The Bruins and Capitals will play Game 6 of their first-round series Sunday in Washington at 3 p.m., the league announced Friday night.
That means the teams will play back-to-back 3 p.m. starts, with Game 5 Saturday in Boston.
This is the second straight year that the Bruins have played back-to-back games in the first round in different cities. Last year the Bruins lost Game 6 at Montreal on April 26, then beat the Habs in overtime in Game 7 at TD Garden on April 27.
"That's the schedule. That's part of it and it's going to be tough, no question, but that's the way it is," Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said after practice Friday. "We can't do anything about it. There's so many back-to-backs we have during the regular season and we'll deal."