The NHL playoff picture is clear now as we get ready for the first round. The Boston Bruins will get underway on Wednesday at Ottawa to take on the Senators.

The reason Boston plays Ottawa in the first round is because Toronto lost their final game to the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2. Toronto will face the Washington Capitals.

With the Toronto loss the Bruins clinched the third seed in the playoffs. On cbslocal.com they remind us this will be the first time the Bruins and the Senators have met in the playoffs. The Bruins were swept by Ottawa this season 4 games to none.