As the weather starts to get better, so does the hockey. That's a basic rule of thumb when it comes to looking at the schedule of a hockey season.
With winter becoming more and more of a distant memory and summer right around the corner, the welcomed weather also signals the arrival of the NHL playoffs.
For NHL players, who have never played in the playoffs, their debut can be an exciting, yet tense time. And while you never truly get used to playing in the playoffs, experience certainly does help.
Bruins forward Chris Kelly has plenty of playoff experience, and he recently took some time to talk with NESN.com Bruins reporter Douglas Flynn about the differences between the playoffs and the regular season and what kind of advantages he can gain by drawing upon his previous postseason experience.
See more in the video above.