Bruins excited for Original 6 foe in playoffs

Updated: April 29, 2013, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Canadian city.

Original Six rival.

Bad blood recently, and dating back to the beginnings of the league.

It's not the Montreal Canadians that the Bruins are preparing to face in the first round of the NHL playoffs, but the Boston players are counting on a tense and tough series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"It's two of the biggest hockey markets going at it," Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said after the team's regular-season finale, a 3-2 loss to Ottawa that ...

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