January 24, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Capitals

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 3
WSH - 3

SHOTS
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.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
BOS - 1
WSH - 0

SHOTS
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.