April 21, 2012

Game 5: Bruins vs. Capitals

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
WSH - 2
BOS - 2

SHOTS
WSH - 23 
BOS - 24

After forty minutes of play the Bruins and Capitals are tied 2-2 here at TD Garden.

Washington got on the board first. Joe Corvo got injured blocking a shot and, perhaps because he failed to stay down, no whistle was blown. The tired B's were running around their zone and Alex Semin banged home a rebound to make it 1-0.

A little more than three minutes later, a Jay Beagle wrister deflected off Johnny Boychuk's stick and knuckled past Tim Thomas, putting the mostly lifeless Bruins down by two.

Dennis Seidenberg woke the B's and their fans up when he ripped a shot up over Braden Holtby's glove with 2:39 left in the period to make it 2-1.

Just 28 ticks later, Brad Marchand swatted a rebound through Holtby's wickets, tying things up at two apiece.

Patrice Bergeron briefly went down the runway after being hit awkwardly, but did return. Corvo also returned to the bench but did not skate after initially leaving.

 

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
WSH - 0
BOS - 0

SHOTS
WSH - 11 
BOS - 10

Twenty minutes are in the books here at TD Garden where the Bruins and Capitals are scoreless.

The Bruins went on the power play early when Bay State native John Carlson was whistled for goalie interference. They couldn't convert.

A minute after Dan Paille and Troy Brouwer went off for some pre-faceoff slashing, Zdeno Chara took one too many retaliatory jabs at Alex Ovechkin, who had punched the Bruins' captain and ripped his stick away along the boards a few seconds prior.

Boston killed off the penalty and embarked on their second power play of the game when Roman Hamrlik was called for hooking with 4:18 to go.

The top power play unit did a fantastic job of sustaining pressure in the offensive zone, and Holtby was kicking out rebounds repeatedly, but the B's couldn't find the back of the net.

Faceoffs were 9-9 in the opening frame. Boston held a 14-5 edge in hits.