Bruins Vs. Red Wings Game Time Changed Saturday To Avoid Red Sox Conflict

The NHL is making sure New England sports fans don’t have to make a viewing choice two nights in a row.

The Boston Bruins announced Wednesday the league has changed the start time for its game Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden. Originally a 7 p.m. ET game, Bruins-Red Wings instead will begin at 3 p.m. ET so as not to conflict with the Boston Red Sox, who play the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at 8:09 p.m. ET.

Local fans won’t be as lucky Sunday night. The Red Sox and Astros are scheduled to play Game 2 of the ALCS shortly after 7 p.m., roughly an hour and a half before the Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” at Gillette Stadium.

The same can be said for Tuesday night, actually, when the Celtics play their season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers while the Red Sox and Astros do battle in Game 3.

Better get those remotes ready, New England fans.

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