The Bruins were always going to play the Ottawa Senators in the playoffs — until they weren’t. Now, the B’s square off against the Washington Capitals and an unproven rookie goaltender named Braden Holtby.

Please forgive NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette if he’s a little uneasy having Boston need to deal with a rookie goaltender in Round 1. It didn’t work out so well once upon a time with a guy named Ken Dryden.

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