The Boston Bruins schedule for 2021 is packed with exciting ice hockey games at their home arena TD Garden. 

Normally, the regular season would run from October through mid-April - but like everything else right now, the 2021 season is impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and has more than its share of weirdness, thanks to the NHL's need to create new divisions and new scheduling methods. 

For starters:  the shortened 56-game season (vs the normal 82 game season that starts in the fall) starts in January and runs through early May includes games only against the Sabres, Devils, Islanders, Flyers, Rangers, Capitals, and Penguins. 

Notice what's missing?  That's right:  2021 marks the first time ever the Bruins won't be playing the Canadiens during the regular season.  And of course, for now, games will be played before fewer fans due to stadium capacity restrictions.

In case you're planning ahead for next year, here's what you can normally expect:

If you're visiting the city during hockey season and want a real Boston experience, come to a Bruins home game at famed TD Garden sports arena. 

TD Garden's in-town location means you can easily walk to the stadium (depending on where you're staying), or take the T (Boston's subway) to North Station.

As you approach the Garden, you'll see fans wearing their Bruins hoodies, hear cheers erupting from all the nearby sports bars, and feel the excitement of the crowd.

And of course, once you enter the arena, the real fun begins!

Get ready to be thrilled and entertained as you watch the 6-time Stanley Cup winners in dazzling action on the ice!

Top Photo credit:  Boston Bruins on the ice - photo courtesy of Eric Kilby

2021 Boston Bruins Schedule - Home Games at TD Garden

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Indulge your passion for hockey by going to see the Boston Bruins on the ice at TD Garden.

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TD Garden Seating Chart for Hockey Matches

TD Garden seats almost 20,000 fans for Bruins hockey games and other ice events, and boasts a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar video scoreboard and sound system.

Here is the seat map for Boston Bruins home games, other ice hockey matches, and Disney on Ice:

TD Garden seat map for hockey games and other ice shows and events

When the Bruins Aren't Playing:  Concerts & Celtics Games at TD Garden

On days when the Bruins don't play at the Garden between October and April, you'll likely to find the Boston Celtics in action on the court.  Check Celtics schedule.

When the Bruins and the Celtics are out of town, TD Garden transforms into a concert stage and hosts some of the biggest concerts of the year:

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Where to Stay Near TD Garden

If you're coming to an event at the Garden, spend the night or the weekend at one of the nearby hotels, such as the stylish Boxer (shown in photo):

Boxer Hotel, top choice near Boston's TD Garden

More top hotels near the Garden:

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Use the Boston hotel map provided by to find more hotels and apartments near TD Garden.  Enter your dates to see what's available:

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Where to Eat & Drink In & Near TD Garden

TD Garden contains several restaurants, multiple sports bars, lots of concession stalls, retail spaces, and other amenities add to your fun and comfort, and these are all fine choices.

However, the area around the Garden is home to many of the city's top sports bars - perfect for lunch, dinner, or drinks before or after a Bruins game.

In particular, Sports Grille and Boston Beer Works are especially family-friendly.  

Faneuil Marketplace and the New England Aquarium are about 8-10 minutes by foot from the Garden.  Historic Beacon Hill and the restaurant-rich Italian North End are also nearby.

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Getting to TD Garden

Bruins sign on TD Garden

Nearest T Station / Commuter Rail:  North Station - directly adjacent to TD Garden
Park:  Garages near TD Garden
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Famous Bruins

Statue of defenceman Bobby Orr flying through the air after making the winning goal in overtime to clich the 1970 Stanley Cup for the Bruins - You can see the statue at Hub on Causeway next to North Station/TD Garden
Statue of defenceman Bobby Orr flying through the air after making the winning goal in overtime to clich the 1970 Stanley Cup for the Bruins - You can see the statue at Hub on Causeway next to North Station/TD Garden

Bobby Orr (1966-1976) is not only considered the best team member to play with the Bruins, but is also widely considered one of the the best, even the greatest hockey player of all time.

Who are the other most famous and most respected Boston Bruins players?  And when did they play for the Bruins? 

Here are 13 more of the best:  Eddie Shore (1926-1940), Milt Schmidt (1936–1955), Johnny Bucyk (1957-1978), Ken Hodge (1967-1976), Phil Esposito (1967-1976), Terry O'Reilly (1971-1985), Ray Bourque (1979-2000), Cam Neely (1986–1996), Adam Oates (1991-1997), Tim Thomas (2002-2012), Patrice Bergeron (2003-present), Zdeno Chára (2006-2020), and Brad Marchand (2009-present).

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