Goals by old friend Michael Nylander and young defenseman Mike Green  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  did his best to try and hold them back, but the high-powered Washington Capitals  cashed in and drew first blood against the B’s. Just seconds after the Bruins killed off a Marc Savard  penalty, Mike Green took a feed from Russian winger Alex Ovechkin  and scored on a bomb from the high point just 2:08 into the game. Shawn Thornton  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.