NHL Playoffs 2012: 8 Most Important Players in the Bruins vs Capitals Series

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 8 Most Important Players in the Bruins vs Capitals Series
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Tuesday night, the surprisingly upbeat Washington Capitals will travel to Boston to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions in a best of seven games series.

The seventh seeded Capitals are huge underdogs going into the series. Without a number one goaltender, a true second line center, and a suspect defense, the Capitals don't match up well against the physically intimidating Bruins.

The Capitals' proverbial ace up the sleeve will be their secondary and tertiary scoring while all Bruin eyes will be on captain Alexander Ovechkin.

The following are the players who will be most important to their teams, contributing to their success, and eventually moving on to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

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