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Caps lead the Bruins, 2-1, after one period of play

Goals by old friend Michael Nylander and young defenseman Mike Green [1] have the Capitals up by a 2-1 score after the first twenty minutes of play. Nylander potted a garbage goal in front in the final seconds of the first period when Tomas Fleischmann kicked the puck to him at the goal mouth. The Caps hold a 2-1 lead after one period of play.

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas [2] did his best to try and hold them back, but the high-powered Washington Capitals [3] cashed in and drew first blood against the B’s. Just seconds after the Bruins killed off a Marc Savard [4] penalty, Mike Green took a feed from Russian winger Alex Ovechkin [5] and scored on a bomb from the high point just 2:08 into the game. Shawn Thornton [6] tied things up with 9:26 left when he picked off an errant puck and lifted a beauty of a backhanded past Caps goalie Jose Theodore.