The Canadiens won't have much time to savour their season-ending win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

They have a day off Sunday but they'll be back on the ice Monday morning to begin preparing for their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins. While the official schedule is due to be announced late Sunday, the Canadiens will play in Boston Thursday and Saturday with Game 3 scheduled for the Bell Centre on Sunday.

"It's going to a good series," said Carey Price, who stopped 27 shots in the 4-1 win over the Leafs Saturday night. "Obviously, there's a history between us and it's probably going to be pretty good watching."

There's history and then there's history. This will be the 33rd time these teams have met in the postseason and the Canadiens have a 24-8 edge. As for the more recent history, the Canadiens held a 4-2 edge in a season series that was marked by fierce competition, controversy and a 7-0 blowout win for the Bruins in their last meeting March 24th in Boston.

But Brian Gionta, who scored two goals in the win over the Leafs, said you can forget about what happened in the regular season.

"It's not going to be any more intense than any other playoff series," said Gionta. "In the playoffs, everything gets real intense. The regular season gets thrown out. We'll spend the next few days looking at the matchups and getting ready."

Gionta, who has three goals in the last two games to lead the Canadiens with 29, said there is work to be done between now and Thursday.

"(Saturday night) was a little better than the Senators game but there's still some things we have to clean up, some turnovers," he said. "You want to get things cleaned up for the playoffs but our line has done a good job of creating chances and if you're creating those, it's just a matter of time before they start going in."

The win was No. 600 in the regular season for coach Jacques Martin, prompting Gionta to say: "It's a great accomplishment. It shows you're doing something right and it was nice he could get it on the last game of the season."

But Martin took the postgame congratulations in stride, saying: "The important thing was to play a good game to get ready for the playoffs.