Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Game 1 LIVE FREE (05/15/21): Watch NHL Playoffs Round 1 Online | Time, television, channel

The Washington Capitals face the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their NHL Playoff First Round series at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 15, 2021 (5/15/21).

Fans can watch the match for free via a fuboTV trial.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: NHL Regular Season

who: Capitals vs. Bruins

When: Saturday May 15, 2021

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Or: TD Garden


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Direct: fuboTV (free trial)

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Brad Marchand leads Boston in a clash with Washington. He is third in the NHL with 69 points, scoring 29 goals and totaling 40 assists.

The Capitals are 36-15-5 against the rest of their division. Washington has scored 188 goals and is fifth in the league with an average of 3.4 per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 24.

The Bruins are 33-16-7 against the rest of their division. Boston ranks 25th in the NHL with 33.3 shots per game and averages 2.9 goals.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.


Dmitry Orlov leads the Capitals with an over-16 in 51 games this season. TJ Oshie has 6 points in the last 10 games for Washington.

Marchand leads the Bruins with 69 points, scoring 29 goals and adding 40 assists. Taylor Hall has scored five goals and three assists in the last 10 games for Boston.


Capitals: 7-2-1, with an average of 2.7 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.3 penalties and 14.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a save percentage of, 919.

Bruins: 6-3-1, with an average of 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.4 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while allowing 1.9 goals per game with a save percentage of, 919.


Capitals: Michal Kempny: outside (lower body), John Carlson: daily (lower body).

Bruins: Ondrej Kase: day to day (upper body), Charlie Coyle: outdoors (upper body), Jakub Zboril: day to day (upper body).

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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