The Boston Bruins regained control of their home ice advantage over the Washington Capitals on Monday night with a game three victory, and they'll try to push the Capitals to the brink with a game four win on Thursday.
It won't be easy, however, as the two teams have combined for just 11 goals through three games, with both Tim Thomas and Braden Holtby admirably patrolling their respective crease.
But the Bruins managed to breakthrough against Holtby in game three, testing him early and often and eventually solving him for four goals, including a late game-winner from captain Zdeno Chara.
A victory in game four would send the Bruins home with a chance to wrap up the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series in front of their home crowd. Washington has no intentions of going down with a fight, aiming to equalize the series on home ice, much like the Ottawa Senators were able to against thew New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
The Bruins are expected to again be without defenseman Adam McQuaid, who continues to deal with an upper-body injury.
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
TV Coverage: NBCSN, NESN (local)
Radio Coverage: 98.5 The Sports Hub
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