It’s the most wonderful time of year for local hockey fans.

The Boston Bruins are four wins away from lifting the Stanley Cup, and NESN is here to help fans follow the team’s quest for glory as closely as possible. NBC and NBCSN will broadcast the Bruins versus St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Final games, but NESN’s coverage will give fans deeper insight into Boston’s championship chase than any other network can offer.

NESN and NESNplus will air three shows related to the Bruins’ Stanley Cup games: Watch “Bruins Stanley Cup Preview” in the days leading up to Game 1. “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” will begin an hour before each game, and “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” immediately will follow each contest.

Additionally, fans can watch our “Bruins Intermission Report,” which features NESN’s Bruins analysts and NESN.com’s Rachel Holt, immediately after the first and second periods of every Stanley Cup Final game on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page.

See NESN’s coverage schedule for the Bruins versus Blues Stanley Cup Final matchup below (all times listed in EST).

Thursday, May 23
“Bruins Stanley Cup Preview” on NESN immediately following Red Sox postgame coverage

Friday, May 24
6:30 p.m.: “Bruins Stanley Cup Preview” on NESN

Sunday, May 26
9 p.m.: “Bruins Stanley Cup Preview” on NESN

Monday, May 27
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESNplus
8 p.m.: Blues vs. Bruins Game 1 on NBC
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESN

Wednesday, May 29
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESNplus
8 p.m.: Blues vs. Bruins Game 2 on NBCSN
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESN

Saturday, June 1
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESN
8 p.m.: Bruins vs. Blues Game 3 on NBCSN
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESN

Monday, June 3
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESN
8 p.m.: Bruins vs. Blues Game 4 on NBC
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESN

Thursday, June 6 (if necessary)
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESN
8 p.m.: Blues vs. Bruins Game 5 on NBC
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESN

Sunday, June 9 (if necessary)
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESN
8 p.m.: Bruins vs. Blues Game 6 on NBC
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESN

Wednesday, June 12 (if necessary)
7 p.m.: “Bruins Faceoff Live Presented by EchoStor Technologies” on NESNplus
End of first period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
End of second period: “Bruins Intermission Report” on NESN.com and NESN’s Facebook Page
Approximately 10:30 p.m.: “Ace Ticket Bruins Overtime Live” on NESNplus

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