For consecutive seasons and the third time since 2013, the Toronto Maple Leafs clash with the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
After Boston eliminated Toronto in seven games last spring, the Leafs will have another chance to exercise their demons from the 2013 Game 7 nightmare. That was the game Toronto had a 4-1 lead in the third period, only to lose 5-4 in overtime.
The Toronto Raptors have clinched a spot in the NBA playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, continuing their best stretch their best stretch in franchise history.
Since 2013-14, they have captured four division titles, won four playoff series and made the Eastern Conference Finals once. Compare that to when the franchise debuted in 1995 to 2012-13 season – five playoff appearances, one division title and one playoff series victory.