First Montreal won at Toronto. And then Philadelphia won at home against the New York Islanders. When the dust settled, the Flyers were the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins were locked in as the No. 3 and the Canadiens were the No. 6.
That means the Bruins and Habs will meet in a best-of-seven first-round series.
You can’t complain, because the majority of you wanted it:
This will be the third time since the lockout the two archrivals have met in the postseason, with the teams splitting the previous two series. The Canadiens won the last two series before the lockout.
But this will be the first ever series between the teams during a criminal investigation against a Bruins defenseman. No word yet on whether Zdeno Chara has to play in an orange jump suit.
I’ll have plenty more preview coverage between Sunday and the probable start of the series Thursday.