Caps' Ward: Racist tweets 'didn't ruin my day'
Yet Flyers fans like myself have been used to a new playoff tradition in the last two years-facing off with the Boston Bruins. And there was a chance that for the third straight year, Philadelphia and Boston would meet in the second round yet again.
Joel Ward scored on a rebound 2:57 into overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory.
Chara's strong two-way play helped the Bruins capture their third Northeast Division title in the past four seasons. The Boston captain led all defensemen and tied for third in the NHL in plus-minus (+33) — matching his League-leading rating from
For much of the Washington Capitals' first-round playoff series — and all of Game 6 — the Boston Bruins frustrated Alex Ovechkin. They hung on him like love-struck club bunnies. They hit him like the boyfriends of love-struck club bunnies.
By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward said the racial slurs directed at him on Twitter after he scored the series-winning overtime goal to eliminate the Boston Bruins were "shocking to see, but it didn't ruin my day.