Photo: Brian Babineau
Sore over losing a well-played game on Thursday, the Capitals came out blazing against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Spurred by a two-spot from the captain, the Caps had this one covered early– but a sterling effort from Braden Holtby made it a lock.
Alex Ovechkin kicked his season off with an Ovi goal from the Ovi spot on the power play. Before the first frame was over, Ovi added another– this time at evens, but again assisted by Nick Backstrom.
The second PP unit made it 3-0 in the second period as Mike Green swept in a one-timer from the weak side.
In the third, Andre Burakovsky fed John Carlson in the high slot to make it 4-0 [Update: The goal is now credited to Joel Ward]. The Bruins got cranky and cantankerous and canker sore but couldn’t score because they stink.
Caps beat Bruins 4-0. Holtby is the best.
Joe B suit of the night
I like it! The Caps got outshot like crazy, but much of that is the consequence of going up 2-0 in the first period and then playing defensively to protect the lead. We saw the captain make up for a quiet performance on Thursday and fireworks from the second power play unit.
There is nothing not to like tonight. Or if there is, I’m too gracious to mention it.
Have a great Saturday night, Caps fans!
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