Capitals Vs. Bruins, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 6: Rich Peverly, David Krejci Fighting To Keep Boston Alive

Looks like the Bruins aren't ready to give up their Stanley Cup defense just yet. Facing elimination in Washington, Boston leads the Capitals by the score of 2-1 after the first period on Sunday.

The Bruins 23-2-0 when leading after the first period this season, which is ridiculous and bodes well for this series going to Game 7. But enough stats. To the goals!

Six minutes into the game, Richard Peverly struck first as Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron were in on the assist. Bergeron got the credit at first, but it was switched to Peverly, who had a heck of a redirect to to tip in the puck.


Not four minutes later, Mike Green tied the game with a blast that glanced off a Bruins and slipped around Tim Thomas. Nothing the Boston goalie could do on a shot coming that fast, and changing direction's that quickly ... especially when his vision is impaired by a scrum in front of the net. It was Green's first goal of the playoffs, and he picked a good time to show up. (Then lots of people on Twitter made jokes about "Green" scoring on "Earth Day." Jokes!)

This goal is best enjoyed in GIF form:

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The final goal of the period was delivered by David Krejci on the Bruins power play. The tally came with three minutes left in the first period, reclaiming the lead for the Bruins. It was also Krejci's first of the postseason, and a nice comeback for him after he was KO'd by a pain of glass. Hmmmm. Did the refs miss an interference call on Bergeron that lead to the goal?


For the Boston fan perspective, head to Stanley Cup of Chowder and SB Nation Boston. For thoughts from the Caps side, head to SB Nation D.C. and Jasper's Rink.

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