Afternoon jam: Leafs in tough against Bruins

Bruins at Maple Leafs, 7 ET (Series tied 1-1)

* Maple Leafs: looking to win a playoff series for 1st time since 2004 Conference Quarterfinals

* Bruins: won 13 of last 15 playoff games vs Maple Leafs (dating back to 1969)

* Maple Leafs: haven’t won a playoff series vs Bruins since 1959 (lost 3 straight series vs Bruins)

* Bruins: won 7 straight road playoff games at Maple Leafs (Maple Leafs haven’t won a home playoff game vs Bruins since 1959)

Capitals at Rangers, 7:30 ET (Capitals lead series 2-0)

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 1 goal this series; this season he won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the league’s top goalscorer during the regular season (32). Since the Richard Trophy was first awarded in 1999, no player has won it and the Stanley Cup in the same season.

* Capitals: haven’t advanced past Conference Semifinals since 1998

* Rangers: 0-14 on power play in last 4 playoff games vs Capitals

* Rangers: have lost last 4 playoff series in which they trailed 2 games to 0

Ducks at Red Wings, 8 ET (Ducks lead series 2-1)

* Ducks: haven’t reached Conference Semifinals since 2009

* Red Wings: won 5 of last 6 Conference Quarterfinals series (lost last year vs Predators)

* Red Wings: haven’t lost in 1st playoff series in consecutive postseasons since 1993-94

Blues at Kings 10 ET (Blues lead series 2-1)

* Kings: trying to become 1st repeat Stanley Cup champs since Red Wings in 1997-98

* 2nd straight year these teams are meeting in playoffs (Kings swept Blues in Conference Semifinals last year)

* All 3 postseason meetings between these teams have been 4-game sweeps

* Blues: 3-14 in last 17 road playoff games dating back to 2002 postseason