Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs Capitals preview
Wed, 11 Apr 2012|
Joe Haggerty gives us the keys to watch for in this first-round playoff series
All right is gunning for. Reporter on the Washington Capitals. Claude Julian what's the biggest thing that concerns him about that team from Washington the atypical number seven seed as I like to college here. Because they're so stacked in -- biggest worry the offense the explosiveness. Of a bunch of their forwards their puck moving. Make things happen five on five let's face it Alex Ovechkin is going to be the most explosive game changing force. In this series for either side. Also Washington Capitals team that can be. Provoked the can be -- that they can be exploited there in the bottom third of the NHL. In defense goals allowed there in the bottom -- of the NHL in penalty kill their team that has a rookie goaltender that's ever play in the playoffs before that's going to be expected start for them. They have a lot of weaknesses out there I think the biggest key for the Boston Bruins is to shut down their best offensive players seven Ovechkin backstroke. David Brooks lake. It's also shut down their transition game -- the defenseman Mike Green is not had a good year. He's been bothered by injuries that we on the Dennis Wideman has foibles his weaknesses of the Brewers can exploit those. Hold down their defense and attack that rookie goaltender. I think they're gonna have a lot of success. We could see some scores settled in the series as well John thorn is not a big fan of Troy Brower. And I think that fight has been a long time coming we could see that bubble over in the playoffs. And you may see some retribution for that Jason Jim Mora hit. -- knocked out of my way to the beginning of last year should be really interesting. I think it's going to be a battle between Washington.