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BOXSCORE | RECAP
Boston 4, Washington 3
When: 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, April 22, 2012
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, District Of Columbia
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Paul Devorski
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Greg Devorski
Attendance: 18506


BRUINS 4, CAPITALS 3 (OT): Tyler Seguin scored the game-winning goal at 3:17 in overtime as visiting Boston evened its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Washington at three games apiece.

After Nicklas Backstrom turned the puck over in the neutral zone, Seguin accepted a feed from Milan Lucic and outwaited Braden Holtby before wristing the puck into the net to force Game 7 in Boston on Wednesday. The marker was Seguin’s first goal of the series.

Washington captain Alex Ovechkin knotted the contest at 3-3 with 4:52 left in the third period after wristing the puck between the pads of Tim Thomas. Thomas made 36 saves for his 29th career playoff victory.

Defenseman Andrew Ference pinched in from the blue line and buried a rebound at 11:57 of the third period to give the Bruins the 3-2 advantage.

Rich Peverley and David Krejci added a goal and an assist apiece for Boston.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo (leg) didn’t play. ... Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask (groin) served as backup to Thomas. ... Every game in the series has been decided by one goal.

Top Game Performances
 
Boston   Washington
Andrew Ference 2 Points Nicklas Backstrom 2
Andrew Ference 1 Goals Jason Chimera 1
Milan Lucic 2 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 2
David Krejci 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .923 Save Percentage Braden Holtby .871
Tim Thomas 36 Saves Braden Holtby 27
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 31 4 1-5 4-4 10 40
Washington 39 3 0-4 4-5 12 42
Upcoming Games
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Capitals have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Washington. The Bruins have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .697 after a loss.