Found March 04, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
By Eli Epstein, TiqIQ In last year’s NHL playoffs, the second-seeded Boston Bruins were expected to easily dispatch the 7th-seeded Washington Capitals, a team that many felt was flimsy in its own end and untested in net.  The opposite proved to be true, however, as the plucky Capitals took the Bruins to seven games and wore them down in the series finale, capping off a dogged seven-game effort with a Joel Ward game-winner that Bruins fans won’t soon forget. The star of the 2011-2012 Capitals-Bruins series was Washington goaltender Braden Holtby, who rose from relative obscurity to start every single one of the Capitals’ games that postseason, posting a sub-two goals against average. Continue reading "TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Bruins @ Capitals"

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