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1st RD - Caps vs. Bruins

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Schedule:

Game 1 @ Boston, Thursday, April 12th @ 7:30 PM

Game 2 @ Boston, Saturday, April 14th @ 3:00 PM

Game 3 vs Boston, Monday, April 16th @ 7:30 PM

Game 4 vs Boston, Thursday, April 19th @ 7:30 PM

Game 5 (If Necessary) @ Boston, Saturday, April 21st @ 3:00 PM

Game 6 (If Necessary) vs Boston, Sunday, April 22nd, Time TBD

Game 7 (If Necessary) @ Boston, Wednesday, April 25th, Time TBD

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Schedule:

Game 1 @ Boston, Thursday, April 12th @ 7:30 PM

Game 2 @ Boston, Saturday, April 14th @ 3:00 PM

Game 3 vs Boston, Monday, April 16th @ 7:30 PM

Game 4 vs Boston, Thursday, April 19th @ 7:30 PM

Game 5 (If Necessary) @ Boston, Saturday, April 21st @ 3:00 PM

Game 6 (If Necessary) vs Boston, Sunday, April 22nd, Time TBD

Game 7 (If Necessary) @ Boston, Wednesday, April 25th, Time TBD

I don't like how the schedule is set up with that extra day of rest btwn games 3 and 4, leads to a potential back to back day of games played for 5 & 6. I know this is done b/c of TV, but I wish they would just stick to playing every other day.

Tough matchup for sure but one that they can still win. I haven't heard anything about Neuvy being back so it could be up to Holtby to get the job done. It looks like Backstrom is rounding back into form as well which will be a big plus for the team.

Most "experts" will probably pick the Bruins but I think that will be good for the Caps with the pressure being off of them. I'm not ready to make a pick for this one yet but I think the Caps have a solid shot of winning this matchup.

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Being afar from the action here in FL I had all but given up on these guys but reading all of the posts in the second half thread from you "experts" I now see the light. Finally, they aren't favorites, no pressure on Ovie and with Backstrom back and Holtby, maybe they can start a roll. The last few years they were expected to win and failed. Can Dale Hunter's grinder like philosophy work now? It's us against Boston again and I like our chances.

The morning paper here had playoff articles and in the Bruins/Caps read, not one word about the Caps in the whole article save for the teams playing. The whole thing was about how the Bruins want another cup, blah blah. Go Caps!

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I don't like how the schedule is set up with that extra day of rest btwn games 3 and 4, leads to a potential back to back day of games played for 5 & 6. I know this is done b/c of TV, but I wish they would just stick to playing every other day.

Tough matchup for sure but one that they can still win. I haven't heard anything about Neuvy being back so it could be up to Holtby to get the job done. It looks like Backstrom is rounding back into form as well which will be a big plus for the team.

Most "experts" will probably pick the Bruins but I think that will be good for the Caps with the pressure being off of them. I'm not ready to make a pick for this one yet but I think the Caps have a solid shot of winning this matchup.

Ideally they woulda went with Monday and Wednesday, but the Wizards have a scheduled game that night with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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It would be ironic if this was the year the Caps made a deep run in the playoffs, after losing early to a lower seeded team so many times.

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Good Lord I'm sick of my teams facing Boston teams in the post-season.

Boston is the one team out of 7 others I really didn't want to see in the first, but gotta beat the best to win I guess. HOLTBY...HOLTBY!!!

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Game 1 tonight! I'm not making any predictions for this series, but I do think the Caps have a solid shot to win it. Something else that should help our chances: Dale Hunter has finally repaired Carlson and Alzner. Why he ever split those two up is beyond me, but having those two together gives a great shut down pairing and should also help Carlson's offensive game.

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I think Holtby needs to get off to a hot start tonight to help his confidence for this series. Would like to see him make a couple nice saves early to help calm him down.

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Game threads? Or is there not enough activity here and just throw it all in a whole series thread?

Yeah, doubt there would be enough activity in an individual game thread, IMO.

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Boston has dominated on offense the first 5 minutes, they've had pressure in our zone the whole game. Holtby has been great, seemingly very poised so far.

On another note, this is the second time Tim Thomas has taken a little hit from the Caps, I like it.

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Game threads? Or is there not enough activity here and just throw it all in a whole series thread?

I think we did a round by round thread last year, there's only like 10 of us though.

BTW...Holtby ;)

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I'm not very good familiar with Holtby. Can anyone fill me in? Thanks in advance.

He's 22, from Canada, and back when we had Varly and Neuvy just trying to come up and break out I started telling everyone that I saw Holtby and thought he was better than either of them but was a couple years younger. Now he's finally got a chance to step up, so I'm hoping I don't look like a moron.

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