Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/21/12
Despite the absence of Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom, the Bruins could not take advantage in their Game 4 matchup with Washington. Instead, the Caps took a 2-1 decision and evened the series at two games apiece. Now Boston knows the series cannot be decided before a Game 6 on Sunday. With games on back-to-back days, which team moves on to the next round could not only be decided quickly, but it will also likely hinge on which team can maintain a high level of energy throughout the weekend. Of course, there could always be a Game 7, bringing back memories...

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