The Capitals promised to stay away from the all of the post-whistle scrums they fell prey to in Game 3.
It looks like a one-game punishment for Nicklas Backstrom will turn into a one-game opportunity for Mathieu Perreault and Mike Knuble.
BOSTON Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as we dissect the Capitals 1-0 overtime loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Thursday night at TD Garden:
BOSTON Braden Holtby needed to be perfect, and on Thursday night he was one shot short of perfection.
The Boston Bruins have seven forwards and two defensemen who stand 6 feet 2 or better and 11 players who weigh 200 pounds or more.
But are they any bigger or badder than the Capitals?