BOSTON -- When the 2012-13 regular season ended and the final standings paired the Boston Bruins against the Toronto Maple Leafs for a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series, the matchup made an impact on the Seguin family.
"I don't know if they were that happy," Bruins forward Tyler Seguin said of his family's reaction. "My sisters weren't the happiest. They've got to go to school and deal with it all, unlike me. But I don't think they care too much. They're excited that we're in the playoffs, first of all, and they're excited that we're playing them."
Center - BOS
GOALS: 16 | ASST: 16 | PTS: 32
SOG: 161 | +/-: 23
Seguin, from Brampton, Ontario, grew up rooting for the Maple Leafs. Now he'll try to make Toronto's first appearance in the playoffs since 2004 a short one. Game 1 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series is Wednesday at TD Garden (7 p.m. ET, CBC, RDS, CNBC).
If history is any guide, Seguin should play a huge role in his current team's attempt to beat his childhood rooting interest.
In 16 regular-season games against the Maple Leafs, Seguin has 10 goals and 16 points. That's the most points the 21-year-old has accumulated against any opponent in his three-season NHL career. He admitted after practice Tuesday that games against the Maple Leafs are "something extra special," and he's not the only one who feels that way.