Bruins Top Capitals 4-3, Push Series to Game 7

By on April 23, 2012 in

The Bruins and Capitals will play Game 7. Last year in their Stanley Cup Championship run, the Bruins played seven games in all but one of their playoff series. This year, three of the six games so far have gone into overtime, so the Bruins are continuing the trend of offering their fans exciting games.

Yesterday’s game once again went into overtime with Tyler Seguin getting the decisive goal just over three minutes into the first overtime. The team won the game 4-3 and are headed back to Boston for the final game of the series. The Bruins scored two goals in the first period. One, a tip in from Rich Peverley for his third goal of the series, and the second, a tip in from David Krejci for his first goal of the series. The Capitals scored between them with a slap shot from Mike Green. Washington scored the lone goal in the second period, a snap shot from Jason Chimera.

In the third period, the Bruins went ahead 3-2 with a wrist shot from Andrew Ference, his first goal of the series. The lead was short lived when Alexander Ovechkin beat goalie Tim Thomas with his slap shot minutes later. Both Thomas and Capitals’ goalie Braden Holtby kept the rest of the period scoreless as the teams went into overtime tied, 3-3. At 3:17 in overtime, Tyler Seguin scored his first goal of the playoffs with a wrist shot that snuck past Holtby.

Boston won Game 1 1-0, but Washington came back in Game 2 to win 2-1. Boston took Game 3 outscoring the Capitals 4-3, but then the Capitals took Games 4 and 5, 2-1 and 4-3. With Boston’s Game 6 win, 4-3, the series is now do-or-die. Both the Bruins and Capitals will bring their best stuff in Game 7 and if the rest of the series is any indication, it will likely be a close one, no matter the outcome.


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