It's a collision course both teams saw coming and did absolutely nothing to avoid.

"We knew that if we were going to get to this point, we were probably going to have to play them eventually," Penguins center Brandon Sutter said of the Boston Bruins.

"That's the way it worked out."

The Penguins and Bruins are the final teams standing in the Eastern Conference and will begin a best-of-seven playoff series this week that will send one to the Stanley Cup final against the Western Conference champion.

"I've always thought we would have to go through them at some point to get to where we want to go," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said of the Penguins..............

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