Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/13/12
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...

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