Washington 2, Boston 1

Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 49-29-1-3 24-14-1-2 25-15-0-1 L1
Washington 42-32-4-4 26-11-2-2 16-21-2-2 W1


CAPITALS 2, BRUINS 1: Marcus Johansson and Alexander Semin scored and Braden Holtby stopped 44 shots as host Washington evened its Eastern Conference quarterfinal with Boston at two games apiece.

The 22-year-old Holtby held off a potent Boston attack to pick up his second career playoff victory. The Bruinsoutshot the Capitals by a 45-21 margin.

Washington found enough offense to even the series without center Nicklas Backstrom, who was serving a one-game suspension for his cross-check on Bruins forward Rich Peverley in Game 3.

Semin scored the game-winner on the power play with 1:17 left in the second period. Semin circled out to the left face-off circle and fired a wrist shot over the left shoulder of Tim Thomas for his second marker of the series.

The Capitals jumped out to an early lead when Johansson capitalized on the team’s first shot of the game to make it 1-0.

Peverley’s wrister on a two-on-one equalized for Boston later in the first period to tie the game at 1-1.

The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power play and have yet to score with the man advantage in the series.

The series shifts back to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday.

: Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun was on the ice taking shots at practice Wednesday. It was the first time he’s worked out since aggravating a groin injury on Mar. 29. …. 39-year-old Mike Knuble skated in place of Backstrom.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Washington
Rich Peverley 1 Points Marcus Johansson 1
Rich Peverley 1 Goals Marcus Johansson 1
Gregory Campbell 1 Assists Keith Aucoin 1
N/A Power Play Goals Alexander Semin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .905 Save Percentage Braden Holtby .978
Tim Thomas 19 Saves Braden Holtby 44

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 45 1 0-1 2-3 6 32
Washington 21 2 1-3 1-1 2 44

Upcoming Games

  • 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.
  • 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.
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