Round-robin hockey is finally over, and thank goodness. This just isn’t good hockey. Anyway, the Caps beat the Bruins, so now the real hockey can begin.
The Caps got roundly dominated in the first period but emerged with a lead anyway, thanks to TJ Oshie’s tenacity down low against Zdeno Chara. The second period was scoreless, but Tom Wilson had a heap of hustle to beat Charlie McAvoy and make it 2-0 early in the third. Jake DeBrusk made a nice move on a broken play to get the Bruins on the board with ten minutes left, but that was it.