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B's-Caps shaping up as goalie duel

Tim Thomas edged Braden Holtby in Game 1, which portends a tight series

Updated: April 14, 2012, 12:23 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas had a message for his teammates earlier this week.

When the Bruins learned that the Washington Capitals decided to start 22-year-old netminder Braden Holtby, Thomas said don't be fooled by the prospect's age and lack of experience. A young goalie, with nothing to lose, could be a dangerous foe.

Turns out that Thomas was right with his prediction.

Fortunately for the Bruins, they were able to sneak one goal past Holtby, and ...

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