Washington Capitals
37-15-7
+150
-170
Boston Bruins
35-16-8
Fri, May 21 - 6:30p ET   |   NBCS   |   TD Garden
By Landon Smith

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins NHL East Division Semifinals Game 4 Preview and Free Picks

Washington Capitals Will Try to Get a Win When Meet Boston Bruins from TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts - NHL Hockey Match Preview and Prediction Game on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Preview, Prediction and Picks

The Washington Capitals are looking to break a two-game losing streak by visiting the Boston Bruins for the fourth game of their seven-game first-round streak in the East Division. Washington was beaten 3-2 by Boston in overtime on Wednesday and is trailing in the series 2-1. Alex Ovechkin and Nic Dowd scored in Washington's loss. Washington has now lost twice in a row in the series after opening with a 3-2 win in Game 1.

During the playoffs, Washington's top scorers are Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway with two apiece, while the leader in assists is Alex Ovechkin with two. The general point leaders are T.J. Oshie, Ovechkin and Hathaway with three each. In goal, Craig Anderson is 1-1-0 with an average of 2.67 goals against and a .929 save percentage.

Boston looks to take the lead in the series with a win over Washington on Friday. In Boston's overtime win over Washington on Wednesday, Craig Smith knocked out Justin Schultz on the puck behind Washington's net and swept him in front of the net and on the winner's goal. Taylor Hall and Brad Marchand also scored in Boston's victory. Tuukka Rask made 35 saves at the net for the Bruins.

During the playoffs, Boston's top scorers are Brad Marchand, Taylor Hall and Jake DeBrusk with two apiece, while the leaders in assists are Craig Smith, Charlie McAvoy, David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk with two apiece. The leader of the general classification is Craig Smith with three. In goal, Tuukka Rask is 2-1-0 with an average of 2.27 goals against and a .926 save percentage.

 

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By Landon Smith, on 6:30p ET