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NHL drops schedule for 2nd-round Eastern Conference matchups

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The NHL revealed the schedule for the second-round matchups in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night, shortly after the Boston Bruins eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime to secure the last spot.

The Bruins will take on the Florida Panthers - the team that upset them in the first round last spring - while the Carolina Hurricanes will square off against the Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers.

Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

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Game Date Time (ET) Home Team
1 May 6 8 p.m. Florida
2 May 8 TBD Florida
3 May 10 TBD Boston
4 May 12 TBD Boston
5* May 14 TBD Florida
6* May 17 TBD Boston
7* May 19 TBD Florida

The Panthers handled the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games to punch their ticket to the second round, while the Bruins recovered to sink the Maple Leafs in seven contests after holding a 3-1 series lead.

New York Rangers (M1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (M2)

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Game Date Time (ET) Home Team
1 May 5 4 p.m. New York
2 May 7 TBD New York
3 May 9 TBD Carolina
4 May 11 TBD Carolina
5* May 13 TBD New York
6* May 16 TBD Carolina
7* May 18 TBD New York

The Rangers swept the Washington Capitals in their opening matchup, while the Hurricanes eliminated the New York Islanders in five contests.

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