The Boston Bruins had the day off on Tuesday as they rest up for their first round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy gave fans a taste of what the lines could look like for Game 1.
No matter what the lines look like, the Bruins' will be up for the challenge and are excited about facing division rivals once again.
One Bruins' forward who will likely have a target on his back by the Leafs and the media in Toronto is Brad Marchand.
Marchand spoke about the first round matchup.
“You can take a few things. Obviously it’s a different [Leafs] team and you don’t want to dwell on the past, but it’s more just past playoff experiences that regardless of the situation, until the series is totally over then anybody is in it,” said Brad Marchand. “We’ve been down in series before against [Toronto] and they’ve been down in series against us, and we’ve both come back."
“So I’m sure it’s going to play out to be a very exciting series, and no matter how it plays out in the first four games of the series, tides are going to swing one way and the other at some point. It’s going to be exciting. It always is. There’s always a lot of hype around it. The fans really enjoy it and playing each other so much over the last couple of years really adds to it. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
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