Posted April 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Tyler Seguin scored at 3:17 of overtime, Tim Thomas made 36 saves, and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday to tie the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at three games apiece. The defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins never trailed, but needed a stolen pass and a deft bit of skating to finally get the decisive goal and avoid being eliminated by the seventh-seeded Capitals. Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston. In overtime, David Krejci intercepted a pass by Nicklas Backstrom and sent the puck to Milan Lucic, who passed ahead to Seguin. Seguin, who entered the game without a point in the series, veered slightly to his right to draw goaltender Braden Holtby from the net, then lifted a shot past the rookie to win it. All six games in the series have been decided by one goal.

Tyler Seguin Makes First Goal of Playoffs Count for Bruins

Last year, Tyler Seguin wasted no time making an impact in the postseason once he got his chance to play. After sitting out the first two rounds, he debuted in the conference final against Tampa Bay and scored six points in his first two games. Seguin has been in the lineup from the start of this postseason, but there was no immediate impact this time around. Despite coming off a...

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...

Seguin forces game 7 with overtime winner

When the Bruins selected Tyler Seguin number 2 overall in the 2010 entry draft, you knew that he had the talent and pedigree to be something very special in the NHL. He sort of struggled through his rookie season as he tried to adjust his game to the speed of the NHL game. He took [...]

Tyler Seguin Calls Game-Winner 'One of the Biggest Goals I've Gotten' (Video)

Tyler Seguin played savior in the Bruins' 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals on Sunday. Seguin skated past the defense and dumped a shot behind Washington goalie Braden Holtby to win the game in the extra session. The goal was Seguin's first of the series. He talks about the Bruins finally breaking through and how he and the rest of the team are feeling after the win.

Tim Thomas Using Choice Words to Motivate Struggling Offensive Lines (Video)

Tim Thomas has been stellar in net throughout the first four games of the Bruins opening-round series with the Washington Capitals. The Bruins top-two lines, not so much. After another stagnant offensive outing on thursday night in Washington, the Bruins netminder used his words to try and add some fuel to the fire for his teammates. The Bruins have scored two goals or fewer in three...

Score one for the old guys

Tim Thomas ventured through what sounded like a funeral procession after the Washington Capitals forced the extra frame. "It's terrible timing, but sometimes stuff like that happens," the Boston Bruins goaltender said of Alex Ovechkin's game-tying goal late in regulation. "They were apologizing to me before the overtime and I'm saying, `No, I need to try...

Capitals Get to Tim Thomas for Two Third-Period Goals, Bruins Now Need Goaltender at His Best With Season on Line

BOSTON – The Bruins are used to having Tim Thomas stand on his head in the playoffs, particularly late in games when it matters most. That’s why it might have been a little surprising to see the script flipped on Saturday afternoon when Thomas allowed two third-period goals in a 4-3 loss to the Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal. The reigning Vezina and...

Bruins Have Plenty of Game 7 Experience

                Tyler Seguin’s OT winner in game six has forced game seven in Boston on Wednesday night. The Bruins have not played their best this series against Washington, but still have a chance to pull out the series win.  There is no way this series should have gone to seven games, but because of the Bruins lack of scoring and Tim Thomas’ inconsistent play, it...

Tyler Seguin Not Surprised by Claude Julien Shuffling Lines With Bruins Offense Struggling (Video)

The Bruins' offense has struggled throughout Boston's series with Washington. As a result, head coach Claude Julien has shaken things up a bit. Julien switched his lines around for Game 5 at TD Garden, hoping that a change will give the B's the spark they need. Among the moving parts is Tyler Seguin, who moved to a line alongside Chris Kelly and Benoit Pouliot. Seguin...

Bruins tip Capitals in OT, force Game 7

Tyler Seguin scored the game-winning goal at 3:17 in overtime as the visiting Boston Bruins evened their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at three games apiece with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals. After Nicklas Backstrom turned the puck over in the neutral zone, Seguin accepted a feed from Milan Lucic and outwaited Braden Holtby before wristing the puck into the...

Bruins vs. Caps: It's A Matter Of Survival

When Tyler Seguin made a move around Braden Holtby in overtime on Sunday night and buried the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Bruins' first round playoff series with the Capitals, I wanted to react like I usually do when something great happens in the world of Boston sports. It would have been nice to run around my brother's apartment - the venue I chose for Sunday...

Andrew Ference Slings in Rebound Against Capitals (Video)

A full team effort by Boston put the visiting Bruins ahead late in the third period of Game 6 against the Capitals on Sunday. Tyler Seguin cut off a Washington pass and raced up the ice, taking a shot from the right side. His shot was stopped, and a couple of trailing Bruins missed the rebound. But Andrew Ference got to the puck at just the right time and fired in a goal to put the B's ahead.

Vote: What Do the Bruins Have to Do to Win Game 7 Against Capitals?

The opening-round series between the Bruins and the Capitals has had a little bit of everything. It started with a few defensive struggles, with just a goal or two being scored in the first two games. It continued with suspense, as the next few contests were still decided by just a goal -- albeit one goal out of many, as both the Capitals and Bruins started scoring. On Sunday night...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.