Mar 5, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) punches Boston Bruins center Trent Frederic (11) during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals kick off the 2021 NHL playoffs this upcoming Saturday, May 13. The Bruins, the No. 3 seed in the East division, went 4-2-2 against the Capitals this season, who finished as the No. 2 seed.
Their only two regulation losses have slight asterisks to them, as the Capitals drubbed a shorthanded Boston team 8-1 in mid-April, and just recently, the Capitals took the season finale 2-1 in a game that had most of the Black and Gold regulars out of the lineup.