Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins

We are set with an Original Six matchup to start off our night of NHL Playoffs and it’s a rivalry we’ve seen a few times in recent seasons. They played each other last season and in 2012, so three times in the last seven years they have faced off in the first round. In the prior two meetings, the Bruins won 4-3 each time. Strap yourself in, we are in for a long and gritty series.

Starting with the Bruins, who come in as -140 home favorites and in for a bit of scoring in this one as the over-under is set at six goals. In all honesty, I see most if not all of these games going one of two ways. Either a higher scoring 5-4, 5-3, type game or the complete opposite with a 2-1 final score. That is what we saw last year with five of the seven games ending with totals at six or higher and the other two both at only four goals. I think we will see it start fast and loose, then tighten up as the series goes on. You want to be targeting Patrice...