I blame CBC for making this game so close! They buried it on CHEX in standard def and the players couldn't see the net properly. By the time OT rolled around, CBC HD picked up the game and look what happened. A sniper-like goal.
All kidding side, I wonder if the Bruins are going to test Holtby's glove side more. Millen mentioned that the guy holds his catcher with the end of the glove facing down more than other goalies; something he carried over from playing baseball. It might cause him to be a split second late on high glove side shots. Just a thought.
Team defense was rock solid. The Caps' "big guys" we're invisible all night.
Hats off to Thomas. He didn't have much to do in the first 40 but he remained focussed and picked up the shutout.
I thought Marchand had a bad 20-30 minutes to start the game. He mixed it up like he always does but I thought he had a tough time handling the puck. I also noticed him lose an edge a few times as well. Could be bad ice on both accounts because the puck was bouncing but for some reason Marchand stood out to me as a guy I expect to contribute more.
Seeing Seguin play the body a few times was nice to see.
I'd share my observations on the power play but there was no power play to observe. If I was on my laptop and not my phone, I'd include the "beating a dead horse" graphic.
At the end of the night, the Bruins are up 1-0. They played hard and pounded the Caps. I expect the Bs to wear them down to the point where Washington has nothing left my a game 6, if it gets that far.
After reading that last sentence, it sounds arrogant and it's but meant to but I that's the way I think it will unfold.