A week ago, the Caps got a double-overtime goal from center Nicklas Backstrom to earn a 2-1 road win over the Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the two teams. Backstrom’s goal evened the series at 1-1.
A week later, the teams return to Boston for Saturday’s Game 5 with the series tied once again.
With Backstrom serving an NHL-issued one-game suspension on Thursday, the Caps won Game 4 by a 2-1 count on Thursday, evening the series at 2-2, effectively shrinking it to a best-of-three set. Now the two teams will play twice in as many days, the only one of the NHL’s eight first-round playoff series to feature games on back-to-back dates.
The first three games of the series were spread out over a span of seven days. Games 4-6 will be played in a span of just four nights.
just forfeit... Tim Thomas has been practicing Holtbys glove save.
Well played. Off the cuff if Thomas is mimicking Holtby in an attempt to whatever imho not a great sign of confidence as one would think that the SCW would be business as usual. Could be reading in to things. Most assuredly whether a win or loss the media will bring this up as additional validation for whichever team wins, heh.