NHL Playoffs 2012, Bruins Vs. Capitals, Game 7: Boston Loses To Washington, 2-1, In Overtime

Joel Ward beat Tim Thomas at 2:57 of overtime as the Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins, 2-1, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday at TD Garden.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins, Game 6: Tyler Seguin Nets Game-Winner In OT, Boston Forces Game 7

Thanks to Tyler Seguin's overtime tally, there will be a Game 7 between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. Seguin netted the game-winner about five minutes into the extra session, which he helped force when he assisted on a third-period goal by Andrew Ference.

Seguin's score pushes the series into a win-or-go-home situation Wednesday at the TD Garden. The game time and television information has yet to be determined.

Seguin's goal was setup by Milan Lucic, who also assisted on a first-period tally by David Krejci. Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas made 36 saves in the winning effort, which featured the Capitals out-shooting the Bruins 39-31.

For more on Game 6, check back to this SB Nation Boston StoryStream.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Boston, Washington Head To Overtime As Regulation Ends In 3-3 Tie

The Boston Bruins were five minutes away from forcing a Game 7, but Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had other ideas. Ovechkin scored with 4:52 remaining in regulation to help Game 6 of this Bruins, Capitals series head to a sudden-victory overtime period tied at 3-3.

Trailing 3-2, after Boston took a one-goal advantage with a stellar, hustle goal by Andrew Ference with 8:03 remaining, Ovechkin collected the puck off a faceoff and somehow found space between the five-hole of Bruins' goaltender Tim Thomas.

Here's at look at Ference's tally, which came off a forced turnover by Tyler Seguin.

Regulation ends with the Capitals out-shooting the Bruins 35-25, while Thomas has 35 saves for Boston.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins, Game 6: Jason Chimera's Late Goal Helps Washington, Boston Enter 3rd Period With A 2-2 Tie

A scrappy second period was ended with a goal by Washington Capital's Jason Chimera, who scored with 40 seconds to go and tied Game 6 of this Easteren Conference quarterfinal contest at 2-2. The goal sets up what could be a very exciting final 20 minutes, as the Boston Bruins, who're trying to hold off being eliminated in this best-of-seven series, will begin the third period with a 4-on-3 advantage.

The scoring was limited through the first 19 minutes, however, the physical play was not.

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In the second period, Washington out-shot Boston 15-5 and now leads in the category 25-16. Meanwhile, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is doing his best, as he's made 23 saves.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: David Krejci, Rich Peverley Score As Boston Leads 2-1 After 1st Period

A back-and-forth first period finished with the Boston Bruins leading the Washington Capitals 2-1. Boston's David Krejci scored on the power-play with 3:14 remaining at the Verizon Center, and helped the Bruins earn an early advantage as they try to avoid having this best-of-seven series end.

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas made eight saves, two of them coming late in the period at very close range, while Rich Peverley scored the game's first goal, 5:56 into the period, on a tip-in from a shot from Patrice Bergeron.

The lead didn't last long, however, as Washington's Mike Green answered about four minutes later.

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Overall, the Bruins out-shot (11-10) and out-hit (22-11) the Capitals, who were 0-for-2 on the power play. Boston went 1-for-2 on the extra-man advantage.

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Bruins Vs. Capitals Score Update: Semin, Caps Take 2-1 Lead Into Third Period

After entering the second period deadlocked at one goal a piece, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals would combine for thirty three total shots in the middle frame with only one finding the back of the net.

Successfully killing off the first Washington power-play of the period, the Black and Gold found themselves a man down once again with just more than two minutes to play. Unfortunately for the B's, the Capitals would take advantage of their second power-play of the period when enigmatic Russian sniper Alex Semin fired a wrist shot over the glove of Tim Thomas to put Washington ahead 2-1 with just over a minute to play in the frame.

The score would remain 2-1 in favor of Washington as the two squads made their way to the dressing rooms for second intermission.

Washington is now one for three with the man advantage tonight and the B's have yet to go on the power-play.

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Bruins Vs. Capitals Score Update: B's And Caps Tied At One After First Period In DC

WASHINGTON, DC-- On Thursday evening, the Boston Bruins were out looking to take full control of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. After taking game three on the road on Monday, the B’s had the chance to give themselves the opportunity to eliminate the Caps on TD Garden ice this Saturday.

To say that things didn't begin the way the Black and Gold had hoped they would might qualify as the understatement of the year. Allowing the Capitals to take advantage of a neutral zone breakdown just eighty-two seconds after puck-drop, the Bruins quickly found themselves down 1-0.

It wasn't until the 13:12 mark of the opening frame that the B's would even the score at one on Rich Peverley's second goal of the postseason. The tally would mark the second consecutive game that number forty-nine has posted the first goal of the night for Boston.

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Bruins Vs. Capitals Final: Chara's Late Tally Lifts B's To 4-3 Victory In D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC-- On Monday evening, the Boston Bruins stole home-ice advantage right back from the Washington Capitals by way of a 4-3 victory on Verizon Center ice.

Entering the third period deadlocked in a 2-2 tie, the B's would waste no time in the third, going ahead 3-2 just over a minute into the frame. It would be trade deadline acquisition Brian Rolston who would put the B's ahead after corralling a rebound in the slot and shoveling it into the Caps' net. Unfortunately for Boston, the Capitals would once again even the score late in regulation when Brooks Laich took advantage of a lapse in coverage by Boston captain Zdeno Chara and sprint in to beat Tim Thomas on a breakaway.

With just over a minute to play, the B's fearsome 6'9" Slovakian leader would atone for his rare mistake, blasting a rocket slap-shot past Braden Holtby to lift the Bruins to a crucial game three victory.

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Bruins Vs. Capitals Score Update: Semin, Capitals Take 1-0 Lead Into First Intermission

WASHINGTON, DC-- In a pivotal game three showdown between the Washington Capitals and the visiting Boston Bruins, each team was looking to begin things strong after partaking in back-to-back contests that featured a grand total of zero goals in the opening frame.

After failing to produce on their first power-play opportunity -- created by a tripping call against Alexander Semin -- , the B's would find themselves on the penalty-kill with less than five minutes to play in period one. Unfortunately for Boston, it would be Semin that would find the twine at exactly the sixteen minute mark to give the Capitals a 1-0 advantage. The play was created by a defensive zone turnover by Boston, followed by defenseman Johnny Boychuk being caught severely out of position at the blueline, allowing the Washington sniper to wrist one through a two-player screen and passed Tim Thomas.

The B's lackluster power-play now finds itself with an 0-8 mark on the series after two missed opportunities in the opening twenty minutes.

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Bruins Vs. Capitals, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: Bruins Lose In Second Overtime, 2-1

Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal early in the second overtime, to give the Washington Capitals a win over the Boston Bruins, tying the series at one game a piece.

The Boston Bruins finished the regular season tied with the Philadelphia Flyers as the second highest scoring teams in the league. The Flyers have lived up to their billing during the Playoffs, scoring 12 goals in two games, while the Bruins have scored only twice in six period, plus three overtimes.

Benoit Pouliot scored the Bruins only goal of the game, with Brian Rolston and Chris Kelly notching assists.

Game three is scheduled for Monday, as the series moves to Washington.

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