It’s onto the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Boston Bruins with their regular season concluding Tuesday night.

And the Bruins will meet a rival on the ice to open the postseason.

Boston will square off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs starting Saturday. Time of Game 1 has yet to be announced.

The matchup between the Bruins and Maple Leafs came to be after Boston fell to the Ottawa Senators in the regular-season finale. The Panthers took down Toronto, leading to Florida leapfrogging Boston for the Atlantic Division crown and earning a first-round meeting with the Tampa Bay Lightning, who took the first wild-card spot.

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It feels like the Maple Leafs were Boston’s preferred playoff opponent — the Bruins won all four regular-season matchups — but they didn’t let on to that.

“No. You gotta beat them all,” Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark told reporters after Boston’s 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden, per 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Ty Anderson.

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The Bruins really have had Toronto’s number since Jim Montgomery took over behind the bench. Boston is 7-1-0 against the Maple Leafs over the last two seasons. The Bruins won their last two encounters versus the Leafs by a combined 8-2 score, but the first two tilts of the season both went to overtime.

The Bruins and Leafs last faced each other in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2019 with Boston taking a first-round series in seven games.

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