Final: Capitals 4, Bruins 1

All done at the Garden. Capitals, 4-1.

8:45 3d period: Capitals 4-1
On the PP, Mark Recchi picks up loose garbage in front and tucks a shot home.

7:17 3d period: Capitals 4-0
Mock cheer for Tim Thomas after he covers the puck. Thomas getting zero help from his teammates.

6:03 3d period: Capitals 4-0
Matt Bradley tucks in a close shot. Tim Thomas caught chasing Boyd Gordon out of the crease. Lots of boos from the home crowd.

2:30 3d period: Capitals 3-0
After stopping a Jason Chimera shot, Tim Thomas can’t recover to stop Andrew Gordon’s rebound bid. No backcheckers in sight on Gordon.


1:30 3d period: Capitals 2-0
Serious pressure by Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Caron, and Mark Recchi. Finally some offensive heat from the No. 2 line.

0:00 3d period: Capitals 2-0
Blake Wheeler available to start the third.

20:00 2d period: Capitals 2-0
Not much from the hometown team tonight. Lots of work to do overseas, clearly.

18:20 2d period: Capitals 2-0
Blake Wheeler off slowly. Took a nice feed from Tyler Seguin in the slot, but couldn’t find a handle and went down hard. Went down the runway but back on the bench. Took the weight of the fall on his right side.

17:08 2d period: Capitals 2-0
Jeff Schultz slapper from the point hits traffic and deflects past Tim Thomas. Goal credited to Nicklas Backstrom.

11:11 2d period: Capitals 1-0
Matt Bartkowski looking very comfortable on the PP point with Johnny Boychuk.

9:52 2d period: Capitals 1-0
For now, Tyler Seguin off the power play. Not a good night so far for the rookie.

7:44 2d period: Capitals 1-0
Thankfully, Patrice Bergeron off the PP point. Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk up top, Bergeron with Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic.

7:32 2d period: Capitals 1-0
Nothing doing on a four-minute PP.

4:20 2d period: Capitals 1-0
PP2: Tyler Seguin, Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Dennis Seidenberg.


3:15 2d period: Capitals 1-0
PP1: David Krejci, Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi, Zdeno Chara, Matt Hunwick.

20:00 1st period: Capitals 1-0
Only five shots for the Bruins, with no real scoring chances. Can see the chemistry between Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton. Lucic skating with his pre-sprain acceleration, opening up space for his linemates. Tim Thomas looking very sharp through 20.

11:28 1st period: Capitals 1-0
Jason Chimera out of the left corner for Nicklas Backstrom in the slot. Tim Thomas with no chance of stopping Backstrom’s shot.

8:23 1st period: 0-0
PK pairs: Patrice Bergeron and Jordan Caron, David Krejci and Blake Wheeler, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille.

5:56 1st period: 0-0
Blake Wheeler playing without the purse for a second straight night. Couple big licks already. Good to see.

0:02 1st period: 0-0
Off the opening draw, Gregory Campbell vs. Matt Hendricks. Quick bout, as the ex-Bruin gets Campbell’s shirt over his head.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
JV squad for Washington. Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble, Mike Green, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov missing.

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