The Washington Capitals showed no ill effects from their 1-0 overtime loss in Game 1 of their first round playoff series with the Boston Bruins, coming out aggressive in Game 2 and managing multiple scoring chances though no goals in the game's first twenty minutes.
The two teams were chippy again, tussling early and often. Zdeno Charra provided Washington with their first scoring chance less than two minutes into the game, getting sent to the penalty box for hooking Alexander Ovechkin. The Caps mustered five shots on goal but did not score on the power play. Washington also failed to score on the power playe 11 minutes later after a Chris Kelly hooking call.
Mike Green returned the favor midway through the period, giving Boston the man advantage. Washington held Boston scoreles, and the Capitals are now five for five on penalty kills in the series.
Braden Holtby continued his stellar work in net for Washington, stopping all 10 shots faced in the first period. Of course, Boston goaltender Tim Thomas has been equally as good in the series, turning away all 26 Washington shots faced in Games 1 and 2.
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