R. Peverley (00:35 - 2nd) , D. Paille (09:38 - 2nd) , B. Rolston (01:02 - 3rd) , Z. Chara (18:07 - 3rd)
A. Semin (PPG, 16:00 - 1st) , A. Ovechkin (00:48 - 2nd) , B. Laich (14:00 - 3rd)
BOS: T. Thomas (W)
WSH: B. Holtby (L)
Last night in Washington, it was Game 3 of the round 1 series between the Capitals and Bruins. Late in the first, Semin got the puck in the slot and he fired shot past Thomas and into the back of the net to make it 1-0 Washington. 35 seconds into the second, Peverley came up- the left wing and fired a shot past Holtby to tie the game. 13 seconds later, Laich flipped the puck out of the zone and down the ice and Ovechkin skated in and fired a shot past Thomas to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Paille would tie the game in the latter half of the period. Early in the third, the Bruins would take the lead with a goal by Rolston.
14 minutes after that goal, Laich had a breakaway and scored to tie the game. Then with 2 minutes to go in the third, Charas one-timer beat Holtby to make it 4-3 and that would be the final. In the loss, Holtby made 25 saves. In the win, Thomas made 29 saves. In this game, Nick Backstrom used his stick to knock off Charas helmet and he cross checked Peverley in the head. This all resulted in a match penalty."The only thing that's disappointing for me personally is that this is the third time in three games our player has been cross-checked in the face. ... You hope that those things don't get out of hand," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "Somebody else, not us, has to deal with that."
Written By Andrew Di Pardo