It’s been 10 days since the Bruins eliminated the Canadiens and for the most part, Diehard was thinking that Rangers or Pittsburgh would be invading the garden as the next opponent. But as usual, a funny thing happened on the way to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Carolina forged their way to the second round on the strength of great goaltending from Cam Ward and a lot of hard work and will in that seventh game in which they beat the best goalie ever with two quick goals in the last minute and a half to eliminate New Jersey.So this Eastern Conference Semifinal will not even remotely look like what we witnessed in the first round. The Road to the Cup will always get harder and harder as you move along. And we don’t know what this layoff of the Bruins will do to them. Will they be rusty? And if they are, how long before that rust wears off and will Carolina take full advantage of them. The answer to this and many more questions begin at 7:40pm Friday and it will be the first time Bruins fans can say hello to their first round winners!