Brawlin’ Boston: Caps beat Bruins 4-2

The Capitals hopped on the road for a quick little rendezvous to play the Boston Bruins. To call it a “rendezvous” might be a tad 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 tied it up 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 netter from Alex Ovechkin put the 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 to 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 the Capitals Halak’d Halak.

Don’t miss the Capitals too much, they’ll be back home on Saturday to face the Columbus Blue Jackets and…possibly Sergei Bobrovsky? Who in the world knows any more.

Full RMNB Coverage of Caps at Bruins

Headline photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

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Author: Elyse Bailey