2024 Playoff Preview: Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Now that's more like it.

We've seen some fun Toronto Maple Leafs series in the past few postseasons – a back-to-back against the Tampa Bay Lightning, a once-in-a-lifetime Montréal Canadiens rivalry war – and some thrilling Boston Bruins matchups, but part four of the cap era's most entertaining first round battle is finally upon us after a five-year hiatus. 

In 2013, a hot but PDO-driven Leafs team managed to take the Bruins right to the brink of oblivion before plunging into it themselves. For back-to-back years a young Toronto squad ran head-long into the Boston defensive wood-chipper. But while many things have changed since then, one thing is constant: neither squad has captured a Stanley Cup in that time and both are increasingly desperate to get the job done.

The Bruins have a lot to ma

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NHL Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Simon Benoît Charlie Coyle Max Domi Joel Edmundson Danton Heinen Ilya Lyubushkin Brad Marchand Mitchell Marner Auston Matthews Charlie McAvoy William Nylander David Pastrnak Ilya Samsonov Jeremy Swayman Linus Ullmark James van Riemsdyk Pavel Zacha
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