On paper, Boston is the better team. But for every factor supporting a Bruins’ romp in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, writes Tarik El-Bashir in today’s column, there’s another that suggests the Capitals might be primed to pull off an upset.

But will they? Vote below.

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