The Washington Capitals had to play their butts off down the stretch to even make it into the 2012 NHL Playoffs, and their reward? I a matchup with the defending Stanley Cup Champions in the first round. Not exactly a prize. The series starts in Boston on Thursday night, where the Capitals will try to steal one from a team that may be overlooking them in the first game of a series. Here is all the information you need to find the game on Thursday night.
Game Date & Time: Thurs. April 12th, 7:30 pm EST
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV Schedule: NBC Sports Network (Nationally), CSN (In local Washington & Baltimore area)
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