Posted April 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chris Kelly scored on a long slapshot 1:18 into overtime and the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 Thursday night in the opener of their first-round playoff series. Braden Holtby made 29 saves for the Capitals. Tim Thomas stopped all 17 shots he faced for Boston. The game was physical and scoreless until Thomas turned back a Washington attack early in the extra period. Brian Rolston dropped it for Benoit Pouliot to clear the zone and he pushed it up to Kelly, who slapped it over Holtby's glove for the game-winner.

Chris Kelly's Scores Overtime Winner, Gives Bruins 1-0 Series Lead Over Capitals (Video)

Through 60 minutes, neither the Bruins or the Capitals were able to put the puck on net. But a mere 78 seconds into sudden-death overtime and Chris Kelly pushed the Bruins to a 1-0 series lead. Kelly's breakaway was jumpstarted by a fantastic foot save by Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, who deflected the puck off his skate and out near the blue line. Benoit Pouliot got a handle on...

Bruins Fans Bring Down The Glass… On Bruin Player

After Chris Kelly scored the game winner in overtime for the first round matchup between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals, the celebration between the Bruins got taken to the next level.  The fans pounded on the glass so hard that a panel came loose and landed on David Krejci.  Yikes. Click here to view the embedded video. via Deadspin Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Video- Chris Kelly Blast Put Bruins Up 1-0 On Capitals

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Another Tim Thomas Supernatural Performance Gets Bruins Off on Good Foot Against Capitals

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With the Bruins, it always starts with defense. Chris Kelly's overtime winner in Thursday's 1-0 Game 1 win over the Capitals was no different. Greg Zanon slowed up Marcus Johansson on a 1-on-1, Tim Thomas made the pad save on the shot, and then Joe Corvo started the breakout with a quick chip up the boards. From there, Brian Rolston moved it quickly to Benoit Pouliot, who...

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Last year, the Bruins' postseason opened in familiar territory with a matchup against the hated Habs. It ended in a strange and wonderful new place, though, with the Bruins sitting atop duck boats as huge crowds lined the streets to cheer on the club, and that big shiny Cup they hadn't held in 39 years. This season the playoffs begin a little differently. Boston opens as...

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At one end of the ice, playoff MVP Tim Thomas will be in goal for the defending champion Boston Bruins. At the other end, Braden Holtby will make his NHL playoff debut in the Washington Capitals' net. That should give Boston a big advantage in Thursday night's playoff opener. It also could be a trap if the Bruins are overconfident. ''Timmy's a great goalie...

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Chat Live With Jack Edwards on Before Bruins Game at 1 p.m. on Saturday Afternoon

The Bruins snuck out of the TD Garden on Thursday night with a 1-0 win over the Capitals in overtime. While it's important to get that ever-important first win of the series, the B's struggled to figure out young netminder Braden Holtby -- that is, until Chris Kelly beat him with a slapper just a couple minutes into extra time. Do you have any questions for Jack Edwards?...

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