The Boston Bruins are on to the second round after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in a thrilling Game 7.
Awaiting them in Round 2 are the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are fresh off a stunning sweep of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning.
Game 1 is scheduled to take place at TD Garden on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
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With the Lightning eliminated, the B's will have home ice for the remainder of their playoff run as they have the best regular season record of the teams remaining.
The upcoming series between Boston and Columbus marks the first time the two franchises have ever met in the playoffs.