The Caps entered Boston, on Thursday night, having last lost to the Bruins sometime during the Grover Cleveland administration. The streak lives on.
With about two and a half minutes to go in the first period, Jakub Vrana split the Bruins defense and put home a slick shot to bring the good guys up 1-0.
In the second, Patrice Bergeron put away a power play goal to tie the game at 1-1. The Caps answered with a power play goal of their own later in the period. Nicklas Backstrom banked in a beautiful feed from Evgeny Kuzetnsov to make it 2-1 Caps. Rumor is Kuzy called bank.
In the third, Christian Djoos made a nice feed to Alex Chiasson in front of the Bruins cage. Mr. Chiasson put the biscuit in the basket to extend the Caps’ lead to 3-1. With just under 10 minutes to go, Brooks Orpik was sent to the box on a questionable call. It didn’t matter because you can’t stop Alex Chiasson. Chiasson blocked a shot at the blue line and was off to the races. He buried the breakaway chance to push the lead to 4-1. David Krejci pulled the Bruins within two late. Alex Ovechkin iced the game with an empty-net bank shot. He definitely called bank. Bergeron added a late meaningless goal.
Caps win 5-3.
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒🥅 (@TarikNBCS) December 15, 2017
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