The Washington Capitals are heading home with an edge in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Boston Bruins. Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal 2:56 into the second overtime period to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory. The win ties the series at 1-1 and gives Washington the home-ice advantage as things shift back to Verizon Center for Game 3 and 4.
Backstrom actually lost the face-off, but Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk was unable to clear the loose puck. Marcus Johansson then picked it up below the blue line and threw it through two Bruins and back out to Backstrom, who was all alone in prime shooting position. The shot beat Tim Thomas on the stick side, sealing up the victory.