Thursday, December 8, 2016

Capitals beat Bruins in overtime 4-3

Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on December 7, 2016.
Last night, the Bruins fell behind three goals to the Capitals but managed to tie it up in the third period and force overtime. The Capitals would score in overtime to win the game over the Bruins 4-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, only 23 seconds into the game, Capitals Justin Williams scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Later, Capitals Justin Williams scored again, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Capitals Daniel Winnik scored, giving the Capitals a 3-0 lead. Later, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 7th goal of the season, making the score 3-1. Bruins rookie Anton Blidh recorded an assist on Moore's goal, which was his 1st NHL career point. Later, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 16th goal of the season, getting the Bruins closer at 3-2.

In the third period, Bruins Colin Miller scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal, giving the Capitals a 4-3 overtime win.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 16 saves on 20 shots. Rask is now 14-4-0-2 with a 1.79 GAA and a .933 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 55% faceoff percentage, shots 34-20 and hits 25-24. The Capitals led the game in blocked shots 21-7. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Capitals went 0-for-2.

Torey Krug led the Bruins with 4 shots. David Backes led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Matt Beleskey and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 15-10-2 with 32 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 8-5-2 this season. The next game for the Bruins is tonight (Thursday), when they host the Colorado Avalanche, at 7pm ET.

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