Joel Ward slammed home a rebound at 2:57 of overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, sending the Capitals to the second round of the playoffs and ending the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins’ hopes of a repeat.
The Washington Capitals couldn’t close it out at home falling 4-3 to the Boston Bruins in overtime and will head back to Boston for a deciding game seven Wednesday.
The Washington Capitals held a full practice today a night after evening the series at two games a piece with a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins.
Nicklas Backstrom, not known for his rough play on the ice, got himself suspended for a critical Game 4 for acting out of character. Regardless, Dale Hunter who was a notorious bad guy himself, stands by his player’s stance of self-defense, although that raises some eyebrows in Boston.
Boston coach Claude Julien says it’s “ludicrous” to think the Bruins would target the head of Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who missed half the season with a concussion.
Arlington, VA-The Capitals practiced today one day after knowing they’ll be without their star center Nicklas Backstrom tomorrow in game four due to a game three match penalty and a one-game suspension.
Arlington, VA-Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been suspended one game by the NHL for a match penalty called at the end of the Capitals 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins last night.
Arlington, VA-Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter says the Boston Bruins are targeting Nicklas Backstrom’s head and says he doesn’t think Backstrom will be suspended.
The Caps lost Game 3 and the series lead to the Bruins 4-3 on Monday courtesy of a late Zdeno Chara goal.
Washington Capitals fans have suffered the reigning disappointment of watching their team favored to win Lord Stanley’s Cup, let them down again and again. Perhaps all they needed was just a little less expectation.