I remember back in 2007, right after we got Comrie from phoenix, someone made a post about how they didn't want to play the pens in the first round, because of crosby and malkin, etc.
Someone else proceeded to say that, in order to be the best, we had to beat the best, and we did! (that year, anyway).
I think we have something pretty special going for us this season, especially with the turris trade (from phoenix, again!) rejuvenating this team, and I think if we get by boston, we might be able to go all the way.
Who knows? They have beaten Boston this year, and they have beaten the Rags. But that was the regular season.
Boston relies on pushing people around and Tim Thomas. They can't push us around as much as they can other teams, and Thomas, as good as he is, is fallible from time to time. If we beat Boston and face New York I think we might go the Conference Finals and lose to Pittsburgh. I think anyone who wants to go to the cup will have to go through Pitt to get there.
However, as much as I say "I am just happy we're in the playoffs" I'll have that play off knot in my stomach and I'll be hoping against hope we win every game.