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Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins Quarters Game 1: Fan Playoff Preview
Despite a number of struggles late in the season, the Boston Bruins still were able to dominate enough in the Eastern Conference to earn the No. 2 seed.
In the net for the Bruins will be seasoned veteran Tim Thomas who knows that playoff hockey is far different than the regular season. On the other side, Braden Holtby will be making his playoff debut for the Washington Capitals.
While the Bruins hold the No. 2 spot, they did struggle a bit this season against Washington going 1-2-1. Luckily, Holtby was not a part of any of these games. Regular Capitals' goaltender Tomas Vokoun is down with a groin injury while backup Michal Neuvirth is nursing a left leg injury, giving Holtby the start.
The Bruins have the luxury of home-ice advantage in the series as well as extensive playoff experience. All they really need to do is focus on one game at a time and the series should go their way.
The Boston Bruins will take on the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden located in Boston, Mass. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
Boston comes into Game 1 of the first round finishing the season with a 49-29-4 record. They were 24-14-3 their home ice during the regular season.
Washington enters Game 1 of the first round finishing the season with a 42-32-8 record. They were 16-21-4 on the road during the regular season.
The playoff series:
The playoff series is currently tied at 0-0.
Where to watch:
The game can be watched live nationwide on NBCS or CBC.
The season statistic leaders:
Injuries to note:
Washington: Tomas Vokoun (groin), Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Tom Poti (groin).
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All stats provided by NHL.com
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