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Game Recap: WSH 2, BOS 1

BOSTON (AP) - Joel Ward slammed home a rebound at 2:57 of overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, sending the Capitals to the second round of the playoffs and ending the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins’ hopes of a repeat.

Rookie Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Washington in Game 7 - the seventh one-goal game of the series. Matt Hendricks scored the Capitals’ other goal.

Tyler Seguin scored, and Tim Thomas made 26 saves for Boston.

Game Recap: BOS 4, WSH 3 (OT)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tyler Seguin scored at 3:17 of overtime, Tim Thomas made 36 saves, and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday to tie the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at three games apiece.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins never trailed, but needed a stolen pass and a deft bit of skating to finally get the decisive goal and avoid being eliminated by the seventh-seeded Capitals.

Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston.

Game Preview: BOS @ WSH

AP – Playing on the road faced with a 3-2 series deficit isn’t an ideal position for any team - not even the defending Stanley Cup champions.

At least the Boston Bruins don’t have to look back far at all to see where a similar situation turned out just fine.

The visiting Bruins hope to get more from their skill players and stave off elimination against the Washington Capitals on Sunday in Game 6 of this Eastern Conference series.

Game Recap: WSH 4, BOS 3

BOSTON (AP) - Troy Brouwer scored on a power play with 1:27 left, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory Saturday and moving the defending champion Boston Bruins a loss away from elimination.

Brouwer gave the Capitals a 3-2 series lead with his second goal of the playoffs, beating goalie Tim Thomas over the glove with a wrist shot from the right circle. It came with 37 seconds left on a slashing penalty against Benoit Pouliot.

The Bruins, who trailed 2-0 and 3-2, tied it at 8:47 of the third period on Johnny Boychuk's goal.

Game Recap: WSH 2, BOS 1

WASHINGTON (AP) - Playoff rookie Braden Holtby followed up a shaky outing with a superb one by making 44 saves Thursday night, and Alexander Semin scored the go-ahead goal, leading the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins that tied the first-round series at two games apiece.

Marcus Johansson put the puck past Tim Thomas less than 1 1/2 minutes after the opening faceoff, but Boston’s Rich Peverley tied it later in the first period. Semin put Washington ahead for good with 1:17 left in the second on a power-play goal, his second score of the series.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference series shifts back to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday. Game 6 will be in Washington on Sunday.

Game Recap: BOS 4, WSH 3

WASHINGTON (AP) - Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal during 4-on-4 play with less than 2 minutes left, and the reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins finally solved playoff rookie goalie Braden Holtby, beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Chara’s shot from the right circle appeared to get deflected on its way past Holtby. The Bruins captain also had two assists.

Tim Thomas, last season’s playoff MVP, made 29 saves.

Game Recap: WSH 2, BOS 1 (2OT)

BOSTON (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom scored 2:56 into the second overtime Saturday to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and tie the first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Braden Holtby stopped 43 shots for Washington in his second career postseason game.

Tim Thomas made 37 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Bruins 1, Capitals 0, OT

BOSTON (AP) - Chris Kelly scored on a long slap shot 1:18 into overtime and the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 Thursday night in the opener of their first-round playoff series.

Braden Holtby made 29 saves for the Capitals.

Tim Thomas stopped all 17 shots he faced for Boston.

Game Preview: WSH vs. BOS

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) - At one end of the ice, playoff MVPTim Thomas will be in goal for the defending champion Boston Bruins. At the other end, Braden Holtby will make his NHL playoff debut in the Washington Capitals’ net.

That should give Boston a big advantage in Thursday night’s playoff opener.

It also could be a trap if the Bruins are overconfident.

Bruins 4, Sabres 3, SO

BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron had three assists in regulation and the game-winner in the shootout on Saturday to lead the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins into the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres had already been eliminated from the playoff race.

Tyler Seguin scored twice, and Brad Marchand also had a goal for the Bruins, who had already clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They will open the playoffs next week against either Ottawa or Washington.