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Discuss: Bruins defeat Capitals 4-3 in overtime, force Game 7

Apr 22, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

An up and down game with goals being traded back and forth was meant to go to overtime.

With the Bruins having their backs against the wall they responded by dominating the extra period and seeing Tyler Seguin make his first impact in the series a big one scoring the game-winning goal to give the Bruins a 4-3 win and force a Game 7 back in Boston.

As for some discussion points, here’s a few to hit up in the comments:

—- Alex Ovechkin didn’t dominate play, but picked a great moment to get the Caps back in the game scoring the game-tying goal in the third.

—- Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference is a noted environmentalist and of course he would have a goal and an assist on Earth Day.

—- Neither Braden Holtby nor Tim Thomas looked like world beaters in Game 6. Someone’s going to have to do it in Game 7 to help their team move on to the second round.

—- How good has Nicklas Backstrom looked in this series for the Caps? His faceoff win to set up Ovechkin’s goal in the third was reminiscent of Adam Oates.

—- Tyler Seguin seemed to find his niche in Game 6 playing like the offensive threat that he’s meant to be. They’ll need him to do that again in Game 7.

—- Don’t suppose people are feeling too bad for Brad Marchand and his theatrics costing the Bruins a goal, are they?

  1. dropthepuckeh - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    And the big guns show up for the Bruins and they deliver. Despite the obligatory 3rd period penalty on Pouliot, Thomas shows why he is reigning Vezina/Conn Smythe. Interesting series Caps fans but sorry to disappoint. The Bruins win Game 7’s….

    • jpelle82 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      seguin has picked it up. great game in game 5 and the game winner in game 6. caps are in trouble, they cant match his speed and it was just a matter of time before he started getting the bounces his way. look for him to give the caps fits in game 7, he is on his game now.

  2. bag217 - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Great series so far, looking forward to game 7.

  3. cowboys282 - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Been seeing a lot of Caps fans coming out of the woodwork lately acting like they won something.

    Bet we won’t hear from them today.

  4. dropthepuckeh - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Like Alzner they apologize and/ or hide. 4th game is hardest to win, Caps fans certainly know that from their past failures.

  5. mgp1219 - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    I would like to personally thank Dennis Wideman for being out of position yet again for the game winning goal.

  6. ravenscaps48 - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    I can’t wait until the Capitals get some Defensemen in the offseason when they unload Green, Wideman, and Schultz

    • mgp1219 - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      you cn have Corvo.

      • ravenscaps48 - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM

        Been there, Done that!… Hopefully Ryan Suter hits the Market… I will find Ted Leonsis’ House and beg him to sign Suter

  7. dropthepuckeh - Apr 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    you throwing in the towel @ravenscaps48? Still one more, keep the faith brother!

    • ravenscaps48 - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM

      I’m not giving up!… I just wish Dennis Wideman was pulled for Dmitry Orlov… At least he can be held acountable for “Rookie Mistakes”… Dennis Wideman is 29 Years Old… He still makes “Rookie Mistakes”…. AWFUL

      • ravenscaps48 - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

        the one guy that threw a thumbs down on it is either Dennis Wideman himself, or one of his relatives

      • nolesshabitual - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

        Bruins fan seconding the wideman hate, so glad to be rid of him

  8. cspsrbums - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Caps will begone this year we will be them on Boston we have all year game o e was their only lucky game in OT

    • banshee950 - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

      ok then, do you wear a hockey helmet all the time, but never play? anyway…awesome game, I was definitly nervous about this seris with all the unknowns on the Caps. We couldn’t have asked for a better match up. either way weds night, its been fun Caps fans, I hope we leave you in the dust and i have a new favorite east rival!!! GO B’s!!!!!

  9. dropthepuckeh - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    At the risk of giving credit and kudos to a major corporate giant….Thank you to NBC/Universal for the tremendous coverage of the NHL this year. Being able to see every playoff game is so incredible and having this forum, while aggravating at times (habsman), is a great place to engage in a fun back and forth. While the writes take a lot of crap from everyone, including me, I am so happy there such an active hockey community here to discuss.

    and with all that love I will add that I look forward to Vancouver joining the Penguins on the chokers sidelines.

    • coacheskid - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      Minus the anti-bruins coverage I agree

      To say segiun has been a non factor? He’s been the bs best offensive player and if not for holtby playing fantastic TS could have 4 goals easy

      • drewsylvania - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:18 PM

        Uh, the only game in which Seguin wasn’t a nonfactor was Game 6.

  10. crazemastercraze - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    wow, could the caps be any lazier? they looked like they were half asleep during OT. i know they played the day before but come on backstrom. look at everyone who was on the ice for the caps during that goal too. as typical as it could get. they deserve to lose!

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM

      Back to back playoff games has to be tiring though

  11. charliework21 - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Riveting series. It’s no surprise that there will be a game 7, and banshee950 is definitely right about a rivalry developing between these two teams. It’s almost a shame that this is only a first round match-up because it feels like a conference championship.

    At any rate, the Caps will take game 7 by the score of 5-3 with an empty netter to put the game away.

  12. 8man - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    I don’t make predictions. But the fact that there has never been a series go to a game 7 when all six previous games were decided by one goal, until now, tells me a lot.

    The Caps may yet win this series and oust the Bruins, but at least the Bs aren’t the Penguins.

    And for all the haters and Caps fans who predicted doom and gloom last night, you are gonna have to wait until Thursday morning until you can do that again.

  13. myvickinabox14 - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    You guys are so nice to each other. Nothing like flyers penguins.

    • coacheskid - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:58 PM

      Havent met habsman yet eh?

  14. arbruins - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Hey Habsman, I believe I saw Colin Campbell in the stands wearing a Bruins sweater…go figure!

  15. sabatimus - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    I’m glad the B’s were able to pull this one out. (disclaimer: NO ONE is going to enjoy the following truths:) The refs tried their hardest to screw them, but it didn’t work. Blatant jumping charge at Kelly? No call. Blatant SEVEN SKATERS (yes, SEVEN) on the ice for the Caps? No call. And who the hell knows the correct interpretation of an icing is anymore, because I sure don’t. And this only scratches the surface.

    • sabatimus - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      This isn’t to say the Caps haven’t been playing fantastic defense all series, and that Holtby hasn’t been standing on his head. Because they have. I just loathe it when refs call games so badly that the words “collusion” come into your head.

    • sabatimus - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      This isn’t to say the Caps haven’t been playing fantastic defense all series, and that Holtby hasn’t been standing on his head. Because they have. I just loathe it when refs call games so badly that the word “collusion” come into your head.

      • sabatimus - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

        Eek sorry about double post.

  16. theblakfox - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Marchand theatrics? Guy was bleeding out his face, stop acting like a jabroni….

    • sabatimus - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

      Marchand did pirouette and fall on the ice though, and thereby turned the play into a 5 on 4 for the Caps, directly leading to the goal. I’m not sure if there was anything really there in terms of a penalty, though I did see the blood.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

        it was at the very least an interference call and Marchand certainly could have received an unsportsmanlike for his dive

    • coacheskid - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      Hockey flow. Was it a dive or the fact he got a tooth knocked out? (even
      If it was by his own stick it still hurts like a mofo)

    • bcjim - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM

      Oh please. Watch the video. I saw the blood too. For all I know he bit his own tongue to save face. It certainly appears Chimera had nothing to do with it.

      Justice was served there….dive = goal. Play like a man, not a girl.

      • dropthepuckeh - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

        If diving = a goal the series would be over. If playing like a man involves cross checks to the face routinely and then going down like your shot when your touched, then I’ll take the chicks. I’m guessing bcjim is a bitter Canucks fan who is still trolling from last year. Ironic to troll for diving though eh?

      • bcjim - Apr 23, 2012 at 9:19 AM

        Not a Canucks fan, Capitals fan. Been to Canada once.

  17. pastabelly - Apr 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Sideman may be bad. Corvo is worse. The B’s miss McQuaid in the worst way.

  18. caps247 - Apr 23, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    I don’t see us getting far in the playoffs with Wideman, Shultz, and Hamrlik as our “top” defensemen. I like Green, he’s a good franchise player, but that injury totally threw him off his groove and he had his worst scoring drought ever. He did score last night, but he is known for scoring more, especially on the PP with his amazing skating and shot, but hasn’t been able to deliver much after that injury. Plus, he is a decent defender at best. He is more suited to being on the offensive side.

  19. bd0986 - Apr 23, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    So Caps fans. I see your captain scored last night. I also see he was on the ice for GWG. There’s a reason he’s getting so few minutes late in the game. He doesn’t backcheck, he cherry picks most of the time he’s on the ice, he’s out of place defensively most of the time, he never kills penalties. Instead of Ovie and his limited capabilities, Caps should trade him for some two-way players instead, regardless of how far the team goes in the playoffs.

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