The league’s number-one and number-two teams collided as the Washington Capitals hosted the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night, delivering a night of real good hockey.
NHL goal leader David Pastrnak scored first with an odd-man rush. TJ Oshie scored two goals in the second period, including a thrilling highlight-reel goal we’ll discuss below. Sean Kuraly tied the game early in the third period by deflecting Krug’s wild shot from way out, but John Carlson answered with a one-timer serviced by Nicklas Backstrom. The lead held.
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— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 12, 2019
That was an imperfect game with some highs and lows. But the better team won, and those two standings points matter most. Next up is the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. See you there.
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