In game three of round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Wasington Capitals, the Bruins won this game 4-3 in regulation. This is the first time in the series that a game has not gone into overtime. The goal of tonight's game was to get a lot more scoring and Boston achieved that goal completely. The game went back and forth but when the game was tied and there was 1:53 left in the game, Zdeno Chara's slapshot put the Bruins on top. Rich Peverley, Daniel Paille, Brian Rolston, and Zdeno Chara were the goal scorers for Boston.
Brian Holtby was good but not as great as he had been in the past two games against the Bruins, making 25 saves in this game. There were a lot more hits and penalties in this one. Also, there were a lot more fights in game three as well. Considering that Boston was second in the league in scoring during the regular season, they are more than capable of scoring goals and they finally showcased their offencive talents in this crucial game. The Boston Bruins now lead this series 2-1. Be sure to watch game four of this series on April 19 at 7:30 in Washington on CBC, NBCSN, RDS, or NESN.