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:
@MickeyQuinnFTW: Cool chain Chris Kelly you look like a fucking fag” You mad bro?“