Lightning, Bruins To Open Eastern Conference Finals of 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Saturday

Bolts to Host Game 3 on Thursday, May 19

Tuesday, 05.10.2011 / 1:04 PM / Playoffs 2011
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Lightning, Bruins To Open Eastern Conference Finals of 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Saturday
 

The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins on Saturday, May 14 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts at 8 p.m. The Bolts will hit home ice for the first time in Game 3 on Thursday, May 19 at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Bruins hold the home ice advantage by nature of having the higher seed.

The Lightning will make their first appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals since the 2004 postseason, when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games en route to winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship. The series also marks the first time in which the Lightning and Bruins will meet in the postseason.

The best way to catch all the exhilarating playoff action is to lock in 2011-12 Lightning Season Tickets. Not only will fans freeze pricing from this season, but they will also have the opportunity to “Cheer Now, Pay Later” for the playoffs. Benefits also include concert and event priority, free tickets to the 2011 Lightning Launch Weekend Concert, guaranteed giveaways and more.

Single-game tickets for the Eastern Conference Finals start as low as $40 and will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. A pre-sale will be held beginning Wednesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. for full and half season ticket holders, suite holders, sponsors and individuals looking to purchase 10-packs. To purchase tickets fans are advised to visit the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum, www.ticketmaster.com/lightningplayoffs or call 1-800-745-3000.

2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS SCHEDULE
BOSTON BRUINS vs TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
SERIES M
#3
vs. #5
Network
Saturday, May 14 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Tuesday, May 17 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Thursday, May 19 at Tampa Bay, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Saturday, May 21 at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m. NBC
*Monday, May 23 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
*Wednesday, May 25 at Tampa Bay, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
*Friday, May 27 at Boston, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
 
2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - IF SAN JOSE ADVANCES
VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs SAN JOSE SHARKS
SERIES N
#1 vs. #2
Network
Sunday, May 15 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Wednesday, May 18 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
Friday, May 20 at San Jose, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
Sunday, May 22 at San Jose, 3:00 p.m. NBC
*Tuesday, May 24 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
*Thursday, May 26 at San Jose, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
*Saturday, May 28 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
 
2011 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - IF DETROIT ADVANCES
VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs DETROIT RED WINGS
SERIES N
#1 vs. #3
Network
Sunday, May 15 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Wednesday, May 18 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
Friday, May 20 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
Sunday, May 22 at Detroit, 3:00 p.m. NBC
*Tuesday, May 24 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. VERSUS
*Thursday, May 26 at Detroit, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
*Saturday, May 28 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. VERSUS
 
-  * denotes if necessary

-  All Times Eastern