Later, Peverley broke in alone on the right wing, deked defenseman John Erskine into a belly-flop, and scored through Holtby's legs at the 13:12 mark of the first period. That made it 1-1 — and meant that five of Boston's seven series goals to that point were scored with Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman on the ice.
But Holtby wouldn't let another puck get by.
NOTES: Holtby's save total was the highest for a Capitals goalie all season. ... The Bruins outshot the Capitals 14-3 in the first period, and 45-21 for the game. ... Boston had won six consecutive road games. ... Knuble, who last appeared in a game on April 5, played on a line with Joel Ward and Aucoin. ... Washington F Cody Eakin was assigned to Hershey of the AHL before the game. He had four goals and four assists in 29 games with the Capitals this season, making his NHL debut Nov. 1.