BOSTON -- Chris Kelly was the hero on Thursday night at the TD Garden, as he blasted a slap shot from the left circle over the left shoulder of Washington goaltender Braden Holtby to give the Bruins a 1-0 win, just 1:18 into overtime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
It was a scoreless game after three periods, and Boston had tested Holtby in regulation, out-shooting the Capitals 29-16 after 60 minutes.
The Bruins out-shot the Capitals 26-7 through the first two periods, but had nothing to show for it, even after taking a 17-2 shot advantage in the second period alone.
Neither team could get it going on the power play either, in regulation. The B's went 0-for-4, including a six-minute stretch of 5-on-4 play that extended from the end of the first to the beginning of the second period.
The Capitals, meanwhile, went 0-for-2 on the man advantage in regulation.
But all that mattered was Kelly's even-strength goal in the early minutes of overtime to give the B's a 1-0 series lead.
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HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.
Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.
Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.
Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.
Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.