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A look at a long history of heart attack-inducing games

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals - Game Two Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

11 - Number of consecutive playoff games between the Capitals and Bruins that have been decided by a single goal, including last night’s OT loss. That dates back to their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup back in 1998, with the deciding Game 6 won by the Caps by a score of 3-2 to send them to the ECSF against Ottawa.

In fact, 14 of their 20 playoff meetings all time have been one-goal affairs, going all the way back to the first time they went head to head in the postseason back in 1990 (a four-game Conference Final sweep at the hands of the Bruins, decided by - you guessed it - a one-goal game).