Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 11/16/14

As the Washington Capitals and the Northeast Division Champion Boston Bruins are gearing up to face each other in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals this Thursday (April 12th), let's take a look back at the regular season series between the two teams. 

Washington Capitals Record vs. Boston Bruins: 3-1

 vs.
#2                                        #7
49-29-4, 102 points          42-32-8, 92 points

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The Games

January 24 in Washington5-3 Win
Goalies:  Tomas Vokoun vs. Tuukka Rask
Caps PP:  0/1, Caps PK:  1/2
Shots For: 23, Shots Against: 32
Game-Winning Goal:  Mathieu Perreault
Notes:  For the Caps, Mathieu Perreault recorded his first career hat trick, Roman Hamrlik had 2 assists, and Dennis Wideman scored an empty-net goal.  Patrice Bergeron and Dennis Seidenberg each had 2 assists for Boston.  Caps winger Jason Chimera and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid were given coincidental roughing minors in the second period. Zdeno Chara also received a roughing penalty on the same play to give the Caps their only power play of the game. 

February 5 in Washington1-4 Loss
Goalies:  Tomas Vokoun vs. Tim Thomas
Caps PP:  0/1, Caps PK:  3/3
Shots For: 36, Shots Against: 30
Game-Winning Goal:  Brad Marchand
Notes:  Marcus Johansson had the Capitals' lone goal.  For Boston, Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, Rich Peverley had an empty-net goal and an assist, and Patrice Bergeron had 2 assists.  Capitals forward Matt Hendricks fought Adam McQuaid.  Jason Chimera had a goalie interference penalty.

March 10 in Boston4-3 Win
Goalies: Tomas Vokoun vs. Tim Thomas
Caps PP:  1/3, Caps PK:  2/2
Shots For: 30, Shots Against: 33
Game-Winning Goal: Brooks Laich
Notes:  For the Capitals, Alexander Semin had a goal and an assist and Dmitry Orlov had 2 assists.  For the Bruins, Milan Lucic had a goal and a roughing penalty in a dust-up with Karl Alzner. 

March 29 in Boston: 3-2 Shootout Win
Goalies: Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth vs. Tim Thomas
Caps PP:  0/1, Caps PK:  1/1
Shots For: 23, Shots Against: 28
Game-Deciding Shootout Goal:  Brooks Laich
Notes:  In the first period, Jason Chimera was ejected for charging and injuring Adam McQuaid.  In the third period, the Caps went up 2-0 with Marcus Johansson scoring a goal and an assist and Alex Ovechkin posting 2 assists.  The Caps blew the lead when David Krejci put up a goal and an assist in the last 3:10 of the game. 

Team Stats  Washington  Boston Goals For 12 3.0 per game 12 3.0 per game Goals Against 12 3.0 per game 12 3.0 per game Even Strength Goals For 11 2.75 per game 11 2.75 per game Even Strength Goals Against 11 2.75 per game 11 2.75 per game Shots For 112 28 per game 123 30.75 per game Shots Against 123 30.75 per game 112 28 per game Powerplay 1/6 16.7% 1/8 12.5% Penalty Kill 7/8 87.5% 5/6 83.3%

The Goalies

Boston GP W L OT TOI GAA Sv% GA Sv SA Tim Thomas 3 1  1 1 183:40 2.29 .921 7 82 89 Tuukka Rask 1 0 1 0 58:51 4.08 .818 4 18 22
Washington GP W L OT TOI GAA Sv% GA Sv SA Tomas Vokoun 4 2  1 0 197:37 2.73 .911 9 92 101 Michal Neuvirth 1 1  0 0 48:35 2.58 .905 2 19 21

The Leading Scorers

WashingtonGPGAPTS+/-   BostonGPGAPTS+/- Mathieu Perreault 4 3 1 4 +4 Brad Marchand
4 3 2 5 +2 Marcus Johansson
4 2 2 4 +3 Patrice Bergeron 4 0 5 5 +5 Dennis Wideman
4 2 1 3 -1 Milan Lucic
4 2 1 3 +1 Alexander Semin
4 1 2 3 +2 Rich Peverley
3 2 1 3 +2 Alex Ovechkin
3 0 3 3 -1 Tyler Seguin
4 2 0 3 E Jay Beagle
3 1 1 2 -1 David Krejci
4 1 1 2 -3
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