As expected, the Bruins and Montreal will start their best-of-seven first-round playoff series Thursday at TD Garden, the NHL announced tonight.

Here’s the full series schedule:

Thursday, April 14, 2011 7 p.m. Montreal at Boston

Saturday, April 16, 2011 7 p.m. Montreal at Boston

Monday, April 18, 2011 7:30 p.m. Boston at Montreal

Thursday, April 21, 2011 7 p.m. Boston at Montreal

*Saturday, April 23, 2011 7 p.m. Montreal at Boston

*Tuesday, April 26, 2011 TBD Boston at Montreal

*Wednesday, April 27, 2011 TBD Montreal at Boston