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The Washington Capitals salute the fans after a 4-2 victory against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on April 5, 2012 in Washington, DC.
The Washington Capitals will begin their quest for the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup on Thursday evening, when they face the defending NHL champion Boston Bruins in the first game of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
The Caps were denied a fifth straight Southeast Division title when the Florida Panthers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1 Saturday. However, Washington's win over the New York Rangers coupled with Ottawa's loss to the New Jersey Devils enabled the Caps to slide into the second season as the No. 7 seed.
The full schedule and national TV information for the series is below. Games 1, 3, 4 can also be seen on Comcast SportsNet in the Washington and Baltimore areas. The schedule will be updated with information for games 5, 6, and 7 as the series progresses, if necessary.