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Braden Holtby. Braden Holtby? Braden Holtby! The Capitals netminder did everything that he needed to pull of the first-round upset, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions home after a shocking, stunning overtime loss at the TD Garden. Washington prevailed in Game 7, as Joel Ward snuck one past Tim Thomas, sending the Caps through to the next round and making sure Holtby goes down in history as one of the young goalies who got hot at the right time to beat the Bruins. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is trying to make sense of it all in the aftermath of the...

New-look Capitals use defense to get to 2nd round

This hardly is the way Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were expected to succeed when this roster was being put together. Doesn't matter one bit, of course. After year upon year of underachieving in the postseason, the seventh-seeded Capitals finally are overachievers: They're headed to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after getting past the Boston...

‘Capitals goals shouldn't have counted’ - per Kerry Fraser

When I watched the Washington Capitals score the game winning goal I thought that the refs should review that goal. I thought there was some interference on Thomas by Mike Knuble. According to Veteran NHL Officials Kerry Frasier that goals shouldn't have counted. Last night in Boston reality struck when the series ended with a Game 7 overtime goal that was manufactured by...

GARTH: Drop Kicked

On a team loaded with uber-star game-changers like Ovechkin, Semin, Backstrom and Green, Braden Holtby and Joel Ward will will live on forever in Capitals lore as the tomen who applid the kill shot to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their first round match-up. Winning on the road in a hotile barn Boston makes the feat all th more impressive. thnks,

Alex Ovechkin Admits He Gets 'Angry' When His Ice Time Is Limited, But Says He Must 'Eat It'

ARLINGTON, Va. -- So it turns out Alex Ovechkin is not thrilled with playing less in the playoffs. Less than a week after saying it "doesn't matter" that he's been on the bench for long stretches of the Washington Capitals' first-round series against the Boston Bruins, the two-time NHL MVP changed his tune a bit Tuesday, acknowledging he gets upset when he&...

Bruins Issue Statement Regarding 'Classless' Racist Comments Directed at Washington's Joel Ward

The Bruins released a statement on Thursday afternoon denouncing the behavior of some "fans" who made racist comments about Washington's Joel Ward following his game-winning goal in Game 7. Ward was the victim of racial taunts and slurs on Twitter shortly after his goal in overtime helped the Capitals eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Bruins' statement...

When Twitter Gets Racist: How Should We Deal With The Attack On Joel Ward?

Last night, the 7-seed Washington Capitals defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions and 2-seed Boston Bruins to advance in the NHL Playoffs, and plenty of Boston fans were none too pleased. Sadly, instead of simply enjoying a great upset in an exciting series, most of us are enjoying a huge buffet of WTF today. After Caps RW Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal, Bruins fans...

Washington’s Joel Ward scores Game 7 OT Winner vs. Bruins

The Washington Capitals will be moving on to the second round of the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs, thanks to Joel Ward’s overtime game winner versus the defending Cup champion Boston Bruins. Check it out:

Racial slurs directed at Capitals' hero through Twitter

Soon after Joel Ward's Washington Capitals teammates swarmed him after his game-winning goal in overtime of Game 7 against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, a number of people unleashed racial comments about Ward on Twitter. Ward, one of the few black players in the NHL, was called the N-word in a number of posts. According to CNN, Chirpstory, a site that can aggregate other...

Washington Capitals 2, Boston Bruins 1 (OT)

BOSTON – Once again, there will be no repeat winner of the Stanley Cup. The seventh-seeded Washington Capitals, getting a goal from Joel Ward 2:57 into overtime, knocked the defending-champion Bruins from the playoffs with a 2-1 Game 7 victory Wednesday night. The Red Wings are the last team to repeat, doing it in 1998. Ex-Bruin Mike Knuble picked off a slap into the Washington...

Racist Insults Directed at Joel Ward Reveal Issue to Be Addressed in Society, Not Just Among Bruins Fans

This is a column that should not have to be written. It shouldn't be necessary because we should have moved beyond the virulent racism that has disgraced this nation for so much of its history. But that's not reality. We can delude ourselves that we've moved on from our racist past, ease our guilt with false platitudes like, "how can racism still be an issue when...

DMV: Caps Leave Boston Bruined

Caps beat Boston in Game 7 on an OT goal from Joel Ward. [Japers' Rink] The racist tweets directed at Ward afterward are disgusting. [Caps Outsider] John Walton’s radio call of Ward’s game-winner is brilliant. [Puck Daddy] GIFtastic: Braden Holtby punks Boston’s Rich Peverly so bad. [RMNB] Dale Hunter, the Eliminator, was the right man for Game 7. [Mike Wise] Love this...

Bruins Fan Flicks off the Capitals

The Washington Capitals just defeated the Boston Bruins in overtime of Game 7 in Boston. I don’t believe this Bruins fan approved of the goal as he decided to give the Capitals players the single finger salute. You stay classy Boston.

Playoff Pregame #7: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins

#7 Washington Capitals at #2 Boston BruinsSeries Tied 3-3 Location: TD Garden Time: 7:30 PM TV: Local Coverage: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (HD) (Game on!), National Coverage: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule: Game 1: Apr 12, 2012, WSH@BOS, 0-1 L (OT) Game 2: Apr 14, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W (2 OT) Game 3: Apr 16, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3-4 L Game 4...

Peverley's Saber Attack

You would think that the defending Stanley Cup champions wouldn't allow a third-string, rookie goalie on a team that has a history of collapsing in the playoffs shut them down, but Caps goalie Braden Holtby did exactly that--neutralizing Boston's offense all series. And when the B's couldn't get the puck in the net, they tried to get in Holtby's head...
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