Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Troy Brouwer scored the go-ahead goal with 1:27 remaining in the third period to lift visiting Washington to a 3-2 series lead over second-seeded Boston in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with a 4-3 victory Saturday.Braden Holtby made 34 saves to earn his third career playoff victory for the Capitals, who host Game 6 on Sunday.After Benoit Pouliot took a controversial slashing penalty late in the final session, Brouwer closed in and fired over the shoulder of Tim Thomas for his second goal of the series.Defenseman Johnny Boychuk blasted a one-timer past Holtby on the power play at 8:47 of the third period to knot the contest at 3-3. The goal was Boston’s first with the man advantage in the series.Former Bruin Mike Knuble capitalized on a fortuitous rebound by Thomas at 3:21 of the final frame to give Washington a 3-2 edge.After a scoreless first period, play opened up in the second when the Capitals jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Alexander Semin’s third goal of the series an...
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