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No, not the "mayday" derived from the French m'aidez (HELP ME!) but rather the mayday that is the 1st day of May celebration of labor and workers, such as workers coming off a long and tedious lockout. A battle cry for the NHLPA and hard working hockey players who FINALLY got to play! MAYDAY!
We didn't know until January if it would happen at all. Fasten your seatbelts, the Boston Bruins face the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at home in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!
This Boston team is neither the same as the Stanley Cup winning team, nor is it the same as the team that exited in the first round last season, but this playoff run will likely be the core group's final stand. [BostonGlobe]
Power forwards may be the key on BOTH sides this year. [WEEI]
One scouting report on the series predicts the Bruins win in 7 games. [ESPN]
And another glancing at the crystal ball agrees, Bruins in 7. [BostonHerald]
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