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Results of the final regular season NHL games will determine who faces whom in the first round

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins
The Bruins and Senators scrum in their happiness to play for the Stanley Cup
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The playoff-bound Bruins host the Senators tonight, possibly to face them in the first round. Tune into NBCSN and NESN at 7:00 PM.

  • Depending on results of the final regular season games, teams will know which opponents they’ll face in the first round. Here the scenarios are spelled out clearly for the Bruins and the Atlantic Division. CBS Boston
  • Goaltending, which has improved of late for the Bruins, will be one of the keys to tonight’s game. FoxSports
  • The Bruins are in, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is waiting in the wings, and Brad Marchand may be out, pending a hearing for his spearing. Boston Globe
  • Marchand will hear today if his coach will be shuffling assignments to cover for his absence. Boston Herald
  • The quintet of reasons that that Bruins are not heading for the links includes that clutch penalty killing we’ve seen recently. WEEI
  • Jake DeBrusk has been impressing his coaches in Providence and embracing the “greasy” in his game. Providence Journal
  • You’ll see Bruins prospects in this weekend’s Frozen Four semi-finals, as we all coss our fingers for Anders Bjork , who will either move to the finals with his team or sign with the Bruins. Win/win, I’d say. Boston Herald