Sunday, April 22, 2012

Game Six-- Boston and Washington-- April 22, 2012

The Capitals, a team many suspected would not have a long shelf life in this playoff season are in the most enviable position of sending the Stanley Cup champions packing, with the NHL offering up that chance as part of a return engagement in BC from Saturday's game in Boston.

In a strange twist of time management, the Bruins and Caps will be back on the ice but 24 hours later, this time in front of a Washington crowd that perhaps wasn't confident of an extended playoff run at the start of the series, but no, with a hard earned victory in Boston yesterday, may feel that they have the Stanley Cup champs on the ropes.

The quick turn around is such that the pre game talking points have merged with the post game ones from Saturday, making for an easier work load for journalists (and bloggers for that matter) but still sets the scene for a most pivotal game six.

Game Six-- Boston 4 at Washington 3 (OT) 

The series is tied at 3 games each

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Boston Herald-- B's force another Game 7
Boston Herald-- Can't keep Patrice Bergeron down
Boston Herald-- Tim Thomas finds groove again
Boston Herald-- Rich Peverly makes his mark
Boston Herald-- No longer missing link, Tyler Seguin saves Bruins
Boston Herald-- Andrew Ference produces
NESN-- Patrice Bergeron, Tim Thomas Among Major Factors for Bruins Going into overtime
NESN-- Bruins evoke shades of 2011 with Struggling Power Play, Spectacular Saves...
NESN-- Patrice Bergeron adds to impressive legacy by playing through pain...
NESN-- Tyler Seguin makes first goal of Playoffs count for Bruins
NESN-- What Do the Bruins have to do to win Game 7 Against Capitals?
NESN-- Claude Julien expects Bruins to be ready for Game 7
Washington Post-- Bruins edge Capitals in overtime to force Game 7
Washington Post-- Boston Bruins were fortunate to force Game 7 against the Washington Capitals
Washington Post-- Washington, Boston have differing Game 7 histories
Washington Post-- Game 7 will be a fitting end to closely-contested series
Washington Post-- Persistence pays off for Boston Bruins centre Tyler Seguin
Washington Post-- Capitals are familiar with Game 7's
Washington Times-- Capitals still waiting to exhale
Washington Times-- Capitals at their best playing a man down
Washington Times-- Capitals fall in OT, head to Boston for Game 7
Globe and Mail-- Bruins force Game 7 against Capitals
National Post-- Tyler Seguin's overtime winner sends Bruins and Capitals to Game 7

Pre Game

Boston Herald-- Tim Thomas cracks under third period pressure
Boston Herald-- Questionable call leaves Bruins in bind
Boston Herald-- Bruins best forwards fall flat
Boston Herald-- Balanced lines are difference for Caps
Boston Herald-- Bergy may miss Game 6
Boston Herald-- Coach moves to make Brad Marchand a big factor
NESN-- B's return to Washington looking to stave off elimination in Game 6
NESN-- Tim Thomas will now be at his best with season on the line
NESN-- Bruins drawing on last year's experience as they work to stave off elimination again
NESN-- Brad Marchand receives Claude Julien's message, Turns in Best effort of series
NESN-- Claude Julien, Bruins not pleased with "weak call"
NESN-- Bruins lose more than just a key game with Bergeron, Corvo injured, irate at calls
Washington Post-- Brouwer's goal gives Capitals 4-3 win and 3-2 series advantage
Washington Post-- Mike Knuble turns back time for the Capitals, as Braden Holtby grows up...
Washington Post-- Capitals' 4-3 win in Game 5 puts defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins on...
Washington Post-- Jay Beagle: Entering third period, 'we all knew what had to be done'
Washington Post-- A look at Braden Holtby's highlight reel stop on Tyler Seguin
Washington Times-- Capitals on verge of knocking out Bruins
Washington Times-- Troy Brouwer's game winning snipe an improbable one
Globe and Mail-- Capitals pushing defending champ Bruins to the brink
National Post-- Capitals score late to take lead in series against Bruins

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Previous Items on the Series

Game Five
Game Four
Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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