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.
- 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
18:06 – Nicklas Backstrom unassisted
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
6:03 – Brad Marchand assisted by Charlie McAvoy and Patrice Bergeron
19:02 – Charlie McAvoy assisted by David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron
0:28 – Alex Ovechkin assisted by John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom
3. Patrice Bergeron (3 assists)
2. Vitek Vanecek (40 saves, .930 save %)
- Alex Ovechkin (GWG in OT, 1 assist
Bruins next game – Monday 7:00 PM @ Capitals
Capitals next game – Monday 7:00 PM vs Bruins