Game of the Night: Capitals @ Bruins

After staving off elimination at the hands of the Washington Capitals in Washington, the Boston Bruins face elimination again tonight, along with the chance to move on themselves.

Tyler Seguin finally broke the goose-egg in scoring the overtime winner, and that's just bad news for Washington. Seguin has been maligned in the media in this series, but has been far and away Boston's most dominant offensive forward, he just hadn't got any results up to that OT.

On the other side, Alex Ovechkin seemed to awake from his slumber last game towards the end, but the question becomes whether or not Hunter will play Ovechkin more than Jay Beagle or Matt Hendricks in game 7?

Another problem for the Capitals is that Braden Holtby no longer looks invincible. Holtby has let in 3+ goals in 3 of his last 4 games, and 3 goals is usually enough for the defensive minded Bruins to squeak out a win.

Hopefully the Bruins will be a bit worn out tonight, as this is their 4th game 7 series in just over a year. Outside of the series against Philadelphia last year, the Bruins really don't make it easy on themselves.

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