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Bruins and Capitals go to OT; it's NHL-record 7th one-goal game of series

Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera, top, joins teammates to celebrate a goal by Matt Hendricks against the Boston Bruins during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera, top, joins teammates to celebrate a goal by Matt Hendricks against the Boston Bruins during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals played seven one-goal games in their first-round playoff series. That's an NHL record.

No post-season series had ever had even six one-goal games before.

Wednesday night's finale also was the fourth overtime game in the series.

Washington took the lead in the first period when Matt Hendricks tipped John Carlson's shot past Tim Thomas. The Bruins tied it in the second when Tyler Seguin dove under two defenders to sweep a loose puck from the crease into the net.

The third period was scoreless, with the Capitals killing a penalty in the final 3 minutes.

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