The Bruins are looking to carry over Game 1′s win on Thursday with another win today at home while the Washington Capitals are trying to split the series and build up some momentum of their own. Despite having 30 shots on net, the Bruins only managed to get one overtime goal past Braden Holtby, the rookie goalie making his NHL playoff debut. Not going to lie, I was VERY impressed with Holtby. On the other end, I was just as impressed with Tim Thomas. Thomas looked like the same goalie as he was during last year’s cup run and that’s a very good sign.
In game 1, Washington had a very strong defensive game which is in part why the Bruins weren’t able to make any of their shots on net count up until overtime. What they need to work on is their offense. The Capitals only managed 17 shots on net in the entire game. The Bruins capitalized on puck possession for 50 minutes of the game. In fact the only time I was really worried was the final ten minutes, when the Caps managed a random spurt of energy.
The lack of offense from the Caps was due to the B’s bringing the defense. Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg were on Alex Ovechkin the entire game. I was impressed by how well they held Ovechkin through out the game.
I think both teams have their share of things to work on . Obviously scoring goals is one of those things. I think the team that scores the first goal today will be very important.
Puck drops at 3pm and you can catch the game on NBC. BELIEVE IN BOSTON!!