Bruins Vs. Capitals, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 1: Boston Dominates But Can't Find Net, Game Tied 0-0 After 2nd Period

The Boston Bruins continued to dominate the Washington Capitals during the second period of Game 1 of their opening series of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. Despite now outshooting the Caps 26-7 for the game and 17-2 for the period, Boston could not put the puck past Braden Holtby. After 40 minutes, the game is still tied 0-0.

The Bruins had plenty of scoring opportunities, but Holtby is playing an absolute gem so far in the first postseason game of his career. While the game has disappointed on the scoreboard, there has been plenty of physicality on both ends of the ice. John Carlson began shoving David Krejci after Krejci have Holtby a push. The ensuing scuffle resulted in 4-on-4 hockey, which became 4-on-3 in favor of the Bruins after Marcus Johansson was booked for tripping. Again Boston had plenty of opportunities, and again they came up empty.

Alex Ovechkin has been completely bottled up on the night, which is no accident. The Bruins have focused plenty of attention on the Russian superstar throughout the night, not allowing him to get into scoring position much less stay upright.



For everything Bruins related, check out Stanley Cup Of Chowder. For more news, analysis, and discussion on Capitals hockey, head to Japers' Rink. You can also head over to the SB Nation NHL hub page for more on hockey news as the playoffs begin.

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