Trying to avoid elimination, the Boston Bruins hold a 2-1 lead after one period of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals.
Boston was able to score first when Rich Peverly scored his third goal of the playoffs at the 5:56 mark of the first period.
Washington answered when Mike Green took a slap shot that deflected off of Greg Zannon and past Bruins goalie Tim Thomas into the net. Joel Ward and Roman Hamerlik picked up assists on the score.
The Bruins picked up a big goal when David Krejci scored a power play goal with 3:12 left in the period.
Boston has been the agressor in the first period, holding an 22-14 advantage in hits. The Bruins have also seen a majority of the scoring chances, outshooting the Capitals, 11-10.