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Bruins Vs. Capitals, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 1: Scoreless Through 3 Periods, Headed To Overtime

The Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals are still scoreless after three minutes, and will need overtime to determine a winner of Game 1 of their opening series of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. After a dominant second period in which they outshot the Capitals 17-2 but came up empty, the Bruins showed their frustration in the third. Milan Lucic at one point began banging the door to the bench to rile up his team as Boston was outshot 9-3 for the period.

Braden Holtby remains unsolvable, despite making a desperation start in place of the injured Michael Neuvirth and Thomas Vokoun. The 22-year-old has 29 saves on the night, in what has turned into a tremendous duel with Tim Thomas (16 saves).

As one might expect from the scoreboard, the game has so far featured plenty of hits. While Boston seemed to be in the driver's seat through two periods, a shaky third period has this game too close to call with sudden death looming.

Intermission 1 2 3 OT Total
Washington Capitals 0 0 0 0 0
Boston Bruins 0 0 0 0 0

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