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#7 Washington Capitals vs. #2 Boston Bruins Location: Verizon Center Time: 7:30 PM TV: Local Coverage: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (HD) (Game on!), National Coverage: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule: Game 1: Apr 12, 2012 WSH@BOS, 0-1 L (OT) Game 2: Apr 14, 2012, WSH@BOS 2-1 W (2 OT) Game 4: Apr 19, 2012, BOS@WSH 7:30PM Game 5: Apr 21, 2012, WSH@BOS 3:00PM Game 6*: Apr 22, 2012, BOS@WSH, TBD Game 7*: Apr 25, 2012, WSH@BOS, TBD Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: D Joe Corvo (18 GP, 2010) Former Bruins: RW Mike Knuble (307 GP, 2000-04), D Dennis Wideman (256 GP, 2007-10)Our Bloguin Partner: Days of Y'Orr
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The Washington Capitals' victory on Saturday gained them a momentum swing in this series, taking back home-ice advantage and setting themselves up for a long playoff run. Nicklas Backstrom's double overtime goal was just what the Caps needed to keep their co...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Capitals coach Dale Hunter says the Boston Bruins are going after the head of Washington center Nicklas Backstrom, who missed half the regular season because of a concussion.
Says Hunter: ''It is crossing the line. To grab his head all the time is not the right way to play.''
Asked Tuesday, an off day in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, whether...
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...
Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winner at 2:56 of the second overtime
period as visiting Washington evened its Eastern Conference quarterfinal
series at 1-1 with a 2-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.After an uneventful first overtime period,
Backstrom unleashed a wrister from the circle that eluded Tim Thomas to
give the Capitals momentum heading back to Washington for...
The Bruins were a dominant team skating 5 on 5 throughout the regular season. In fact, they led the entire NHL with 193 goals with a full complement of skaters on the ice during the regular season. They're special teams play was more inconsistent, with a penalty kill strong for most of the year (11th in league, 83.0 percent) and a power play that finished in the middle of the...
Cam Neely had a successful career as a player, and he's continuing to have a successful career as president of the Bruins. But while Neely deserves a lot of credit for the Bruins' recent winning ways, he's always looking to share the praise, emphasizing the work that the team puts in to ensure Boston has a winning franchise. NESN's Jack Edwards caught up with Neely...
While it'd be easy to assume any apology directed at Brad Marchand from the Capitals would come from Jason Chimera, it was apparently Karl Alzner who wanted to clear the air following Game 3. According to reports, Alzner apologized to Marchand at the Bruins' team bus after the game on Monday. The apology comes after Alzner caught Marchand with an elbow to the head earlier...
For a little over 140 minutes of hockey, I've watched the 22-year-old Braden Holtby stymie the Bruins shot after shot while the club amassed in front of him has become the team Washington GM George McPhee thought he had assembled after a busy offseason that initially came with little to no noticeable change.
Now, to most, the deceptive seven-seeded Caps' ability to keep...
Through the first-two games of their opening-round playoff series, the Boston Bruins had gone 0-for-6 on power play opportunities. The power-play woes, which were a huge issue during their 2011 run to the cup, had gotten better throughout this season but apparently it's still in need of some fine tuning. Barry Pederson and Gord Kluzak surmised that the B's need to improve...
Jason Chimera is starting to become quite the villain in Beantown. Chimera received a slashing penalty during the third period of Game 3 on Monday after he jabbed Brad Marchand in the groin with his stick, sending the Bruins forward down to the ice in pain. Marchand was visibly upset following the incident and said after the game that Chimera was "trying to be sneaky" and...
Respecting Your Opponent
Through seven periods, three minutes and 16 seconds of this opening round, the Washington Capitals have pestered the reigning Stanley Cup champions into a 1-1 tie through two games.
They haven't done it the old fashion way, scoring goals en masse, but instead have gained home-ice advantage with some of the most committed defensive hockey Caps...
Through the first two games of their opening-round playoff series, the Boston Bruins had gone 0-for-6 on power play opportunities. The power play woes, which were a huge issue during their 2011 run to the cup, had gotten better throughout this season but apparently it's still in need of some fine tuning. Barry Pederson and Gord Kluzak broke down the near nonexistent power play...
It might just be another day at the office for Jack and Brick, but it's still cool to see what goes on behind the scenes. Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley continue to provide hockey fans with impeccable Bruins coverage, and they do so from the comfort of the NESN booth, which is located high up in TD Garden. The Bruins took down the Capitals in overtime of Game 1 of their playoff...
The Washington Capitals lost game three of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal on Monday night, falling to the Boston Bruins 4-3 inside Verizon Center in the series’ first game that did not head to overtime. The Capitals led the game twice by one goal on markers from Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin, respectively, before allowing the Bruins to tie it and then take the lead...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Sunday morning for a very optional practice following their 2-1 double overtime win over the Boston Bruins in game two of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series Saturday afternoon. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Michal Neuvirth was once again present to skate with his teammates as he continues to work his way back from a leg...