Last Friday’s first game of the Bruins/Hurricanes Eastern Conference Semifinals drew a 9.5 rating for NESN.

The rating ties the network’s best Bruins rating of the 2008/09 season and is also NESN’s third highest rated Bruins broadcast in its 25 year history of covering the team.

Last night’s game two was broadcast on VERSUS, but Wednesday night’s game three will be on NESN beginning at 7:00 PM with the network’s pre-game show WB Mason Bruins Face-Off LIVE. Game 4 will also be shown live on NESN on Friday, May 8. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:30 PM.