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Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 19 2012 at 7:01 PM

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Tonight's Game Notes:

http://capitals.nhl.com/v2/ext/11-12_Game_Notes/041912_vsBOS_G4.pdf

No thug Backstrom, of course...

I want to see the Caps win, but I doubt it. my heart isn't in it.


    
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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:39 PM 

Got the game on, but muted- tipping the audio to Levon Helm and The Band, this evening. 7-8 tracks left to enjoy before the game audio takes precedence.

RIP, Levon. One of the all-time greats.


I guess many of us are now getting to the age where we'll lose several musical idols a year (the last two days, it's been Dick Clark, Greg Ham of Men At Work, and today Levon Helm)...

life is hard- then, we die.

Music has always been my road to surcease of sorrow throughout this life. Where would I be without it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEYJVeinNEw

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:41 PM 

Hi, Roger. I think there are good chances, though. They spread the threat: Ovechkin, Semin and Brouwer are on three different lines, and Ward's line is good too. I think the Caps will try to play like they did in Boston, at least in the first period.

Crazy series between Flyers and Pens. These two teams have no goaltending at all. They should play with 6 skaters.

Game on in Washington. Go, Caps!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:42 PM 

SCORES!!!!!! JOHANSSON.

Great play. Top line Ovechkin-Laich-Johansson has struck.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:44 PM 

Caps are trying to give you a smile. I understand what you're saying, though.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:46 PM 

They scored in the middle of "Life Is a Carnival"... wink.gif

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:50 PM 

Shots are 8-1 Bruins but the Caps' shot was good, hehe.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:51 PM 

Holtby does have a lot of work to do. Caps must have tighter defense.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 7:56 PM 

Green got a stick in his face, but refs didn't see it.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:00 PM 

Another good shift from the 4th line (which includes Knuble, this time). I think they'll score. Ward had a huge chance but he forgot the puck.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:02 PM 

Keep pluggin' away, Caps...

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:02 PM 

11 minutes of play and Thomas has not made a save, LOL.

Still 1-0 Caps.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:07 PM 

So much for the "Thomas no save, Caps lead" game...

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:08 PM 

Ovechkin with a great pass to Laich in front of the net, but not enough room to take a shot. Seconds later, Ovechkin loses the puck and the Bruins thanks to a line change get a 3-on-1 and score!

1-1.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:10 PM 

OK, Roger, but so far:

Thomas: .500
Holtby: .909

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:15 PM 

Caps to the PP!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:16 PM 

Delayed penalty for the Caps, extra attacker, but they don't get into the zone with the puck. A Bruin touches it. PP.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:20 PM 

Well that was a pretty sucky PP...

1-1, end 1st.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:21 PM 

Not the Caps' best PP ever. Killed.

A chance for Beagle's line in the last seconds, and the period ends in a tie, 1-1.

EDIT: Hehe, same analysis.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:28 PM 

SOGs are 14 (Bos)-3 (Caps)... does that sound like a team fighting for its playoff life?

I think not.

Where is friend TAK when we need him?

Elsewhere, thoughts are this looks like two teams out of it at the end of the regular season. I tend to agree.

NEXT GOAL IS HUGE!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:40 PM 

Second period starts with the Bruins still dominating and the Caps not aggressive enough. They trust Holtby too much.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:48 PM 

What a shift! Haha! Ovechkin with a huge hit on Chara, but Bruins get the puck then a chance, Ovechkin back for a good defensive play, he carries the puck back to the offensive zone, it's lost, and Bruins with a shot from where they scored the first two goals of the series, but Holtby gloves it!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:49 PM 

Another huge chance for the Bruins. I hope the Caps will wake up at some point and start playing playoff hockey, because the Holtby wall won't be enough.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:49 PM 

Last I looked, SOGs are 22-5.

The next goal is... dare I say it?

HUGE.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:54 PM 

At Bumper's, excenter says-

We are heading right to asstown.



This is so true. Sorry excuse for a playoff team. Can't shoot, when they do, off the crossbar...

done.

Finito.

Over.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:56 PM 

Oh boy, a PP... let's see how they screw this up.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:57 PM 

4th line out, changed in last second for top line, which badly defends but has a good counter-attack with a shot on the cross bar.

Then the 4th line with a real playoff shift.

Caps on the PP, now.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 8:58 PM 

Oh, my! Wideman with a huge chance!

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:00 PM 

5 SOGs, no red light...

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:01 PM 

That was a good PP, at least, followed with a good ES shift, but also a 3-on-1 for the Bruins.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:02 PM 

It's 1-1 but I feel like it's 2-1 Bruins, hehe. Caps should defend better and wait for their moment.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:03 PM 

The hot money says- the Caps don't see another PP tonight.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:07 PM 

I think the Caps are playing better now. It's more balanced, and even Caps are dominating a little (the Bruins get the odd-man rushes).

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:11 PM 

Better than what?

lol

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:11 PM 

Better than the crap before, hehe.

Perreault's arm not feeling too well.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:13 PM 

Refs see the next one, though. Caps on the PP.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:14 PM 

Ok, I was wrong about not seeing another PP...

Semin!!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:14 PM 

SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES!!!!!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:16 PM 

Holtby with a toe save. The hero of the series.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:17 PM 

End of second, Caps leading 2-1, crowd woke up.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:17 PM 

With an average goalie in the Caps' net, it would be 5-2 Bruins.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:42 PM 

I missed the beginning of the third period, but it's still 2-1.

14:30 left to regulation.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:48 PM 

4th line almost scored like I hoped they would.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:53 PM 

Knuble flattens Boychuk, Caps on the PK.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:58 PM 

Great kill by the Caps!

Announcer says: "Get the T-shirt made, 'Held by Holtby'"

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 9:59 PM 

Haha, another "held by Holtby" and the other announcer is claiming the rights for the T-shirt.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 10:01 PM 

Icing against the Bruins. But as soon as Chara and Seidenberg go out, Ovechkin should jump to the ice and try his chance.

Actually, Ovechkin goes against that pairing without waiting any more.

Wideman with a puck to the face.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 10:07 PM 

4 minutes. It's like a double minor to kill, hehe, but 5-on-5.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 10:08 PM 

Wideman with an awesome game.

2 minutes now.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins

April 19 2012, 10:11 PM 

Hendricks with a fabulous race to the puck, to cancel an icing (his second race won in the last minutes).

Wideman another clear.

"Held by Holtby" with 9.5 left. Timeout Bruins.

Game restarts but clock doesn't start in time, and game ends with a last "held by Holtby".

Something wrong happened there, but fortunately Caps stopped everything.

Series tied 2-2. Congrats to the Caps!!!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 19 2012, 10:18 PM 

Devils also tied their series at home 2-2. Clemmensen gave up 4 goals, so Theodore should be back next time for the Panthers.

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 19 2012, 10:18 PM 

Looks like you fell asleep or had better to do, Roger, so I tell you good night, and see you next time. Next game is huge, hehe.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 19 2012, 10:19 PM 

I nodded out and missed it!

Let's go, Caps!!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 20 2012, 1:56 PM 

It took 6 SECONDS (!!!) for the clock to start when play resumed with 9.5 seconds left, and the Bruins got 2 chances in the final 5 seconds of play, that is to say beyond regulation time. Good thing they didn't score, what a mess it would have been for the refs to review that.

 
 

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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 20 2012, 6:01 PM 

Wouldn't have counted, according to the "official" line on NHL.com...

you're correct, a little too much George Dickel #12 and a little too little passionate hockey on the tube, I dropped like a Rock (the Red)...

Check the shift charts on the game- Ovechkin, Semin and Green had very little time in the 3rd. No idea if it was a discipline thing or just resting them up for the back-to-back games since Boston had very little interest last night. The scrubs took care of business, anyway.

Speculation on NHLN is that Ovechkin is injured, the result of his heavy collision with Chara in the 2nd- he skated very little after that, and at least twice the shifts he did have were cut short by stoppages.

We shall see.

LET'S GO, CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 


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Re: Game 4 Quarterfinals - Vs. Boston Bruins (W 2-1)

April 20 2012, 7:51 PM 

In the third, I think the 3rd and 4th lines were more needed than the snipers, because the Caps were dominated and it was like a 20-minute penalty killing.

7:53 of play in Pittsburgh, now, and still 0-0, I can't believe it. wink.gif

 
 
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