April 25, 2012

Game 7: Bruins vs. Capitals

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
WSH - 1
BOS - 1

SHOTS
WSH - 13
BOS - 25

Two periods have been completed here ar the Garden where the Bruins and Capitals are tied at one goal apiece.

After a pretty disheartening start to the second period, Boston finally got on the board on what I would describe as the best shift of Tyler Seguin's life.

The young winger showed the grit and tenacity we've long been waiting for, battling for pucks in the offensive zone before finding himself jostling with Karl Alzner in front of Holtby.

Seguin got knocked down, but when a shot by Johnny Boychuk snuck through the wickets, No. 19 fought his way back up and leaped across the crease for the loose puck. He batted it in, tying things up at 1-1.

Boston picked up momentum from there. On the next shift, Brad Marchand nearly hit Patrice Bergeron for a tap-in goal. 

Holtby let up a few juicy rebounds in the second half of the frame, but Boston wasn't there to capitalize.

The B's hold a 25-20 edge in shots. Washington has won 20-of-37 faceoffs on the night. Blocked shots are 10-6 in favor of the Capitals.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
WSH - 1
BOS - 0

SHOTS
WSH - 5
BOS - 11

Twenty minutes are in the books here at TD Garden where the Bruins trail the Capitals by a score of 1-0.

With 11:23 gone and the Caps offense sputtering, John Carlson turned the tide. His shot from the point was deflected by Matt Hendricks past Tim Thomas to make it 1-0.

After a sluggish start to the frame, Boston controlled the middle of the period, repeatedly out-chancing Washington.

Holtby, despite hearing it from the crowd here, didn't appear too rattled and made all of the necessary stops.

The B's embarked on a power play with 1:50 left in the frame, as Jeff Schultz was guilty of tripping Brad Marchand. Boston couldn't do squat and left the ice to boos from the home crowd.