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Bruins Fall to Capitals 4-3 in Overtime

The Bruins fell to the Capitals last night by a score of 4-3 in overtime. Alex Ovechkin put home the game winner less than a minute into the overtime period. With this loss the Bruins fall to 5-1-2 while the Capitals improve to 6-0-3.

Falling into a 3-0 hole early, it looked as if the Capitals roll past Boston but they fought back and made it a 3-2 game. Then Charlie McAvoy scored with an empty net to tie the game at 3, sending it into overtime where Washington won.

The Bruins dominated the whole first period severely out performing the Capitals but just couldn’t put the puck in the back of the net. Rask didn’t play well last night letting up 4 goals. He’ll bounce back on Monday though when we play the Capitals again.

David Pastrnak looked good in his first game of the season and had a few shots on goal. Nick Ritchie also looked good, continuing his tear with his 4th goal in 8 games. It was huge to come back and get a point from this game. The Bruins did not deserve a point but they did get it. Nothing much to complain about as far as the result.

GAME TAKEAWAYS

  • Rask needs to be better
  • Nick Ritchie’s first few games were not a fluke
  • Pastrnak will take some time to come back to regular form, but he played well
  • Charlie McAvoy had a great game
  • Need to capitalize on our scoring chances more

GOALS

1st Period

18:06 – Nicklas Backstrom unassisted

2nd Period

5:22 – Trevor Van Riemsdyk assisted by Brenden Dillon and Nicklas Backstrom

10:03 – Richard Panik (Power Play) assisted by Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin

17:32 – Nick Ritchie (Power Play) assisted by David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron

3rd Period

6:03 – Brad Marchand assisted by Charlie McAvoy and Patrice Bergeron

19:02 – Charlie McAvoy assisted by David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron

Overtime

0:28 – Alex Ovechkin assisted by John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom

THREE STARS

3. Patrice Bergeron (3 assists)

2. Vitek Vanecek (40 saves, .930 save %)

  1. Alex Ovechkin (GWG in OT, 1 assist

Bruins next game – Monday 7:00 PM @ Capitals

Capitals next game – Monday 7:00 PM vs Bruins

 

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