Caps Defeat Bruins 4-2 to Win 3rd in a Row

The Washington Capitals continued to roll with a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins in a brief stop up in Boston before a big two home games come up on the horizon vs. the Blue Jackets and the Blues. Jakub Vrana continued his fire with a fast breakaway goal. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Nicklas Backstrom added a goal of his own. The win was the Caps’ 14th straight victory over the B’s, including their previous meeting on banner night, outscoring them 45-21 in those victories. 

Vrana’s goal came at 6:38 in the first after T.J. Oshie capitalized on a turnover and fed him a pass ahead of the defense. It was the second straight game Vrana scored, after scoring twice against the Flyers on Tuesday, and his 15th goal of the season. V is on fire.

The Bruins tied it at 14:11 in the second period with a goal from Ryan Donato. Alex Ovechkin answered 39 seconds later for his 31st goal of the season.

In the third the hosts got one back with a goal from David Krejci at 4:37 to tie the game at two. Then the Caps answered immediately after once again. This time it was 1:09 with a sniper for his 11th goal of the year.

Ovi put the game away with 95 seconds left on an empty-netter from Fenway Park. Thursday night was Ovechkin’s 128th multi-goal game, passing both Mike Bossy and Jaromir Jagr. He is ninth on the NHL’s all-time list and only four wingers have had more.

Ovi now has 1,171 career-points, passing Bobby Hull for sole possession of 50th place on the NHL’s all-time points list. This was a game where the Caps just made their shots when it counted, being outshot 41-22. Braden Holtby though was the there when his team needed him, stopping 39-of-41 shots. He continues to dominate the Bruins, who’s winning steak began back in October of 2014.

The Caps return home to Capital One Arena for a big Saturday night matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets, a Metropolitan Division rival and an opponent that the Caps faced in the first round on their way to the Cup.

 

 

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