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A win for the Bruins would have been an uplifting end to the city's emotional return to major sports after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at Wednesday night's Bruins game paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring a cappella national anthem and thunderous chants for their city, their country and their team.
Sidney Crosby's overtime goal to beat the United States and win gold for Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics is one of the two or three most memorable moments in the history of the sport. Nearly 35 million viewers were tuned in to watch it, roughly twice the average audience for the Masters, the Daytona 500 and the NCAA basketball finale.
The Caps became the final team in the NHL to pick up a victory, giving Adam Oates his first as a head coach.
This was a different spot for the Washington Capitals. For the first time this season, they led after two periods Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres.
After rejoining his Buffalo Sabres teammates on the ice for the first time in some nine months, goalie Ryan Miller had a few lingering frustrations to get off his chest regarding the NHL lockout.
NHL owners and players have met in big groups. They've held smaller sessions. They're tried federal mediators.
With only two days left to avoid another damaging NHL lockout, players and owners huddled in separate circles to discuss what now seems inevitable.
NHL players braced for the league's fourth work stoppage to begin this weekend, and Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby says "it's not looking great" for the season to start on time Oct. 11.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman maintains the league will lock out players Sunday if a new labor deal isn't reached, and star player Sidney Crosby isn't optimistic the season will start on time.
Coach Dale Hunter billed it as not just a playoff game, but like a "Game 7" of a playoff series. It's a mantra that begs for play as if there's no tomorrow.
Every day, the Washington Capitals see the standings board in the players' lounge and understand their situation. They see the Buffalo Sabres tied with 84 points and just below them thanks to a tiebreaker and know well that Tuesday night's matchup at Verizon Center is critical.
The Buffalo Sabres have brought out the worst in the Washington Capitals this season.
The next player to hammer a goaltender outside the crease isn't likely to get off as easily as Milan Lucic.
The NHL's general managers are looking to clarify rules about contact involving goalies after Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller sustained a concussion following a collision with Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic.
"We have a chance to just write our own story," Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller said. "We have to win our own hockey games and maybe get some help along the way. Tonight we helped ourselves a little bit and we still have games against teams ahead of us (in the standings)."
"We understood what it meant to Boston," said Miller, the starting goalie on the 2010 U.S. Olympic team. "You're really a citizen of the world and this is an attack on a free country. ... It's emotional for us, too. It's a scary situation. We're happy to see from all this terribleness that Boston has pride, Boston cares and people are coming together."