Playoffs season is here for Boston as both the Celtics and Bruins get set for what fans are hoping will be deep runs for both squads, and — if things go right for Boston — at least one more championship parade in the near future.

But first, the B's and C's will have to go through some stacked playoff fields.

Here's what to look forward to for both squads.

Road ahead for the Bruins

For the Bruins, the path to the Stanley Cup final may be uphill this year.

They enter into postseason with a record of 47-20-15 and the second-best record in Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. They'll face off against a familiar foe in Game 1 Saturday at the TD Garden: the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Those two teams, who are both members of the NHL's Original Six, have a long, storied rivalry: The two sides have met 16 times in the postseason, with each beating the other eight times. This match-up would act as a series tiebreaker.

This year, Boston beat Toronto all four times the two squads met up.

Bruins captain Brad Marchand said he is excited about getting the playoffs going.

“You know, at the start of the season, that's what you want: You want an opportunity to play for a Cup,” he told reporters earlier this week. “Toronto's going to be an extremely tough match-up. Obviously, a ton of firepower and added some toughness at the deadline. Playing a much harder, tougher brand of hockey. So it's gonna be a great matchup. Should be fun and we're excited to get going.”

Most projections have the Bruins facing a tough road to another championship, especially with strong competition in the East.

Celtics gear up after strong season

The Celtics head into the postseason after one of the best regular seasons in the history of the organization.

Their 64-18 record is fourth best in franchise history — and the best record in the NBA this season.

In years in which the Celtics finished ahead of this year's teams in the regular season, they went on to win the NBA Finals two out of three times.

Statistically, this team has been absurdly dominant at times: Their total point differential — the gap between the points they've scored and points allowed — is 930, by far the best in the NBA this season.

That dominance has earned the Celtics the top-seed in the Eastern Conference, but we won't know who they'll play in the first-round until later tonight.

Earlier this week, the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat in the Play-In tournament to earn the seventh seed in the East. Now the Heat will have to play the Chicago Bulls, who beat the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, for the eighth and final seed in the conference.

Boston has swept both Chicago and Miami during the regular season. And here’s who probably won’t be on the court for Miami, who beat Boston last year in the Eastern Conference finals: Star player and Celtics poltergeist Jimmy Butler will likely be out for several weeks with a knee injury he suffered against Philly.

Looking ahead for Boston, there are some dangerous teams beyond what is expected to be a first-round victory.

The New York Knicks have the two-seed in the Eastern Conference and the Milwaukee Bucks have given Boston trouble throughout the season despite some internal struggles with the organization. And the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid being back after dealing with injury makes Philly a potential contender.

Then there's the major players out West: Oklahoma City, Denver and Minnesota, who have all been very strong this year.

Given all that, players like Payton Pritchard are keeping the focus on the task at hand.

“Everybody has one thing on their mind and that's to go for this championship,” Pritchard said after the team's regular season finale. “But we've got to take care of business, Round 1. And we're gonna do that.”