Boston 1, Washington 0

Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 42-32-4-4 26-11-2-2 16-21-2-2 L1
Boston 49-29-1-3 24-14-1-2 25-15-0-1 W3


Chris Kelly scored the only goal of the contest at 1:18 in overtime as host Boston won the series opener against Washington.

Kelly unleashed a slap shot from the top of the circle that beat Braden Holtby glove side to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

Kelly's teammates pinned him against the glass in celebration after the goal. A pane of glass eventually popped loose and shattered on the ice.

The Bruins dominated the first two periods - building a 26-7 shot advantage - but the Capitals pushed back in the third frame, outshooting Boston 9-3.

Alex Ovechkin had a chance to put the Capitals up 1-0 midway through the third period with a crisp one-timer that just grazed the pad of Tim Thomas and fell wide of the goal.

Thomas made 17 saves for his sixth career playoff shutout.

Holtby made 29 saves in his NHL playoff debut.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ovechkin has failed to score a goal in four games against Boston this season. ... Bruins forward Nathan Horton will sit out for the entire postseason because of a concussion, the team announced Wednesday. ... Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk played 17:58 despite nursing a knee injury. ... The Bruins are 10-3-1 in their last 14 games. 

Top Game Performances

Washington   Boston
N/A Points Chris Kelly 1
N/A Goals Chris Kelly 1
N/A Assists Benoit Pouliot 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .967 Save Percentage Tim Thomas 1.000
Braden Holtby 29 Saves Tim Thomas 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 17 0 0-2 4-4 10 32
Boston 30 1 0-4 2-2 6 33

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game at home against Washington. The Bruins have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .697 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Capitals have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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