The Washington Capitals have evened their 2012 Eastern Conference opening round playoff series with the Boston Bruins at one game apiece after a 2-1 double overtime win Saturday at TD Garden.
Nicklas Backstrom scored at 2:56 of the second overtime on an assist from Marcus Johansson.
Braden Holtby was tremendous in goal for the Capitals. The Washington youngster stopped 43 of the 44 shots faced in Game 2, giving him 72 saves on 74 shots in the series.
Much maligned Alexander Semin played terrific defensively for the Capitals, particularly in the overtime periods. Fellow Russian Alexander Ovechkin shook off a pedestrian Game 1 to contribute offensively (three shots on goal, one blocked shot) and defensively (five hits) in Game 2.
The Bruins and Capitals will meet again on Monday in Game 3, when the series shifts to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
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