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Bruins win in OT, head to Game 7

Posted by Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Globe Staff  April 22, 2012 03:15 PM

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WASHINGTON - It's a final here. The Bruins will face the Capitals in the seventh game of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday to decide who moves on.
Tyler Seguin scored at 3:17 of overtime to lift the Bruins to a 4-3 victory.

"That’s the dream -- to get those big goals and keep your team alive," Seguin said.

Seguin earned the chain after the win. Seguin also assisted on Andrew Ference's third-period goal. Seguin entered Game 6 without a point.

3:17 - Boston 4, Washington 3 - The Bruins kept their playoff hopes alive on Tyler Seguin's goal in overtime, giving Boston the 4-3 victory.

Third period
20:00 - Boston 3, Washington 3 - The Bruins and Capitals are heading to overtime. Patrice Bergeron took a faceoff in the waning seconds of the period, his first of the game, and he won it.

15:08 - Boston 3, Washington 3 - The Capitals have tied the game for the third time today. Nicklas Backstrom won a faceoff cleanly in the right circle, beating Bruins' forward Rich Peverley. He won it to Alex Ovechkin, who beat goalie Tim Thomas on a shot through the pads. It has hurt the Bruins a lot that top faceoff center Patrice Bergeron has an undisclosed ailment that is preventing him from taking draws.

11:57 - Boston 3, Washington 2 - The Bruins have taken the lead for the third time in the game on a goal by defenseman Andrew Ference.

10:50 - Boston 2, Washington 2 - The Bruins killed off the Benoit Pouliot penalty.

8:50 - Boston 2, Washington 2 - The Bruins will be shorthanded because Benoit Pouliot was sent to the penalty box.

Second period
19:38 - Boston 2, Washington 2 - The Bruins go on the power play (four-on-three) when Matt Hendricks is whistled off for tripping.

19:22 - Boston 2, Washington 2 - Matching minors to Bruins' Benoit Pouliot (slashing) and Capitals' Troy Brouwer (roughing). Teams skating four a side.

19:18 - Boston 2, Washington 2 - Jason Chimera has tied the game. Nicklas Backstrom made a terrific backhand feed from the right circle into the slot for Chimera, who fired a shot past goaltender Tim Thomas and it's all square.

15:44 - Boston 2, Washington 1 - Patrice Bergeron was called for high sticking giving the Capitals a power play. However, the Capitals should've been called for having seven men on the ice but the officials missed it somehow.

5:57 - Boston 2, Washington 1 - The Capitals did an excellent job killing off the double minor penalty on Alex Ovechkin. The Bruins had just one shot on goal during the four-minute man advantage.

1:57 - Boston 2, Washington 1 - The Bruins are on a four-minute power play because of a high stick on Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin clipped Bruins' captain Zdeno Chara in the nose, cutting him.

First period

17:18 - Boston 2, Washington 1 - Chris Kelly has been whistled off for holding the stick. The Capitals are going on the power play.

16:48 - Boston 2, Washington 1 - David Krejci has given the Bruins the lead again with a power-play goal. Krejci directed Milan Lucic's pass past goalie Braden Holtby.

16:02 - Boston 1, Washington 1 - Alex Semin has been called for hooking. The Bruins are going back on the power play.

14:54 - Boston 1, Washington 1 - A couple of really terrific chances during the man advantage but the Bruins can't convert.

12:54 - Boston 1, Washington 1 - The Bruins are going on the power play as a result of a hooking call on Jason Chimera.

10:01 - Boston 1, Washington 1 - Patrice Bergeron is heading to the penalty box. Washington goes on the power play.

9:47 - Boston 1, Washington 1 - Mike Green's slapper from the left point glanced off the leg of Bruins' defenseman Greg Zanon in front of the net and beat goalie Tim Thomas to tie the game.

5:56 - Boston 1, Washington 0 - The Bruins have struck first. Andrew Ference fired the puck on net and Rich Peverley redirected it in front, beating goaltender Braden Holtby for the early lead.

3:00 - Boston 0, Washington 0 - Gregory Campbell had a scoring bid but goaltender Braden Holtby made the stop and defenseman Mike Green cleared the rebound.

1:22 - Boston 0, Washington 0 - Tyler Seguin had a strong scoring chance when he raced down the slot, beating defenseman Mike Green in the process, and backhanded a shot on net. But goaltender Braden Holtby gloved it.

Game 6 is underway here at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Bruins must win today to keep their season alive.

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