Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
The Bruins will begin their title defense tonight. The last team to repeat as champion? The Red Wings in 1997-98.
The Bruins swept the Flyers in the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals, outscoring them 20-7.
The Bruins are 7-0-1 in their past eight games versus the Flyers, including the playoffs.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas set a season save percentage record last season (.938).
Jaromir Jagr will play in his first NHL game since May 4, 2008, when he was with the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. His last regular-season NHL game was April 6, 2008. He played the past three seasons for Avangard Omsk of the KHL.
This past offseason, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov signed a nine-year, $51 million contract with Flyers. Philly also traded captain Mike Richards to the Kings and Jeff Carter to the Blue Jackets.
Canadiens at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. ET
The last time we saw the Canadiens, they lost in overtime against the Bruins in Game 7 of the first round.
The Canadiens' 2.60 goals per game average was lowest by an Eastern Conference playoff team last season.
The Maple Leafs have missed the playoffs in every post-lockout season. They are one of only two teams (along with the Florida Panthers) to miss the playoffs each season since the lockout.
Penguins at Canucks, 10 p.m. ET
The Penguins have been without Sidney Crosby since his last game on Jan. 5, 2011, and had a 23-13-5 record without him in the lineup.
Evgeni Malkin returns after missing the final 29 games of last season with a knee injury; the Penguins went 15-10-4 without Malkin.
Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin led NHL in points last season (104) and was the league's only 100-point scorer.
Daniel and Henrik Sedin won point-scoring titles in each of the past two seasons.
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo went 21-7-4 with a 1.90 goals-against average at home last season.
The Penguins are playing their first game in Vancouver since Jan. 16, 2010.
A player from either the Penguins or Canucks has finished first or second in points in each of the past five seasons.