Found April 21, 2012 on Rock the Red:
#7 Washington Capitals at #2 Boston BruinsSeries Tied 2-2 Location: TD Garden Time: 3:00 PM TV: Local and National Coverage: NBC 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 3:  Apr 16, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3-4 L Game 5:  Apr 21, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W Game 6:  Apr 22, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3:00 pm 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 We're keeping up the good work, read on! Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The Washington Capitals head up to Boston for a pivotal Game 5 this afternoon.  They will be as close to full strength as they're going to get, too, as Nicklas Backstrom and Michal Neuvirth will be suiting up.  The return of Neuvirth means Dany Sabourin will join Cody Eakin as recent reassignments t...

Ovechkin says 'it doesn't matter' if he's benched

Alex Ovechkin says he understands why Capitals coach Dale Hunter benched him for all but 15 seconds in the final 14 minutes of Washington's 2-1 victory over Boston in Game 4 of their playoff series. The two-time NHL MVP says Friday: ''Of course I want to be there, but it's his decision.'' Ovechkin says ''it doesn't matter'' how many minutes...

Washington Lobbying May Have Paid Off As Power Plays Help Capitals Even Series with Bruins

The Washington Capitals didn't secure their win until Braden Holtby squeezed one final shot in his glove as time expired in Game 4 Thursday night at the Verizon Center. But the Capitals helped lay the groundwork for the series-evening 2-1 victory throughout the two days between Games 3 and 4 in Washington. After all, what better place than the nation's capital to do a little...

Nicklas Backstrom's Suspension Could Usher in New Playoff Attitude for Bruins (Video)

With no Nicklas Backstrom in the lineup for the Washington Capitals on Thursday, the Bruins may try a different plan of attack looking for a 3-1 series lead. As NESN Nation's Dan Duquette explains, a new era of playoff hockey may be settling in after a couple days of relative peace for the B's and Caps while the rest of the league went wild. Check out the above video for...

Capitals Take On A Blue-Collar Mentality

from Kellie Cowan of CSN Washington, Now one win away from ousting the big bad Bruins, the Capitals are reveling in their new identity.  As underdog.  As simple blue-collar hockey.  As a team who could pull out an improbable come-from-below victory without relying on their biggest names. Game 5 underlined this beautifully as the likes of Jay Beagle, Mike Knuble, Troy Brouwer...

Alex Ovechkin Takes a Tumble Over The Boards

TweetThe Washington Capitals’ captain is arguably one of the top five players in the NHL currently, but sometimes even the best have off days. Ovechkin was trying to make it over onto his bench during a line change but something happened causing the agile big man to fall down and go boom. Check out the video below of the incident, and I dare you to not crack a smile when it happens...

NHL issues statement on clock in Bruins-Capitals game

The NHL issued a statement in regard to the clock failing to operate during the waning moments of Thursday's game between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. "With 9.5 seconds remaining in the third period, there was a stoppage and resulting faceoff in the Washington zone," NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy said in a statement. "...

Bruins Head Home Even With Capitals, But Momentum Is Clearly on Washington's Side

The Bruins and the Capitals are now playing a three-game series for the chance to move on to the second round. Two of those three games are in Boston. However, there may be some sense of doubt creeping in for B's fans after the Caps took Game 4 on Thursday night to even the series. If the B's are to win the series as expected, they're going to need to figure out how to...

Ovechkin elbows Patrice Bergeron

The Washington Capitals star forward Alexander Ovechkin's is known for his questionable hit and in today's game he was able to connect with a sneaky dirty elbow on Patrice Bergeron. THis  caused him to miss most of the third period. One has to wonder if Bergeron is suffering from another concussion. Don't expect the league to look at the Ovechkin elbow on Bergeron...

Capitals 4, Bruins 3

Troy Brouwer scored on a power play with 1:27 left, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory Saturday and moving the defending champion Boston Bruins a loss away from elimination. Brouwer gave the Capitals a 3-2 series lead with his second goal of the playoffs, beating goalie Tim Thomas over the glove with a wrist shot from the right circle. It came with 37 seconds left on...

Why A Fantasy Selke Is Pertinent....Hello Patrice Bergeron!

Selke Trophy Preview: Beware of the Bear   (Patrice Bergeron -- YouTube via Fred Murtz) The Frank J. Selke Trophy represents the NHL forward who showcases the most defensive skill, voted on annually by the Hockey Writers Association at the conclusion of the regular season. A defensive-minded forward usually won't be in the running for the Art Ross Trophy, but...

Game 5: Bruins/Capitals postgame interviews

Brad Marchand, Johnny Boychuk, Benoit Pouliot and Claude Julien interviews after the jump.

Thoughts I thought: Bruins drop Game 4 to Capitals

The Bruins didn't do nearly enough to win Game 4 tonight in Washington The thoughts I thought while deciding never to attend Glory Day’s Grill and Sportsbar to watch a Bruins playoff game ever again. To compare tonight’s game to any of the other games in the series, the best comparison would be Game 1. That’s not a good thing. Both teams didn’t bring their “A” game...

Where Are You, David Krejci?

Oh David Krejci, where are you? 4 games. 21:36 average ice time per game. 4 shots. Game 4: 17 minutes of ice time. 0 shots. Hands of stone. Step your game up or its molestation by ewok.  
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