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BOSTON – The buildup for the series was centered around the expected showdown between Zdeno Chara and Alex Ovechkin, but it was Chara’s defense partner Dennis Seidenberg who left the biggest impression on the Capitals star in the opening game of the Bruins' first-round series. Actually, they left some pretty good marks on each other in an entertaining but punishing night-long battle. Seidenberg, playing on the right side of Boston’s top defense pairing, and Ovechkin, the left wing on Washington's first line, seemed to have almost a magnetic attraction drawing them together throughout Thursday's contest, which the Bruins finally took...

Ovechkin, Seidenberg have epic collision

Alex Ovechkin and Dennis Seidenberg see each other coming, watch the end result…

Dennis Seidenberg decks Alex Ovechkin, but takes the worst of the hit (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg delivered a huge hit on Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin during last night's NHL first round playoff game in Boston, but Seidenberg himself may have taken the worst of it. It happened in the second period when Seidenberg came across the center line and found himself in perfect position to deliver the hit on Ovechkin coming...

Boston Fans Believe Bruins Will Cruise to Victory Against Alex Ovechkin, Capitals (Video)'s Ben Barker headed to TD Garden to find out how nervous fans are about the B's playoff chances against Washington. It seems that B's fans are fairly confident about the first-round matchup.

Dennis Seidenberg Says 'We All Know What to Do' to Take Down Capitals (Video)

Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg didn't anticipate many strategy changes after the Bruins lost to Washington, 2-1, in double overtime on Saturday. "We all know what to do," he said, going over what the defense aims to make happen during each game. See what he had to say about the B's loss and what the defensemen are looking to do against the Caps.

Dennis Seidenberg First Dreamed of Raising Cup at Wimbledon, But Hoisting Stanley Proved Even Better

BOSTON -- Dennis Seidenberg lived out the dream of every hockey player when he hoisted the Stanley Cup last spring, but the Bruins defenseman actually grew up in Germany dreaming of raising a different silver cup. The cup awarded the men's champion at Wimbledon was the trophy Seidenberg once had his sights set on as an aspiring tennis player. "I definitely thought about...

Tim Thomas Gives Bruins Advantage Over Alex Ovechkin, Capitals in First Round

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...

Steven Hindle: Caps vs Bruins: The Truth

Hopes Hinge on Backstrom The focal point of any and all analyses pertaining to the Capitals ability to succeed in the playoffs is usually captain Alex Ovechkin. The face of the team has been a force over the past seven seasons and has been perpetually pulling people to the edge of their seats, be it through his play or, in recent times, his inability to find that next gear in...

Bruins Mailbag: Zdeno Chara, Bruins Defense Will Play Key Role In Series Against Capitals

The playoffs have finally arrived, but not even the Stanley Cup playoffs can stop the mail delivery. With the real season now getting under way with the Bruins opening their title defense against the Capitals, there are plenty of questions surrounding the club’s quest to be the first team to repeat since Detroit in 1998, and I've tried to address as many as possible in the...

Playoff Preview: Boston Bruins (2) vs. Washington Capitals (7)

Two teams that took very different paths to the postseason now face each other in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. The Boston Bruins, who coasted into the playoffs after locking up the Northeastern Division in March, look to defend their Stanley Cup title against the ever enigmatic Washington Capitals, who almost didn’t make the playoff several after firing their coach and...

Beantown Split: Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (2OT)

In a game the Capitals had to have to stay in the series, their best players came through in the clutch.  Alex Ovechkin was more than just a physical presence on the ice, setting up the Capitals' first goal and threatening Bruins goalie Tim Thomas all night.  When it really mattered, the Capitals' #1 center coolly put the game away with a wrist shot past last season'...

Questions For Today’s Games

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, Washington/Boston (Bruins lead 1-0): Who is going to free Ovechkin? We all know he’s is the target. The Bruins went after Ovechkin hard, led by Dennis Seidenberg, the defenceman on his side of the ice. At the end of the regular season, he played primarily with Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson. In Game 1, the Capitals split up all three of those...

Bruins Must Improve Transition Defense, Convert on Power Plays to Defeat Capitals in Game 2 (Video)

The Boston Bruins displayed some solid defense in Game 1 on Thursday night. But the B's still have some work to do in their transition game if they hope to take down the Capitals in Saturday's Game 2 matchup. Zdeno Chara and the B's failed on the power play yet again on Thursday night, showing their continued inability to capitalize on special team's chances. NESN...

Send Dale Arnold, Barry Pederson, Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley Questions to Be Answered Live on 'The Instigators'

The Boston Bruins are preparing to make yet another run at the Stanley Cup, only this time they've got the pressure of being reigning champs bearing down on them. Claude Julien has his team playing some of their best hockey of the season, heading into the postseason. But a first round matchup with perennial 100-point scorer Alex Ovechkin and last year's No. 1 seed Washington...
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