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It’s official: Bruins face the Rangers in Original Six match-up

May 13, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

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It wasn’t easy and, in fact, it looked next to impossible.

But the Boston Bruins have moved past the Toronto Maple Leafs and will now play the New York Rangers in the second round of the playoffs.

The Bruins were down three goals just before the midway point of the third period, but came storming back to beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime of Game 7 on Monday night.

The Rangers went into Washington and crushed the Capitals by a final score of 5-0 in Game 7, setting up an Original Six match-up with the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

The Bruins had a 1-0-2 record against the Rangers during the regular season.

The other second-round series in the East has the Pittsburgh Penguins, the top team in the conference, going up against the scrappy Ottawa Senators.


  1. nunan - May 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Going to be a battle. I think the Rangers are like the Kings last year, the Bruin’s the year before, etc – completely capable of beating anyone but for some reason, things never really got going during the regular season. The good thing is, it’s been the exact same story for the Bs this year as well and I think the way the Toronto series finished is a wake up call for them. I’ve been waiting for a Bruins Rangers matchup in the playoffs for two years. Going to be intense. Similar teams in a lot of ways…elite goaltending.

  2. domdogsbk85 - May 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    wanted rangers bruins round 1, but round 2 will have to do. Bruins are a team I respect, not much hate towards them. I am sure that will change in what should be a long, physical series. We acquired clowe for a tough playoff series just like this, hoping he and staal can make it back to the lineup as that would be a huge boost.hey at least the rangers pp wont be the only one that sucks this series.I like this matchup for the rangers, same style for both teams with the best goalie in the league on the good guys side. lets go rangers

  3. patsfiend - May 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    This is going to be great. I can’t believe how little playoff history these teams have. How is it possible? I predict there will be a healthy hatred on both sides by Game 2. Looking forward to a great series.

  4. ironmike778 - May 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Awesome matchup. Can’t wait.

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