Thursday, April 19, 2012

Game Four -- Bruins at Capitals -- April 19, 2012

Accusations of cheap shots, actual shots and lots of talk, so far a regular run of the mill series featuring the defending Stanley Cup champs, the Boston Bruins.

The Bears and the Capitals renew acquaintances in the US capital tonight, as the Bruins seek to add one more game to the win totals, looking for a little space between themselves and the pesky Capitals, who having actually found a way to make the playoffs, now seemingly wouldn't mind sticking around for a bit of time.

To do that however will require at least one game without the services of Nicklas Backstrom, assessed a one game suspension for his cross check to the visor of Rich Peverly as time expired in the third period of Game 3.

While the Caps may have a point that the issuance of justice seems a little haphazard at the moment, controlling the stupid stuff on the ice, is probably the best path towards an extended stay in the playoffs, otherwise, power play opportunities will be welcomed by the Bruins, who seem to have a knack of scoring a goal on the PP that provides for the desired result.

Game Four-- Boston 1  at Washington 2  

Series is tied at 2 games  each 

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Boston Herald-- Braden Holtby's 44 saves lifts Capitals past Bruins
Boston Herald-- Start finishes Tim Thomas
Boston Herald-- Patrice Bergeron none to happy
Boston Herald-- Bruins best not good enough
Boston Herald-- Braden Holtby does anything to stop pucks
NESN-- Crowd noise led to Clock problems at end of Bruins-Capitals Game
NESN-- Tim Thomas may not perform at 2011 level, but solid performances key...
NESN-- Bruins head home even with Capitals, but Momentum is clearly on Washington's...
NESN-- Bruins still allowing Braden Holtby to get too comfortable ...
NESN-- Washington lobbying may have paid off as Power Plays help Capitals
Washington Post-- Capitals may have Bruins right where they want them
Washington Post-- John Erskine made an impact for Caps in Game 4
Washington Post-- Power play lifts Caps, continues to frustrate Bruins in Game 4
Washington Post-- Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom reunited on top line during practice
Washington Post-- Braden Holtby stands tall as Capitals even series with Bruins
Washington Times-- Playoff hockey doesn't get much better than this
Washington Times-- Braden Holtby steals Game 4 as Capitals even series with Bruins
Washington Times-- Alexander Semin heating up just when the Capitals need him most
Washington Times-- Discipline has been disjointed in NHL postseason
Globe and Mail-- Capitals edge Bruins to tie series
National Post-- Capitals even series with Bruins

Pre Game

Boston Herald-- Bruins need Tyler Seguin to break out
Boston Herald-- Claude Julien strongly refutes Dale Hunter's accusations
Boston Herald-- Violent reaction to winning formula
Boston Herald-- Karl Alzner answers to Milan Lucic outcry
NESN-- Nicklas Backstrom Suspension could be difference in Bruins-Capitals series
NESN-- Ted Leonsis, Dale Hunter lead the charge as Capitals Lobby for calls ...
NESN-- Should Milan Lucic fight Karl Alzner in Game 4?
NESN-- B's look to take Control of Series Against Capitals in Game 4
Washington Post-- Capitals, Bruins trade words in advance of Game 4
Washington Post-- Capitals-Bruins series predictably gets chippy
Washington Post-- How hitting affects Alex Ovechkin's scoring
Washington Times-- Capitals must rise above it when going gets "stuff"
Washington Times-- Nicklas Backstrom regrets drawing suspension
Washington Times-- Coach Claude Julien bristles at accusations that Bruins are ...

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Previous items on this series

Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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