Joel Ward scored his first goal of the National Hockey League playoffs in overtime to send the Washington Capitals into the second round at the expense of the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.
The Capitals won 2-1 in the decisive seventh game at TD Garden in Boston last night.
Matt Hendricks gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the first period and Tyler Seguin tied the game at 1-1 for the Bruins in the second period.
After a scoreless third period, Ward hit a 17-foot backhand shot two minutes, 57 seconds into overtime.
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