Game of the Night: Bruins @ Capitals

April 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) makes a save on Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the third period in game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center. The Bruins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

For the first time in these playoffs CBC has the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins as their headline game. The reigning Stanley Cup champions have a great opportunity to grab a stranglehold on Washington, who have been outplayed pretty severely in the first three games when Nicklas Backstrom is in the lineup.

The aforementioned Backstrom will be sitting this one out, serving a one game suspension for a crosscheck to the face of Rich Peverley. It's an ironic suspension given that Backstrom seemed to be defending himself, and the Bruins have been blatantly targeting his head all series.

Tim Thomas and Braden Holby have both been solid for their teams in the first 3 games, this series is the anti-Pens/Flyers.

Boston won the last game, but it seems that in the process Alex Ovechkin may have awoken from his offensive slumber. The Capitals will need him to be at his best, along with Alexander Semin, in order to have a chance in this series.

While being neutral is all well and good, I'm pretty sure everyone who visits this site regularly wants the Bruins to lose in epic fashion, so Go Caps Go!

Check out the SB Nation sites for the two opponents for the Capitals (Japer's Rink) and the Bruins (Stanley Cup of Chowder).

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