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2012 NHL Playoffs, Capitals Vs. Bruins Game 2: Washington, Boston Headed To Overtime Tied 1-1

The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins are headed to overtime for the second game in a row, tied 1-1 after three periods in Game 2 of their opening round 2012 Eastern Conference playoff series with the Boston Bruins.

After Washington entered the period leading 1-0, Boston evened the score at the 12:13 mark of the third period, as Benoit Pouliot scored on Caps netminder Braden Holtby as Holtby left the crease to poke check the puck away. It was only the second goal Holtby has allowed on 59 shots in the series.

Alexander Ovechkin has rebounded from a tough Game 1, and though the Russian has yet to score in Game 2 he has displayed an excellent balance of aggressiveness offensively and defensively, taking three shots, having one shot blocked and delivering four hits through 60 minutes of regulation play.

We'll have plenty more on these games and the rest of the 2012 NHL Playoffs on SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more news, analysis, and discussion on Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For the opponent's perspective all series, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder. You can also head over to the SB Nation NHL hub page for more on hockey news as the playoffs begin.