Posted April 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals played seven one-goal games in their first-round playoff series. That's an NHL record. No postseason series had ever had even six one-goal games before. Wednesday night's finale also was the fourth overtime game in the series. Washington took the lead in the first period when Matt Hendricks tipped John Carlson's shot past Tim Thomas. The Bruins tied it in the second when Tyler Seguin dove under two defenders to sweep a loose puck from the crease into the net. The third period was scoreless, with the Capitals killing a penalty in the final 3 minutes.

Caps eliminate Bruins in OT of Game 7

Joel Ward slammed home a rebound at 2:57 of overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, sending the Capitals to the second round of the playoffs and ending the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins' hopes of a repeat. Rookie Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Washington in Game 7 - the seventh one-goal game of the series. Matt Hendricks scored the...

Here's the awesome radio call of Joel Ward's Game 7 winner for the Capitals

One of those few occasions you wouldn't hardly trade anything in sports for is a Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 going into overtime with the great Doc Emrick on the call.  Luckily, we had that last night as the Capitals and Bruins played a thrilling Game 7 to end their 1st Round series.  Washington forward Joel Ward scored the game winner in the overtime period to send the Capitals...

Chimera says that Marchand a diver.

The Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera and others from the Capitals and their media has called Boston Bruins forward Brad "the Little Ball of Hate" Marchand a diver. “No matter how much Marchand’s diving and stuff like that, is embellishing a bit, but you can’t do stuff like that because it’s going to be called.” [Capitals Insider] The Little ball...

Patrice Bergeron, Bruins Try to Stomach Tough Defeat to Capitals (Video)

Patrice Bergeron left it all on the ice Wednesday night, playing through injury as the Bruins lost in overtime yet again, this time to end the series and the playoffs. The Boston forward talks about what the Capitals did to get the edge and where the loss leaves the Bruins.

Moments after Joel Ward’s series winning goal, Twitter erupts with racist tweet

We touched on this briefly on our Twitter feed last night, but more needs to be said.Moments after Joel Ward’s goal that sent the Capitals to round two and eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, a barrage of racist tweets hit the web.Chirpstory gathered them all in one place to make it easy to see just how disgusting folks can be. We’re sure this isn’t...

Bruins, Capitals Trying to Keep Game 7 Routine as Normal as Possible Despite Stakes Involved

BOSTON –- With their seventh Game 7 in the last five years, this kind of climactic showdown has become almost commonplace for the Bruins. Maybe that helps explain why the Bruins are doing their best to make the hours leading up to Wednesday's Game 7 with Washington as similar to every other game day as possible. "Everything's the same," Bruins defenseman Greg...

Tyler Seguin Screams 'Come and See How Good I Look' After Game-Winning Goal (Caption Contest)

Tyler Seguin waited until Game 6 to pop his first tally of the postseason but Bruins fans aren't upset -- they just want to see him do it again (and again) on Wednesday night. Check out Monday's #NESNcaption Caption Contest winners below. Brian Christopher McKenna Dreamboat McGillicutty strikes again Matt Magnus Wilson HEY EVERYONE! COME AND SEE HOW GOOD I LOOK! Andy Pion...

Capitals Play-By-Play Man Goes Nuts, Overtime Goal Call Includes 'The King Is Dead' and Caps 'Are Still Dancing!' (Video)

Bruins fans aren't the happiest campers in the hockey world this morning, and Capitals play-by-play man John Walton's game-winning goal call won't cheer up their spirits whatsoever. Walton's call and reaction to Joel Ward's overtime winner on Wednesday night may very well haunt B's fans dreams until next spring, as heard below. Yahoo's Puck Daddy nails...

NHL Playoff Observations -- Wednesday

Do not be surprised if the Bruins send Tim Thomas packing this summer. He was solid enough, but was out-goaltended by a rookie. And he's probably out of favor in the room after tossing his teammates under the bus earlier in the series.  It couldn't have happened to a better guy. Joel Ward sniped the winner after taking the hard road to the NHL -- he spent...

Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis Claims 'Zero Tolerance' for Racist Tweets, Supports Joel Ward

There's no place for racism in sports. And Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis took to the internet to express that very sentiment on Thursday morning. After Capitals forward Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal in overtime to propel Washington into the second round of the playoffs, a series of racist tweets regarding Ward surfaced from fans watching Wednesday night's...

Stephen Walkom, Referee in Game 7 of Eastern Conference and Stanley Cup Finals, Officiating Wednesday's Game 7

There will be a familiar face donning the stripes for Game 7 between the Bruins and Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. The league has assigned Stephen Walkom -- along with Eric Furlatt -- as the on-ice referees for the deciding game of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Bruins fans may recall that Walkom was one of the referees for both Game 7 of last year...

Bruins Eliminated From the Playoffs During Overtime

      It was a sad night for the Bruins yesterday when Cam Ward of the Washington Capitals scored in overtime to allow Washington to win this round one playoff series against the Boston Bruins. This series was so close that it broke an NHL record. Never have all seven games been decided by one goal. The last goal of the 2011-2012 season for the Bruins was from Tyler Seguin last...
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