Boston Bruins Playoffs 2012: 5 Most Important Players in Series with Capitals

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Boston Bruins Playoffs 2012: 5 Most Important Players in Series with Capitals
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The Boston Bruins will have to get good performances from several important players if they are to defeat the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2012 NHL playoffs.

The Capitals are the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, but they just got elite center Nicklas Backstrom back from a concussion. Backstrom missed many months recovering from the head injury, and the team's offense struggled without him.

Washington is a good team and Boston cannot be lazy or they could be upset in this series. Let's look at the five most important players for the Bruins in this battle versus the Capitals.

 

Nicholas Goss is a Boston Bruins Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and was the organization's on-site reporter for the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.

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