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Troy Brouwer lifts Capitals past Bruins

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 11:07 p.m. MDT

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, left, is hit by Boston Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg during the second period of Game 5 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Boston Saturday, April 21, 2012.  (Winslow Townson, Associated Press) Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, left, is hit by Boston Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg during the second period of Game 5 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Boston Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Winslow Townson, Associated Press)

BOSTON — Troy Brouwer scored on a power play with 1:27 left, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory Saturday and moving the defending champion Boston Bruins a loss away from elimination.

Brouwer gave the Capitals a 3-2 series lead with his second goal of the playoffs, beating goalie

Tim Thomas over the glove with a wrist shot from the right circle. It came with 37 seconds left on a slashing penalty against Benoit Pouliot.

The Bruins, who trailed 2-0 and 3-2, tied it at 8:47 of the third period on Johnny Boychuk's goal.

The Capitals can wrap up the best-of-seven series at home Sunday.

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