Capitals Vs. Bruins, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 6: Alex Ovechkin Goal Sends Game To Overtime

Just like the first five games in the Washington-Boston series, the sixth will be decided by one goal. After regulation, the teams are tied at three, with a sudden death overtime coming up.

The Bruins took a lead with a score off of a rebound by Andrew Ference, but Alex Ovechkin came through for the Capitals to tie the game with under five minutes to go and send the game into overtime.

Ference's goal came on an odd-man rush created by an Alexander Semin turnover. Braden Holtby was able to stop the initial shot by Tyler Seguin, but the puck bounced right to Ference, who was able to slot it into the uncovered left side of the net.

A few minutes later, Nicklas Backstrom won a faceoff in the Bruins' zone which popped out to Ovechkin. The Capitals' captain snapped the puck towards net and somehow it trickled its way through the Bruins' defense and past Tim Thomas into the net.

Ovechkin had put a shot off of the crossbar earlier, but not this time. Ovie has seven shots on goal in the game - expect more.

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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