The Capitals hopped on the road for a quick little rendezvous to play the Boston Bruins. To call it a “rendezvous” might be too nice because this was a messy game.
After a fairly tame first period, aside from a beautiful breakaway goal from Jakub Vrana, the Caps and the Bruins would both score a goal each in the second. The extracurricular stuff was a little bumpy with some rough hits and chippy play.
A few minutes into the third and the capitals had too many men on the ice. Alex Ovechkin took a seat in the bad box and the Bruins started it 2-2. But do you hear that? That wind in the air? No, it’s not a bird but it’s the sweet, sweet feeling of watching Jaroslav Halak completely miss a shot from Nicklas Backstrom. An empty nights from Alex Ovechkin’s final nail in the coffin.
Caps win 4-2!
- According to Natural Stat Trick, the Bruins buried the Capitals in shots 41-22. They also out-attempted Washington at 5v5, 55-30. But the capitals kept most of Boston’s attempts at the perimeter and the capitals had better quality scoring chances. The Caps had 10 high-danger chances to Boston’s 7 at 5v5. You could say Halak’d Halak’s capitals
Don’t miss the Capitals too much, they’ll be back home on Saturday to face the Columbus Blue Jackets and… possibly Sergei Bobrovsky ?
Full RMNB Coverage of Caps at Bruins
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