There will not be a repeat winner of the Stanley Cup. The Bruins are done.
Washington's Joel Ward scored 2:57 into overtime Wednesday night to lift the Capitals into the second round with a 2-1 victory over Boston. The Bruins' elimination keeps the 1998 Detroit Red Wings as the last repeat winners of the Cup.
Washington's Braden Holtby made 31 saves. All 18 of Washington's playoff wins in the last four years have been by a rookie goalie, the Associated Press wrote.
Two players will join Ward with series-winning goals tonight. The final two first-round victors in the Eastern Conference will be determined in Game Sevens.