Time and again during this white-knuckle playoff series, Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin had put himself in position to score, only to have Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby intervene with an improbable save.

Patience understandably was beginning to fray, and yet Seguin continued to fire one shot after the other, figuring obstinance eventually would yield his elusive first goal.

That's precisely how circumstances unfolded for Seguin, whose winner that kept Boston alive, 4-3, on Sunday came 3 minutes 17 seconds into overtime in Game 6 before a stunned crowd at Verizon Center.

"I thought he was skating extremely well tonight," Bruins Coach Claude Julien said of his leading scorer during the regular season. "He used his speed, had a chance early in the game, to me it was fitting for him to get that goal."