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2012 NHL Playoffs, Bruins Vs. Capitals, Game 5: Teams Play To Scoreless Tie In First Period

The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins continued their defensive ways in the first period of their critical Game 5 matchup at TD Garden, with the two teams playing to a scoreless tie in the first period on Saturday afternoon.

Washington gave Boston an early power play opportunity, as John Carlson was called for goaltender interference after running head-on into Boston goalie Tim Thomas.

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The Bruins were unable to convert, however, and are now 0-15 in the series with the man advantage.

Braden Holtby and Tim Thomas were once again the stars in the first period, as they have been all series long, Holtby stopped all 10 shots he face in the first twenty minutes, with Thomas turning away all 11 Capitals attempts at the Boston net.

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.