Yet another upset occurred in the playoffs this year when the #7 Capitals knocked out the defending champs, the #2 Bruins. Of course the win was no surprise to the Caps, seeing as how a team with both Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin should always stand a chance in the playoffs. Both teams has a high number of shots, the Caps recording 225 and the Bruins marking 248. Goals scored from the 473 shots only totaled 31: 16 for the Caps and 15 for the Bruins.
Both power plays were pretty modest. Washington scored on 15.8% of their power plays while Boston only scored on 8.7%. This really hurt the Bruins goalie, Tim Thomas, who was only able to post a 2.14 goals against average. His counterpart, Braden Holtby (WAS), posted a 2.00 goals against average.
Alexander Semin led the series in goals with 3, while Ovechkin led in assists with 3 as well. The Capitals will take on the Rangers, hoping to score another upset over a higher ranked opponent. They definitely have a shot, even though they only went 1 for 3 in against the Rangers in the regular season. If NYR goalie Henrik Lundqvist keeps playing the way he has in the playoffs so far, the Capitals are going to have a hard time.