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Washington Capitals (36-15-5)


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vs. Phi 
W 2-1
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vs. Bos 
W 2-1
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vs. Bos 
W 3-2
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vs. Bos 
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@ Bos 
3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST4:30 PM CST5:30 PM EST2:30 UAE (+1)18:30 ET19:30 BRT

Nic Dowd scores in OT, Capitals beat Bruins 3-2 in Game 1

WASHINGTON (AP) Nic Dowd deflected in T.J. Oshie's shot from the blue line 4:41 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

The Capitals weathered the loss of starting goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a lower-body injury early on, with backup Craig Anderson making 21 saves without allowing an even-strength goal.

Tom Wilson and Brendon Dillon also scored for the Capitals. Daniel Sprong and Anthony Mantha, making their playoff debuts, each had an assist.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom53
Plus/Minus: D. Orlov16
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin182
PIM: T. Wilson96
Win: V. Vanecek21
Shutouts: I. Samsonov2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 188 (5)
Shots: 1647 (17)
PP%: 24.8% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 527 (5)
Assists: 314 (6)
SH Goals: 2 (28)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 161 (15)
Shots Against: 1612 (21)
PK%: 84.0% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 516 (6)
Shutouts: 4 (17)
Sv%: 0.900 (21)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/15 V. Vanecek Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
5/4 E. Kuznetsov COVID-19 protocol (day-to-day)
5/3 I. Samsonov Disciplinary, COVID-19 protocol (day-to-day)
1/3 M. Kempny Achilles (IR)
1/3 H. Lundqvist Heart (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/12 D. Carr Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/12 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/12 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/12 P. Copley Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/12 G. Pilon Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/12 Z. Fucale Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/11 P. Maillet Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/11 G. Pilon Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/10 P. Copley Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/10 M. Fehervary Designated for assignment Taxi squad
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