The Capitals struck first and led the entire game but the young Buds made it exciting and kept coming back after trailing 2-0, 4-1 and 5-3 but came up short with a 5-4 loss and the series is tied at two. Toronto boy Tom Wilson scored two more goals, Oshie with two and OV with another for the Caps. Hyman scored his first career NHL playoff goal, JVR, Matthews and Bozak scored for the Buds in the loss. Coach Mike Babcock said “They didn’t play hard enough.” Although the Caps won you have to to praise Toronto’s never give up attitude and effort and they will try to adjust and get back on the winning track when the series shifts back to Washington for Game 5 Friday night. In the words of radio broadcaster Joe Bowen “They just won’t go away…like a bad cold you can’t get rid of these kids.” The Senators defeated the bruins 1-0 to take a 3-1 series lead, the Ducks swept the Flames 4 straight with a 3-1 win and The Wild are alive down 3-1 with a 2- win over The Blues. Tonight it’s The Habs vs Rangers in Montreal, CBJ is Pittsburgh, Sharks vs Oilers and the Blackhawks are on the brink of elimination and must win in Nashville tonight down 3 games. Raptors lost Game 1, 97-83 then bounced back Tuesday with a 106-100 victory vs The Bucks. Game 3 is tonight at 8pm in Milwaukee. The Jays have struggled this season but improved their record to 3-11 with a 3-0 victory over the Boston Redsox. Final game of the series is today at 12:37pm then the Jays fly out west to face LA Angels tomorrow.
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Check out Bozak’s goal with 25.8 seconds left to make it close. Play by Play from Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph via Sportsnet Radio from Goal Leafs Goal on Youtube