Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) to tie the game, 3-3, in the third period before the Washington Capitals lose to the Boston Bruins in game three, 3-4, of National Hockey League first round playoff hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) to tie the game, 3-3, in the third period before the Washington Capitals lose to the Boston Bruins in game three, 3-4, of National Hockey League first round playoff hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)