Passing of the Torch: Patrice Bergeron Wins First Playoff Series as Bruins’ Captain, Eliminates Longtime Leader Zdeno Chara, Capitals

The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 to close out their first-round series in five games and advance in the playoffs. They’ll next face the Pittsburgh Penguins or New York Islanders. Top-line winger David Pastrnak scored a highlight-reel goal and captain Patrice Bergeron scored twice. Longtime starting goaltender Tuukka Rask made 40 saves. The Bruins won four in a row after dropping the series opener in overtime. The Capitals lost in the first round for a third consecutive year since winning the Stanley Cup in 2018.

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