Boston had a golden opportunity early in the period after Alex Ovechkin had a nasty high stick on Zedeno Chara, giving the Bruins a four-minute power play. The Bruins couldn't convert, allowing the Capitals to gain momentum.
The Capitals outshot the Bruins 15-5 in the period, but stellar play from Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has kept the Capitals from gaining an advantage. He has stopped 23-of-25 shots faced.
Washington finally got a breakthrough late in the period when Jason Chimera scored his first goal of the playoffs with just 42 seconds left in the period.
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