WASHINGTON, DC-- After falling behind 1-0 after one period of play, the Boston Bruins were hoping to regain some traction during the middle frame of Monday's Game Three of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series against the Washington Capitals.
The B's jumped back into the game early in the middle frame when a streaking Rich Peverley fired a wrist shot from the left wing that deflected off the glove of Braden Holtby and into the Capitals' net. The joy was short-lived, however as it would only take Washington a mere thirteen seconds to once again gain the lead. Superstar winger Alexander Ovechkin corralled a bouncing puck and blasted a slapshot past Tim Thomas to put the Caps ahead 2-1.
Late in the middle period, Boston would once again even the score thanks to some tough work in front of the net from Daniel Paille. The dependable fourth liner tucked home the rebound of a Greg Zanon shot to even the score at two a side as we head to the third period.