Posted April 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
Braden Holtby isn't the only eyebrow-raiser for the Washington Capitals so far in the playoffs. Get a load of this statement made by Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien: ''They play a patient game.'' Patient? The Capitals? When's the last time anyone said that? Yes, there is a high-scoring team getting frustrated by tight checking in the Bruins-Capitals first-round series, but the role that has been played by Washington in recent postseasons now belongs to Boston. The defending Stanley Cup champions were second in goals-per-game with 3.17 in the regular season, but it's taken two games with three overtimes for both teams combined to surpass that total. After hosting a 1-0 single-overtime win in Game 1 and a 2-1 double-overtime loss in Game 2, the Bruins travel to the nation's capital for Game 3 on Monday night and Game 4 on Thursday night. They spent Sunday's off-day comparing the Capitals to - of all teams - the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are noto...

Braden Holtby's Budding Confidence Key to Capitals Taking 1-1 Series Back to Washington

Three weeks ago, Braden Holtby was a talented young goalie stuck manning the pipes for the Hershey Bears in the AHL. A few weeks and a couple of injuries later, Holtby's young career in net is beginning to look much brighter. The 22-year-old wasn't highly rated coming out of high school in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, which would explain his dropping all the way to the fourth...

Holtby stepping up for Capitals

Goaltender Braden Holtby -- the Capitals' third option between the pipes -- has stepped up in a big way for the Washington Capitals thus far this postseason.When Florida Panthers forward Marco Sturm fell on Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth as Neuvirth was in the butterfly position Apr. 5, every Capitals fan in the world held their collective breath. Neuvirth appeared...

Should Bruins Fans Be Concerned About Boston's Chances?

      After a double overtime loss to the Capitals yesterday, should Bruins fans be concerned? If the Bruins want to win this series, then their top lines have to start producing. Over the past two games, the third and fourth lines have been producing most of the shots on goal and all of the scoring. Some could blame the Bruins scoring slump to the Cap's goaltender Braden...

Bruins Game 2 Running Recap

This will be a running live game recap/preview for today’s game updated between periods. After Braden Holtby’s circus act on Thursday, let’s hope the Bruins get a few more quality shots on the young (also immature) net minder this game.  You can check out the recap of game 1 here.  I have some unique insight [...]

Bruins Searching for Answers, and a Few Goals, Against Surprisingly Stingy Capitals Defense

BOSTON -- The Bruins finished the regular season tied for second in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.17 goals a game. Through the first two games of their opening-round series against Washington, though, the Bruins have managed just two goals despite both games going into overtime, including a double-overtime marathon Saturday at the Garden when the Capitals prevailed 2-1 to even...

Bruins-Capitals Preview

Braden Holtby isn't the only eyebrow-raiser for the Washington Capitals so far in the playoffs. Get a load of this statement made by Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien: ''They play a patient game.'' Patient? The Capitals? When's the last time anyone said that? Yes, there is a high-scoring team getting frustrated by tight checking in the Bruins-Capitals first...

Rich Peverley Lifts Puck Past Braden Holtby, Bruins to Win in Game 3 (Video)

Rich Peverley helped spark the Bruins onto a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night. The game was chocked full of excitement with plenty of scoring, eye-popping saves and tons of brawling. But while both sides traded goals, up until the end of the third period, Peverley showed off some flashiness with his stick. The 29-year-old forward lifted a sweet shot from just...

The Hockey Hangover: April 15

Last Night's Results:Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (2OT)San Jose 0, St. Louis 3Senators 3, Rangers 2 (OT)Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 (OT)Quick Stats:Braden Holtby, WSH (43 Saves, .977 SV%)Chris Neil, OTT (1 goal, 1 assist)Bryan Bickell, (2 goals, 2 assists)Highlight of the night:The Chicago Blackhawks forced overtime for the second game in a row when they scored another late goal.

Join Bruins Reporter Douglas Flynn for Twitter Q&A on Monday at 3 p.m.

The Bruins and Capitals head into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series deadlocked at a game apiece, with each game requiring more than 60 minutes to settle. The Caps probably don't mind splitting the first two games with the defending Stanley Cup champions, but you can be sure the B's wish they were able to take advantage of starting off the series at home...

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?...

Changes Needed After Capitals Take Home Ice in Double Overtime Win Over Bruins (Video)

The Bruins and Capitals are tied 1-1 in their opening playoff series, with Washington wresting control of home ice from the B’s in Boston on Saturday. Andy Brickley and Jack Edwards spent the first few moments after the 2-1 double overtime loss breaking down what happened to give the Caps the edge. Brickley and Edwards also pointed out some areas where the Bruins can improve -...

Boston Bruins 2012 Playoffs: A Game of Inches Remix Video

A.B. Is there anything better than an Al Pacino Any Given Sunday Boston Bruins remix? Now just imagine Claude Julien using a speech like this in the locker room. Sure it would sound a little French Canadien-ish, but how bad ass would that be? If this doesn’t get you excited for Boston Bruins playoff hockey, check for a pulse. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName...

Bruins Focus on Getting Offense Going as Series Moves to Washington (Video)

Shoring up the offense was the main concern for the Bruins after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Washington in double overtime. Patrice Bergeron, Benoit Pouliot and coach Claude Julien all had ideas about how Boston could mount a better attack on Capitals goalkeeper Braden Holtby.
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