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Let's Drop the Puck

Friday, 04.18.2014 / 11:49 AM ET
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog
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BOSTON, MA
- Gameday is finaaaally here at TD Garden. Boston versus Detroit - an Original Six rivalry renewed, with both teams facing off in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 1957.

As the Boston faithful awoke on Friday morning, it marked the start of a new journey, knowing that along the way, there would be ups and downs, oohs and ahhs, celebrations and head shakes - all in the name of heart-racing and bone-chilling playoff hockey.

And it all starts when the puck drops on Game 1, tonight at the Garden.

As always, there are many storylines heading into this one - the history and tradition of the franchises; Detroit's speed game countered against Boston's in-your-face, hard-nosed brand of hockey; a brotherly rivalry put on hold; a Wings' team that cannot be underestimated going up against the Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins; the list goes on.

You can get caught up on all of those storylines here:

Game 1 Preview: Boston Up to the Challenge

Bruins' Eyes on the Prize, But Not Looking Past Detroit

Smith Brothers Put Brotherly Rivalry On Hold

Torey Krug Eager to Face Hometown Team

Bruins' Young Blueline Ready to Bring It

Five Questions: Iginla Set to Chase Elusive Cup

For Bergeron, One Goal Has Always Transcended Thirty

Chiarelli: "It's All About Experience"

Now, after you've read every game and series preview, transported yourselves into the minds' of the Bruins, and focused all of your energy on weighing the odds of who may have the ultimate edge in this series, you can toss all of that aside.

Because starting tonight, the second season - what many deem as the "real season" - begins, and anything, I mean anything, can happen.

"Regular season success is in the past now," Denis Leary narrated as the final regular season episode of Behind the B came to a close. "It's playoff time."

"Sixteen wins are needed to claim hockey's Ultimate Goal. May the best team win."

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
2 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
3 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
4 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
7 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
8 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 54 21 26 10 47
L. Eriksson 54 17 25 11 42
B. Marchand 49 26 14 14 40
D. Krejci 44 12 28 2 40
R. Spooner 54 11 27 -7 38
Z. Chara 52 7 22 11 29
M. Beleskey 52 8 18 9 26
J. Hayes 52 12 13 -7 25
T. Krug 53 3 21 2 24
B. Connolly 51 7 12 -3 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 20 16 5 .917 2.55
J. Gustavsson 9 3 1 .911 2.58
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