Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Capitals
BOS - 3
WSH - 3
BOS - 24
WSH - 18
After grabbing a 1-0 lead in the opening frame, the Bruins will now head to the third tied 3-3.
Washington knotted things up early in the second, as Cody Eakin snapped one past Tuukka Rask to make it 1-1.
The Caps quickly built off that momentum, tallying just 41 seconds later as Mathieu Perreault's wrister found its way in to make it 2-1.
With Washington pressing to push their lead to two, Boston got a much-needed goal from Tyler Seguin. The winger grabbed a new stick over at the bench, burst back into the play and beat Vokoun with a beautiful backhander glove-side to make it 2-2.
After Perreault's second of the game made it 3-2 Washington, the resilient Bruins cashed in on a power play. Brad Marchand buried his first goal since returning from suspension, upping his total on the year to 17 as he tied things up 3-3 after Perreault went to the box for hooking.
Boston had a real strong showing on faceoffs in the second and have now won 24-of-40 (60%) on the night.
Matt Hendricks, former property of the Bruins, has a game-high six hits.
BOS - 1
WSH - 0
BOS - 12
WSH - 10
Twenty minutes are in the book down in Washington where the Bruins hold a 1-0 lead over the Capitals.
Rich Peverley buried his eighth of the season at the 7:46 mark. It was a fluky tally for No. 49. Peverley tried to feed the puck to Milan Lucic in front, but a sprawled out Karl Alzner unintentionally swept the biscuit past his own goalie.
Up until that point, it was a pretty sluggish period for the Black and Gold. Boston got rocked all over the ice, as Washington held a 14-7 edge in hits.
Patrice Bergeron, who picked up an assist on Peverley's strike, won 5-of-7 faceoffs in the first period.
David Krejci missed nearly all of the last half of the opening frame. He was hobbled blocking a shot.
For the time being, it appears Chris Kelly may take Krejci's spot on the top line with Peverley and Milan Lucic, should No. 46 not return.