Bruins Defeat Capitals in Overtime

By: Heather Campobello - April 13, 2012

Chris Kelly, a former Ottawa Senator, got the game winning overtime goal and the Bruins took game one.

Despite his defeat, Braden Holtby has been getting a lot of respect for his outstanding ability to defend

Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose broke down Holtby’s performance by saying that despite the fact that he has only played about twenty professional games, he started the game strong, battled his way through, and looked very comfortable in the net.

He had 17 stops in the second period.

Unfortunately Holtby gave Kelly a little too much room on the side of the net in overtime and this is why the Capitals failed to take the game.

The Bruins lost three out of four games to the Capitals during the regular season.

Melrose played 6 NHL seasons in his career and said the Bruins’s plan finally came together in this game.

According to CBSSports.com Chris Kelly bought a new piece of jewelry — a thick, padlocked chain — that he wore around his neck after scoring the game-winning goal in Boston’s playoff opener on Thursday night. The chain is supposed to inspire players to resist becoming the weakest link.

Here is what people on Twitter think of Kelly’s symbolic chain:

Chris Kelly rockin’ The Chain. http://t.co/P8N84RFV #BruinsBling #nhlplayoffs(image) 11 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Chris Kelly Earns Bruins Player of the Game Chain Symbolizing Team Strength, Balance (Photos) http://t.co/rpm7pry4(image) 14 minutes ago via TypePad ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Comparing Chris Kelly to Lil Jon. Read it! — The new Jacket: Bruins hope Chain keeps them together http://t.co/dFRTajDi via @WEEI(image) 18 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Chris Kelly, #Bruins start new playoff tradition they hope is as successful as that retro jacket http://t.co/rcrA1TdX(image) 54 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@MickeyQuinnFTW: Cool chain Chris Kelly you look like a fucking fag” You mad bro?(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@NHLBruins: The Chain hangs in Chris Kelly’s stall in the locker room…^BISH http://t.co/ido8JMP2” my chain hang. all it do is blang blang(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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Heather CampobelloPrior to working as a Staff Writer for WebProNews I was an English Instructor at various colleges in New York, Colorado, and Wyoming. I have a Master of Arts in English from the SUNY of New York at Buffalo and have been working in marketing, clinical research, and education for the past five years. Google:+Heather Campobello

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