Monday, April 16, 2012

Game Three -- Bruins and Capitals, April 16 2012

Low scoring contests and stingy goaltenders have highlighted the first two games of the Bruins and Capitals series, the low scoring aspect not something that you might consider when it comes to the Capitals who still, somehow have found a way to head home with a split in their first round series.

The story thus far, hasn't been the exploits of Ovie and his pals, but of the previously unknown goaltender for the Caps, Braden Holtby who clearly has captured the imagination of hockey (especially the Boston media) with his stellar performances of games one and two.

As goes Holbty, perhaps so go the Caps.  At least that seems to be the storyline in Boston.

Game Three-- Boston 4 at Washington 3 

Boston leads the series 2 games to 1 

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Boston Herald-- As things get nasty, B's get stronger
Boston Herald-- Zdeno Chara strike zaps Caps
Boston Herald-- No secret to success
Boston Herald-- Big goal by Daniel Paille sparks momentum
NESN-- Capitals unwise to Poke the Bear ...
NESN-- Dale Hunter accuses Bruins of Targeting Nicklas Backstrom's head
NESN-- Karl Alzner apologizes to Brad Marchand at Bruins' Team Bus
NESN-- Nicklas Backstrom Facing Automatic Game 4 Suspension
Washington Times-- Capitals' home ice advantage melts on late Chara goal
Washington Times-- Thin line between victory and defeat for Caps
Washington Times-- Holtby's magic vanishes in Game 3
Washington Post-- Bruins edge Capitals for 2-1 series lead
Washington Post-- Nicklas Backstrom deserves a spot in Game 4
Washington Post-- Fans taunt Thomas with Obama signs
Washington Post-- Bruins puzzled by Backstrom's cross check
Globe and Mail-- Backstrom the latest star in hot water

Pre Game

Boston Herald-- Bruins must create better shots to beat Caps' Braden Holtby
Boston Herald-- Alex Ovechkin: Righty guy, wrong sweater
Boston Herald-- First line again struggles to start postseason
Boston Herald-- Checking accounts for only so much
NESN-- Bruins can't afford another No Show ...
NESN-- B's head to Washington looking to regain series lead
NESN-- Bruins confident 'Determined' as they prepare for Rematch with Capitals
Washington Post-- Capitals goalie Braden Holtby has learned to focus, manage his energy
Washington Post-- Monday one timers
Washington Post-- Now it's the Washington Capitals who are applying the defence
Washington Post-- Capitals' Mike Green: "This is the best I've felt in two years'
Washington Times-- It's not odd Capitals' series is even
Washington Times-- Are Caps showing the results of playoff lessons learned?
Washington Times-- Braden Holtby unflappable in net for his second straight stellar effort
Globe and Mail-- Bruins head to DC to try to solve 'patient' Capitals

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Previous items on the Series

Game Two
Game One

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