Found April 14, 2012 on
Rock the Red:
In a game the Capitals had to have to stay in the series, their best players came through in the clutch. Alex Ovechkin was more than just a physical presence on the ice, setting up the Capitals' first goal and threatening Bruins goalie Tim Thomas all night. When it really mattered, the Capitals' #1 center coolly put the game away with a wrist shot past last season's playoff MVP. Nicklas Backstrom had been paying the price all night in front of Thomas, and it was only fitting that he be the one to keep the Capitals' hopes alive.
The Capitals were more threatening right from the start of the game. Just over a minute into the game, Alexander Ovechkin broke loose into the Boston zone on a breakout pass from Brooks Laich. As he cut to the goal, hulking Bruins defender Zdeno Chara held him, drawing a powerplay for the Capitals. That play marked the first time Ovechkin got free at even strength in the series and was a harbinger of things to come. On the ensuing pow...
BEST OF MAXIM
Boston Bruins goalie/White House trip skipper Tim Thomas will lead the Bruins into Washington D.C. tonight to face the Capitals for game 3 of their playoff series. And since this trip to D.C. is one that Thomas won’t be able to skip, Capitals blog Russian Machine Never Breaks invites Capitals fans to greet Thomas with cutout masks of President Obama. Here is the rallying cry:You...
Tim Thomas picked up right where he left off on Thursday night against the Capitals. The Bruins netminder followed up a legendary run to the Stanley Cup last season with another sparkling performance to open this season's run against Washington. Thomas pitched yet another shutout, showing that he may be ready for another sensational two months of goaltending. If that's the...
All Bruins fans should follow these fans' lead for Game 3 against the Washington Capitals. People from all over the globe sent their pictures to NESN.com to show their passion and love for the B's. One fan took his pride for the Bruins to the max by dressing up as Tim Thomas, including a sweet mustache. Others carried their babies to the first playoff game on Wednesday, and...
Tim Thomas made 54 saves on 56 attempts through two games in the Bruins opening-round series with the Washington Capitals. Pretty impressive. Thomas' stellar performance has helped the B's draw to a 1-1 tie in the seven-game series, as the two teams head back to Washington. The outrageous effort and Thomas' miniscule 0.83 GAA thus far have helped Boston build momentum...
If you've been following the Bruins-Capitals series so far, it should be pretty obvious that not much has separated these two teams. So after one overtime in Game 1, then two overtimes in Game 2, you can see pretty easily where this might be headed. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is fired up for the B's to venture into enemy territory this time out, but also excited to see...
NESN.com's Ben Barker headed to TD Garden to find out how nervous fans are about the B's playoff chances against Washington. It seems that B's fans are fairly confident about the first-round matchup.
Alex Ovechkin has a tendency to get a little chippy, even if he never drops the gloves. He might have taken things a bit too far on Saturday, though. Ovechkin and Dennis Seidenberg have really been going at it through two games of the Bruins-Capitals playoff series, exchanging big hits that have had the TD Garden crowd in a frenzy. When things go as such, you just get the sense that...
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg delivered a huge hit on Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin during last night's NHL first round playoff game in Boston, but Seidenberg himself may have taken the worst of it.
It happened in the second period when Seidenberg came across the center line and found himself in perfect position to deliver the hit on Ovechkin coming...
Hopes Hinge on Backstrom
The focal point of any and all analyses pertaining to the Capitals ability to succeed in the playoffs is usually captain Alex Ovechkin. The face of the team has been a force over the past seven seasons and has been perpetually pulling people to the edge of their seats, be it through his play or, in recent times, his inability to find that next gear in...
You had to know this was coming. Washington Capitals fans will welcome the Bruins to the Verizon Center for Game 3 on Monday night, and they'll have an especially warm welcome for goalie Tim Thomas. If a few Capitals blogs have their way, Caps fans will be waiting for the reigning winner Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies with Barack Obama masks. The Washington Posts points out...
When the Bruins and Capitals drop the puck on Monday night in Washington, the Capitals will have a subtle advantage thanks to playing at home. Coach Dale Hunter will have second change, which should allow him to gain favorable matchups, particularly when it comes to getting Alex Ovechkin on the ice when Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg aren't out there In Boston, Chara and Seidenberg...
Another thriller at TD Garden. No one on the Days of Y'Orr staff has clean pants and it has only been two games. The DOY office reeks of piss and whiskey. Terrible.These two teams have played two games. In those two games they have played roughly 8 periods of hockey. They have scored a combined 4 goals. FOUR?!?!The hockey nerds in us love the goalie duels and defensive battles...
Two teams that took very different paths to the postseason now face each other in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The Boston Bruins, who coasted into the playoffs after locking up the Northeastern Division in March, look to defend their Stanley Cup title against the ever enigmatic Washington Capitals, who almost didn’t make the playoff several after firing their coach and...