Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and Patrice Bergeron fight for position against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom during the first period of Game 3 of the first-round playoff series Monday, April 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and Patrice Bergeron fight for position against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom during the first period of Game 3 of the first-round playoff series Monday, April 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)