WASHINGTON Tyler Seguin wouldn't be shut out forever.
The second year forward's first goal of the series was the overtime game-winner in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals. With Boston's 4-3 win, the Bruins tied the series at three games apiece, sending the deciding Game 7 back to Boston.
Seguin didn't have a single point in the series coming into Game 6, but he also assisted on his team's third goal of the game. At the time, it looked like it might be the game-winner.
He broke up a play in the defensive zone, carried the puck up ice and fired a laser shot off Braden Holtby that created a rebound for Andrew Ference.
Ference rifled the rebound into the open net, and the Bruins had themselves a 3-2 lead. Minutes later, though, Alex Ovechkin corralled a puck off of a face-off and flicked a it past Tim Thomas to make the score 3-3.
The Bruins held their first lead of the series headed into the first intermission on Rich Peverleys third goal of the playoffs, but Washington out-shot the Bruins by a 15-5 margin in the second period, and seemingly took control of the game.
The Bruins failed to score on a four-minute power play when Alex Ovechkin went off for a high-stick that drew blood on Zdeno Chara. Washington bookended the middle period with goals: a long bomb score from Mike Green and a tap-in by Jason Chimera after hed dumped Brad Marchand at the other end of the ice without drawing an interference penalty call.
David Krejci had slipped in his first goal of the playoffs -- a power play strike off a Milan Lucic feed -- between Caps scores to leave it tied at 2-2 at the end of the second period prior to the overtime and Tyler Seguin's heroics.
BOSTON - Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon hit two-run homers and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday to cap a night in which David Ortiz's number became the latest retired at Fenway Park.
It was the 250th career home run for Ramirez, a good friend of Ortiz who was also born in the Dominican Republic. Leon finished with three hits and four RBIs.
The homers helped provide a nice cushion for Rick Porcello (4-9), who gave up four runs and struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory. It was the 13th straight start Porcello has gone at least six innings.
Alex Meyer (3-4) allowed five runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Los Angeles scored three runs in the seventh, but cooled off after Porcello left.
Boston got out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, scoring on an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts and then getting two more runs off wild pitches by Meyer.
Ramirez gave Porcello a 5-1 lead in the fourth with his two-run shot to right field.
This could serve as a needed confidence boost for Porcello, who had been 0-4 with a 7.92 ERA in his previous five starts, allowing 47 hits and 27 earned runs.
He had command of his pitches early, holding the Angels scoreless until the fourth, when a catching error by Leon at home allowed Albert Pujols to cross the plate.
TORONTO - Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night.
Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be enough, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a save on Teal Bunbury's header in the 88th minute. But Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball before beating a defender and banging a left-footed shot home for his 50th goal in MLS regular-season and playoff action.
MLS leading Toronto (10-2-5) has won seven straight at home. New England (5-7-5) is 0-6-3 on the road.