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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins is hit by Cody Eakin #50 of the Washington Capitals on March 29, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 29: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins is hit by Cody Eakin #50 of the Washington Capitals on March 29, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins’ first round playoff opponent was finally determined Saturday after the final chips fell into place.

The Capitals won and the Senators lost their final regular season games Saturday, vaulting Washington to the No. 7 seed and a date with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Bruins in the first round.

FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE:

  • Capitals @ Bruins, Game 1: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Capitals @ Bruins, Game 2: Saturday, April 14, 2012 3 p.m.
  • Bruins @ Capitals, Game 3: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m.
  • Bruins @ Capitals, Game 4: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:30 p.m.
  • Capitals @ Bruins, Game 5: Saturday, April 21, 2012 3 p.m. (if necessary)
  • Bruins @ Capitals, Game 6: Sunday, April 22, 2012 TBD (if necessary)
  • Capitals @ Bruins, Game 7: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 TBD (if necessary)

You can listen to all of the games live on 98.5 The Sports Hub!

QUICK LOOK AT THE CAPITALS

Just as it has been for years, goaltending continues to be an issue in the nation’s capital. Washington allowed more goals (226) than they scored (218) this season.

What’s worse is that they are down to just one healthy goalie: minor leaguer Braden Holtby. Goalies Thomas Vokoun (groin) and Michal Neuvirth (left leg) are both out with injuries and their availability for the playoffs is not known.

Alex Ovechkin led the Capitals in scoring again, finishing with 38 goals and 27 assists.

The Capitals and Bruins last played on March 29, with Washington winning 3-2 at the TD Garden.

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