Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Capitals beat Bruins 5-3


Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals game recap video, on February 1, 2017.
On Wednesday, all you need to know is that the Bruins got beat by the much better team in the Washington Capitals 5-3.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Capitals T.J. Oshie scored, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Later, Capitals Nicklas Backstrom scored, giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 22nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, cutting the Capitals lead to 2-1.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 23rd goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 2-2. Later, Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal, giving the Capitals a 3-2 lead.

In the third period, Capitals Brett Connolly scored, giving the Capitals a 4-2 lead. Later, Capitals Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, giving the Capitals a 5-2 lead. Later, Bruins David Krejci scored his 13th goal of the season, cutting the Capitals lead to 5-3.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 17 saves on 22 shots. Rask is now 25-13-0-4 with a 2.24 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-23 and hits 24-17. The Capitals led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage and blocked shots 17-12. The Bruins went 2-for-3 on the power-play while the Capitals went 1-for-3.

David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. David Backes and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 5 hits each. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
2) Capitals forward Brett Connolly
3) Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 26-22-6 with 58 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division. The Bruins are now 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 14-10-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

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