NHL Playoffs: 3 Key Takeaways for the Washington Capitals Following Game 1

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NHL Playoffs: 3 Key Takeaways for the Washington Capitals Following Game 1
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On Thursday the Capitals faced off against the Boston Bruins in what turned out to be a classic, old-time hockey match. 

In what some fair-weather hockey fans would call a boring match, the Bruins emerged victorious in a quick overtime by a score of 1-0. 

However, if this game is any indication of what is to come between these two teams, fans can expect a close-fought and hard-hitting series with tons of thrills.

For the Capitals, it ended in a bitter defeat at the hands of Chris Kelly in overtime. However, it was not all bad for the Capitals, and there are definitely some key takeaways for Game 2. 

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