Last night, the Boston Bruins stormed back from a three-to-nothing deficit with five unanswered goals to win 5-3 vs the Washington Capitals. David Pastrňák notched two goals in his second game of the season, with Brandon Carlo, Brad Marchand, and Craig Smith netting the other three. Former B’s captain Zdeno Chara scored for the Capitals.
The first period and a half was all Capitals. They were up 3-0 by the 11 minute mark of the 2nd period, and it would have been 4-0 if not for a Carl Hagelin tip-in goal that was called back due to offsides. The first goal of the game was from the former captain, Zdeno Chara, who ripped a slap shot past Jaroslav Halak at the 6:34 mark of the 1st period. Just 10 seconds later, the Caps scored another goal, this time off of the stick of Daniel Sprong. The goal that ended up being their last came at the 11:25 mark of the 2nd period, with John Carlson scoring a powerplay wrister.
The B’s offense finally woke up four minutes later, when David Pastrňák scored his first goal of the year. He would get his second of the day six minutes into the third period, with a wrist shot at a weird angle. Seven minutes after, Jeremy Lauzon dished out a perfect pass to Craig Smith to score on an amazing passing play. Brandon Carlo slapped in the game winning goal with two and a half minutes left, and Brad Marchand tapped one into the empty net.
The Bruins split the 2 game series with the Caps and look ahead to tomorrow’s challenging matchup in Philly.