There is plenty of playoff history between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs. But not much of it is recent. The two Original Six teams last met in the postseason in 1974, when Boston swept the Maple Leafs in the first round. The Leafs haven’t beaten the Bruins in the playoffs since 1959. Boston and Toronto will meet again in the best-of-seven first round of the NHL playoffs, starting Wednesday night at the TD Garden in Boston. But first….
Today’s NHL playoff openers
• Los Angeles at St. Louis (5 p.m., CNBC)
• Minnesota at Chicago (5 p.m., NBC Sports)
• Detroit at Anaheim (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports