April 19, 2012

Game 4: Bruins vs. Capitals

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 1
WSH - 2

SHOTS
BOS - 32
WSH - 18

Two periods have been completed down in D.C. where the Capitals hold a 2-1 lead over the Bruins.

With Boston pressing to go ahead late in the period, Patrice Bergeron was whistled for a bizarre hooking call, as he seemingly inadvertently knocked Brooks Laich's stick out of his hands from behind.

Alex Semin came in off the half-wall during the man advantage and snapped one over Tim Thomas' glove to make it 2-1.

Thomas had been absolutely spectacular throughout the frame, as the Bruins began the period with a 10-2 edge in shots before the Capitals grabbed momentum.

The B's had a number of chances they might regret not capitalizing on, especially Tyler Seguin. He had multiple attempts to bury rebounds and couldn't cash in.

On the stat sheet, the Caps have won 33-of-53 faceoffs and own a 29-24 edge in hits. Blocked shots are 14 apiece.

The Capitals are 1-for-3 on the power play. Boston has yet to go on the man advantage.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 1
WSH - 1

SHOTS
BOS - 14
WSH - 3

Twenty minutes are in the books at Verizon Center where the Bruins and Capitals are tied 1-1.

Marcus Johansson got the Caps on the board just 1:22 in, finishing off a perfectly executed 2-on-1 with Brooks Laich.

From there, Boston controlled play and dominated Washington territorially, jumping out to a 10-1 edge in shots at one point.

The B's finally cashed in with 6:48 to go in the frame. Rich Peverley came in on a 2-on-1, sold the pass and beat Braden Holtby glove side to make it 1-1.

Peverley went to the box with 17:22 gone for slashing. The Bruins killed off the penalty with relative ease, as the Caps -- especially Ovechkin -- shot themselves in the foot by repeatedly going offsides or turning the puck over.

The Bruins had a tough time on faceoffs, winning just 10-of-28. Greg Campbell lost 6-of-7.