For once, Caps exceed expectations

Updated: April 26, 2012, 12:22 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- You could hear the Washington Capitals hooting and hollering from well down the hallway at TD Garden.

Inside the dressing room, veteran winger Mike Knuble was flipping the puck that represented the winning goal in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series from hand to hand, turning it over and over.

He wasn't exactly sure what to do with it.

Give it to rookie netminder Braden Holtby, who turned aside 31 of 32 Boston shots en route to a 2-1 overtime win in Game 7 ...

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