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!