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Haggs: Boston Bruins Put Capitals On Lockdown With Game 4 Win | BHN+

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BOSTON – A Stanley Cup playoff series isn’t actually over until the Boston Bruins collect four wins, obviously.

But the Boston Bruins have now locked a Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Dream sleeper hold on the Washington Capitals in their first round series with the Caps on the brink of elimination. After winning an emotional double-overtime Game 3 where the Washington Capitals crumbled with a key mental mistake losing them the game, the Boston Bruins were expecting a desperate, high-level effort from the Capitals.

Instead, the Bruins essentially dominated the entire 60-minute effort in the most one-sided game of the series with a 4-1 victory over the Capitals on Friday night to take a 3-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The B’s outshot the Capitals by a 37-20 margin, finished on three power play goals in a special teams domination and responded emotionally after rugged, veteran defenseman Kevan Miller was knocked out of the game due to a violent, late second period hit from Dmitry Orlov that sent him to the hospital.

To say it galvanized the B’s would be an understatement.

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Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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