The Washington Capitals rolled into Boston with nine road wins under their belt, the best in the NHL. On Saturday they extended the wins to ten after besting the Bruins in the first of their three meetings.
The Bruins opened the game by striking first, but Travis Boyd scored his first goal of the season to tie up the game heading into the second period. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before, but John Carlson had an assist. He sits with 32 points with 8 goals and 24 assists. Whew.
The Capitals began the second period by turning the puck over in their own zone to make it very easy for David Pastrnak to put the Bruins up 2-1. What happened the rest of the second period? All you need to know is that Jaroslav Halak…is still Jaroslav Halak. Shots on goal heading into the third were Capitals 30 and Bruins 15.
The Caps looked much better in the third. TJ Oshie saved the dang day and put the biscuit in the basket with under a minute remaining. Overtime happened and it was very exciting, but this game needed a shootout to end. With a big goal by Vrana and a big save by Holtby, the Caps got two points.
Caps beat Bruins 3-2!
leaf fans in the building have started a “fire babcock” chant
— evan sc🍩tt huber (@evanscotthuber) November 17, 2019
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 17, 2019
Everyone, deep breath. The Capitals get tomorrow off and are headed back home. Next game is Monday night when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Quack quack, have a great weekend.
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