For two franchises that haven't faced each other in the postseason since 1973, there's remarkably a lot of history to digest. In four of the Bruins' six Stanley Cup Championship seasons, they've plowed through the Rangers ('29, '39, '70, '72) en route to the title.
Of the nine series these teams have had, the Bruins have been victorious in six (42 games played, 22 wins, 18 losses, and two ties).
So when the Bruins and Rangers hit the ice on Thursday, this will be the 10th time they've battled in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here's a look at what you need to know before the puck drops.